Friday, August 27, 2010

Stitches MidWest-Schaumburg, IL

Last week i flew to Chicago, alone...which i have not flown alone since the week before my 18th birthday. that was the summer i met Sam and i've followed him around the world ever since.
anyways, my "taxi" turned out to be a Limo. which was a new experience also.

The hotel for the event was amazing but my hotel room at the courtyard was much bigger and nicer than their rooms. AND staying in the same hotel, room below mine was Jennifer from Holiday Yarns.
You may know her as yarn dyer for the Tsarina Tsock kits.

ofcourse i needed the vintage sock kit (remember when yarnharlot made all those tiny leaves?) and the phoenix for my mythology girl, and cowboy socks for the boys. Jennifer also had the most amazing smelling anti moth potpourri! seriously, i am going to need a pound of it for sachets for every drawer/clost/stash bucket. soo good!
the really cool thing was for each colourway, she had knitted sock toes so you could see exactlu what the yarn was going to do. so many yarns look great skeined and horribly as socks. this made it much easier,(no harder) to choose sock yarn. i wanted soo many of them :0)
we had a blast together, with her mom who is wonderful, and discovered we were mishpocha.

Creative was in the booth directly behind mine, since i have several skeins of her yarn waiting to become socks, i did not bring home anymore calypso BUT did take advantage of the lace weight being 50% off.

SomeBunny aka Kimberly came by and brought Franklin Habit with her. He was delightful to talk to, and let me get a picture with him and be a geeky fan.

PJ party:

Friday nite at the PJ party Franklin wore the amazing lace nite cap that he did the article in knitty on. if i can find the pictures i will load them.

jewelry making demos by Leslie Wind

My Aunt Carolyn flew up from houston and spent the weekend with me. we had so much fun. Leslie Wind shared the booth with me so she jopined us for dinner with Debra and Jeff of Debra's Garden and Rose Hunter who was teaching heirloom rugs over the weekend. we laughe dall nite. oh- and Adam, Debra and Jeff's son, so Aunt Carolyn wasnt the only non-knitter.
While in chicago Aunt Carolyn stumbled onto the set of Transformers 3 and got some amazing pictures. if she had a working computer, i'd show theose to you too.

so that is a brief sum up of Sts MW 2010.

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