Stitches West 2009 Report, Part I
I did get my pattern all ready and the piece into the fashion show, as well as getting as many pins as possible made. And I made it down to Santa Clara at about 4:45 on Thursday evening (the show preview opened at 5:00 - yep I cut it close!).
So I know what you've been waiting for: the goodies! Today is yarn (tomorrow we'll do fiber)! I was lucky enough to be invited to hang out in the Royale Hare booth. Karen gave me my own little corner of the world, where I displayed my lace and pins, and signed my book (I also signed at Habu on Friday). And after looking at all that gorgeous yarn for so long, of course I came away with some of Karen's laceweight.
This is the Royale Hare's new laceweight silk in Azure. The minute I saw it, I could not get that color out of my mind. I had to have it! It is even more gorgeous in person.
Here's a new Royale Hare-Designs by Romi designer color of alpaca lace: Light Spring Green. It has little flecks of gold in it. Yum. I tried to resist, because we all know I don't need any more green laceweight! But alas, the siren song of the green was too much for me to bear! I love love love this color that Karen dyed for me!
And this is possibly my very favorite, even though I don't usually go for pinks. This one is the Royale Hare Medium Orchid alpaca laceweight. Mmmmmmmmm.
Also in my rambles, I visited the lovely Kristine of A Verb for Keeping Warm. Look at the color of that silk! It's Transnational Fury, and it is achieved with natural dyes! I know. Amazing, isn't it?
So now I am designing, designing, designing!!!
On another note, my friend Joanne's book is out! Fiber Gathering, a book about fiber festivals in the US, has one of my patterns among the mix. Evergreen is a warm and cuddly stole, that is a surprisingly soothing knit.
If you're on Ravelry, you can see all of the projects here. Congratulations, Joanne!!!