Stitches West day two
Saturday February 28th 2009, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Knit

Other than the newly-cast-on project to the right there that I’m knitting for a nurse, it’s been awhile since I knitted much in the way of reds; vivid reds and oranges make my balance funky, one of the weirder side effects of smacking my head hard twice against the headrest during my car accident.  (Rob, if you read that, thank you again.)  But I found myself drawn to the pinkish reds at Stitches, which are more my color anyway.

Sam and I went back today; I signed a few books, saw lots of friends, had a good time, and bought a very little yarn.  Sam was patient.  I missed a few friends I would dearly liked to have seen; next year, or hey, you guys, you can always drop by here on your waysBlue Moon and Lisa Souza yarns back north.

I think I set a personal record for the least yarn bought at a Stitches event; the hospital bills tend to focus the mind. Two Silkie merino/silk skeins from Blue Moon that I bought yesterday, two in baby alpaca in “Foxglove” from Lisa Souza that I bought today.  I couldn’t leave without those. I called Tina Newton this morning and told her I loved her “Love” colorway.

Someone with another hank of it in her hands had stopped me in the line and asked if I’d knit with the Silkie before; yes, on Lene‘s shawl.  She asked if it stripes; I realized a half a heartbeat later that she was talking about socks, and I told her I knit shawls. Oh. We both laughed at ourselves over that, at tripping on our assumptions for a moment there: doesn’t everybody knit shawls? Doesn’t everybody knit socks?

Of course!

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Glad to see that you made it to Stitches. Now I’m going to try to do Stitches East in the fall. Take it easy but enjoy!


Comment by Robin 02.28.09 @ 9:05 pm

The yarn looks scrumptious. Enjoy every stitch:)

Comment by TripletMom 02.28.09 @ 9:08 pm

I’m glad I missed you if only because I have a cough and wouldn’t forgive myself if I gave you anything after everything you’ve been through.

We will hook up soon.

Hugs honey.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 02.28.09 @ 9:10 pm

I bought the Love colorway too! Isn’t it beautiful? Glad you’re enjoying Stitches!!

Comment by Kelli 02.28.09 @ 9:13 pm

Well, if you guys are going to talk knitting … I’m afraid I’m just a knit wit. Anyway, Alison, I sent that funny photo as a pdf file, and I can send it again to your gmail account. In the meantime, here’s a bit of text humor:

Q: Where can men or women over the age of 60 find young, sexy members of the opposite sex who are sexually interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore under fiction

Q: My wife is going through menopause. What can I do?
A: Keep busy. If you’re handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you are done you will have a place to live.

Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 60-plus-year-old husband?
A: Tell him you’re pregnant.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.28.09 @ 9:15 pm

The yarn you purchased is so pretty these are happy colors:)Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 02.28.09 @ 10:09 pm

So glad you had fun at Stitches – you deserve it 😉 and pretty yarn!

Comment by rho1640 02.28.09 @ 10:14 pm

Glad you had enough “gas in the tank” to return today. Lovely shades of pink…and I agree about the yarn use assumptions! I know I’ve been guilty of same. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 02.28.09 @ 10:37 pm


I spoke with you briefly today at the Lacy Knitter’s Guild booth. Wow, you look so good that it is hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago things were going so very differently. May you continue to get stronger each day, and continue to look so well.

aka NorthsideKnitter

Comment by Diane in Northern CA 02.28.09 @ 11:34 pm

I’m glad you had fun at Stitches. I went on Thursday and had lots of fun. Saw the opening presentation and took an Intarsia class from Nicky Epstein. I didn’t buy much either – seemed less interesting this year in the market – don’t know why.

Comment by Allison 02.28.09 @ 11:42 pm

Beautiful goodies!

Comment by Alison 03.01.09 @ 5:56 am

I am so happy to read that you went to Stitches! I’m hoping you take it easy for a few days to recover. Don’t push it, Ms. Alison.

Comment by Amanda 03.01.09 @ 6:20 am

What gorgeous yarn.Yummy! I love those colors, as anyone surveying my stash could attest. And Don, thanks for the jokes. I’m sure my poor dh must have thought that winding up in the same house with a dd entering puberty and a wife entering menopause was his payback for having had the temerity to fall in love all those years ago! 🙂

Comment by Shirley 03.01.09 @ 6:54 am

Very pretty yarn! It was so nice to see you at Stitches! It was one of the things I really wanted to be able to do – mission accomplished. 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 03.01.09 @ 8:03 am

I’m so glad you had a great time, and I’m glad Ruth was able to deliver my hug. (Now, one in person…)

What about those of us who knit socks and shawls? I always have to ponder a stripe’s width when shown on one and guess how it would play out on the other…

Comment by Channon 03.01.09 @ 11:01 am

Great coulours! I can’t wait to see them knit up. Funny about the assumptions, I think we all do that.

Comment by Vicki 03.01.09 @ 1:18 pm

I’m glad you made it and had fun. And that yarn is gorgeous! (I’m all about both the shawls and the socks 🙂 )

Comment by Jocelyn 03.01.09 @ 1:24 pm

glad you had fun the first day and made it back for day 2! you are further along your road to recovery every day!

i did my stitches west purchases over the web from my home on the east coast! i got 2 silkie in heartthrob (add light green to Love) for something spring. an alison like original?! i think so!

Comment by marcy 03.01.09 @ 3:03 pm

You may have had a great day, but I’ve got something good too – remember the glories of a “snow day?” Yeph! Aren’t you glad you don’t have to put up with those anymore? 🙂

Comment by afton 03.01.09 @ 7:14 pm

That baby alpaca will be some lucious yarn to knit up!! Love all the pictures of flowers you have in your latest blog entries, they are beautiful. You keep on healing and getting better. You’ll be doing all the things you use to do before you know it. 🙂

Comment by LDSVenus 03.01.09 @ 9:16 pm

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