Last Saturday, Brian and I made the trek from Napa to Santa Clara for a commando visit it Stitches West. We were only there for an hour or so because we were trying to get to my sister's house at the same time the baby got up from his nap. (Of course, that didn't work because babies have their own timing.) And in classic Nell style, I forgot the camera. So you'll have to make due with pictures of acquisitions only.
Anyway, I made a few quick purchases to show you.
First stop was Blue Moon Fiber Arts
where 3 skeins jumped into my hands. (And I got to catch up with the wonderful TapMouse
Socks That Rock Lightweight in Valentino.
A purply Rare Gem in Mediumweight
And a skein of De-Vine in My Blue Heaven. I've been ogling this yarn since Stitches last year. And the one thing I really wanted was this delicious skein. The color didn't come out very well in this photo. It's much richer and more saturated in real life.
Off we went to Wabi Sabi
Sock yarn in Peach Berry Smash. I haven't tried their yarn but this is lovely and smooshable.
Finally, Miss Babs'
never disappoints. The sheer number of colors this woman dyes is incredible.
Sock yarn in Cleopatra. Can't wait to see how this knits up. But for now, I'll just pat the skein.
I'm still knitting around here. Not just collecting yarn. Another cabled raglan for a friend's baby just needs sleeves. And my Central Park Hoodie needs the arms sewn on. They just aren't fitting correctly and have sent to time out.