stitches yarn and stuff

I must admit that I was not really looking forward to Stitches this year. I’m not sure what happened. I think I was bummed about Signature not being there and then there was lots of snow in the Sierra and it didn’t look like Kristi would make it. Signature still didn’t make it, but Kristi did, which is better than the other way around.

I bought some yarn.

sunshin yarns silk
Sunshine Yarns Sunsilk Lace

I don’t know what I’m going to do with that, but isn’t it pretty? I’m considering the Curatio Shawl (Ravelry link). Or maybe an infinity scarf (a large cowl that you loop around yourself twice, basically). It’s just so sort I want to snuggle with it.

At the end of the day, I got some more yarn.

manos cotton stria
Manos Cotton Stria

That pile of burnt orange is 10 hanks of that yarn. They were in bundles of five and marked down and I couldn’t resist. I am considering Kiama (Ravelry link). We’ll see. I think the color would be overwhelming on me on something that closed in the front but I like the idea of something drapey and open.

I also got buttons for Christine’s Liesl.

buttons for liesl

It’s a set of 12 buttons but I only need three. I think they’re perfect, though, and I’m sure I’ll figure out something to do with the other nine. I’m working on the first sleeve and they’re short, so I should be done soon!

Last, but not least, I got Norah Gaughan Volume 7, some highlighter tape, a 10-dent heddle (for DK weight weaving projects) and a book.

stitches stuff

The book comes with a story. I saw Rachel Herron in line to get a ticket so, as I was walking by, I told her how much I love her first book and how I stayed up late reading it all in one night because I couldn’t put it down. She said, “You win, then!” and told me that since I was the first person to approach her I could have a copy of her next book, which isn’t out yet! She even signed it for me even though between the three of us (her wife, Lala, was there also) we didn’t have a pen that was completely functional. Ah well, I know who was signing it.


I wonder if the kids will let me curl up on the couch one day and read this one all at once too. Fat chance, eh? Later, Kristi told me that there’s a short story available on Amazon for Kindle (or Kindle for Mac, iPod, etc) for free! I downloaded it tonight and am looking forward to reading that too!

All in all, it was a good day. I am looking forward to heading back to the market tomorrow for the grand prize drawing. I have two more tickets I forgot to drop in. I need to make sure that I’m there on time!


6 thoughts on “stitches yarn and stuff

  1. Juls February 20, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    you totally scored! I am bummed that I didn’t have time for buttons this year.

    • abigailvr February 20, 2011 / 6:30 pm

      I was on a button quest!

      I’m sorry your Stitches experience was cut so short. 😦

  2. Rachael February 22, 2011 / 10:00 pm

    It was awesome meeting you, and yay for the Cricket! I’m signed up for class on the loom at Verb, too, only I can’t stop making things on it…
    🙂 (I can’t believe we didn’t have a pen that worked….ha!)

    • abigailvr February 22, 2011 / 10:03 pm

      I loaned mine to a friend because I’m supposed to be studying these days and I knew I’d warp right back on if I kept it in my house. Now she’s too busy having babies to weave so I think I’ll get it back soon. I have a plan for napkins! I hope the 100% cotton doesn’t make me crazy. 🙂 The class at Verb is fun though. Plus their store is so pretty. I just want to move in there.

      I would blame my children for our lack of a working pen but they couldn’t have taken yours and used it up too! Go figure. 🙂

    • abigailvr February 22, 2011 / 10:05 pm

      Oh! I also read the short story on my iPhone, even though I hate reading on my phone, and I loved the story! Thank you for sharing the free download. 🙂

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