or perhaps, "It's a damn good thing my husband loves me so much!"
We just got back from Stitches East, and I am feeling pleasantly exhausted. We didn't do too much outside of the hotel this time as we weren't on the Inner Harbor side of Baltimore, but we still had a wonderful time and had some fabulous food. I know you are eager to see what I picked up, so here goes:
Perhaps my new favourite colourway: Yarn Love's Bayfield Apple:
As soon as I finished my current Yarn Pirate socks I think Bayfield Apple will be on the needles. The ladies in this booth were so nice, and I love how the yarn types are named after literary characters (the yarn I bought was called 'Marianne Dashwood' from Sense and Sensibility). I also bought this yarn, Strawberry Shortcake, from Yarn Love:
Miss Babs Baby Bamboo and Superwash Sock in Light Turquoise:
It's hard to make out in this picture, but there is a vein of darker turquoise that is in here and I am really eager to see how it will knit up.
Storm Moon Knits Twilight Sock in Rockabilly Blues:
Lisa Souza Sock! in Lapland:
Valley Yarns Northampton from WEBS:
I have a hooded cabled vest in mind for this yarn.
And lastly... and this was the first thing I did buy because I expected it to be much rarer than it was, my Malabrigo Sock yarn in Boticelli Red:
It's so soft - and the yarn is shiny almost as if there was some silk in it.
The only bad thing about this whole weekend is that it is now over and I don't have time to dig into my expanded stash!