/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Dragged Myself Home

Well this is my third year living in this area and the first year I made it to Stitches Midwest.  What an awesome time.  A bunch of us went today together and met with other friends and it was a complete blast.  I’m so glad I jotted down some notes on what I was looking for, although I admit that didn’t stop me from impulse buying a bit.

I had three possible projects in mind – one shawl (with worsted) and two sweaters (one worsted and one bulky).  I decided if I found the right yarn at the right price it would be a go for one of these projects.  Well how does $2.99 a ball for 50% Baby Alpaca/50% Merino strike you?  Well, I said what a deal of course and picked out this lovely green.

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I know my friend Kathy is totally cringing right now, but I’m on such a green kick and this emerald color is perfect for the Notre Dame de Grace sweater that was in Interweave Knits Summer 2007.

The next thing I had on my list was some Hiya Hiya needles.  These are fantastic.  Pointy, slick (but not too slick) and light weight.  I bought 4 pairs in various sizes.

hiya hiya needles 8-22-2008 7-38-33 PM

Finally my impulse purchases were two skeins of Trekking, which I had to immediately cast one one.

trekking sock  8-22-2008 7-36-53 PM

I loved these colors and had them on my mind from when I saw them at another store.

trekking sock 8-22-2008 7-37-21 PM

Then a little sock knitting bag and a new needle roll.  I’m getting so many sock needles with all of the new needles coming out that needed an overflow needle roll.

project bag and needle roll 8-22-2008 7-35-36 PM

Anyway like most shows they had some good deals and some expensive stuff.  This was a nice location and I hope they have it again there next year.

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