February 22, 2006

Stitches West

On Saturday I went to the most tempting (fiber) place on earth... the Santa Clara Convention Center aka Stitches West. And I bought a few things.... Mostly fiber as I have discovered the fun of spinning my own yarn now as well:

The fiber load:
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merino, tencel, wensleydale, blue faced leicester etc... Some came from Lisa Souza who hand dyes yarns and fibers... loved her booth.

this is the wensleydale from above in "wild things"
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And here is my first completed 2 ply yarn in merino:
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Also went to Tess yarn booth and got some merino/silk (on left) and some angora/wool (on right):
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Habu textiles was so cool... they have really different yarns made from things like paper, silk, or bamboo. I picked up some bamboo in 2 colors. Figure I have enough of each for a lacy scarf:
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And how could I pass up Webs? Got some of their stockbridge in kiwi and denim for some wrist warmers and longmeadow for a sweater (both yarns feel like heaven):
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And I even finished off a couple projects:

My sesame sweater is finally done... buttons on and sleaves sewn in:
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and Letter Have It from Stitch n Bitch Nation for my friend finally has a zipper and has been given away. (she loved it)
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Jennifer said...

Nice Haul! I'm thinking of buying more from Lisa Souza. I love her stuff.

Marisa said...

Oh - I made the trip up from San Diego! Loved it!