Sunday, November 09, 2008

Stitches East ReCap (a.k.a., 'The Haul')

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:

Yarn Love 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:

Yarn Love Strawberry Shortcake

Miss Babs Baby Bamboo and Superwash Sock in Light Turquoise:

Miss Babs Pale 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:

Storm Moon Knits Rockabilly Blues

Lisa Souza Sock! in Lapland:

Lisa Souza Lapland

Valley Yarns Northampton from WEBS:

Valley Yarns Northampton

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:

Malabrigo Sock 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!


Trillian42 said...

Gah! Where did you find Malabrigo Sock? I was hoping to at least fondle some, but I never saw it.

I'm sorry I wasn't there on Saturday this year - it would have been great to see you.

teri said...


You're right, your husband MUST love you!!!

Disco said...

The Malabrigo colour is GORGEOUS. Like you said, nice and shiny too :0)

Zonda said...

Gorgeous yarns! Lovely colors! Glad you had a good time.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are all gorgeous!! So glad you had a great time!

Bezzie said...

Ooo..yeah, I love that Bayfield Apple.

The LYS is supposed to be getting some of that Malabrigo sock this week. I wonder how it will wear?

kemtee said...

Yeah, the Yarn Love girls sucked me in, too. You know, like it's all that difficult. But it was nice to finally meet Katie after chatting with her on Ravelry all this time.

Not to mention that it was great to have finally met YOU!!!!

cpurl17 said...

Looks like you found some lovelies!

Suna said...

Fine shopping--I did the same this weekend at a much smaller event, but had as much fun. That first Bay Apple yarn is incredible! I love her stuff.

Nell said...

Beautiful new yarn. Glad you had a such a fun trip!