All aboard! That was the sound I heard at 8:00 this morning as Margaret, her cousin Sheila, Stephanie (from WoodlandTAG), and I boarded the Amtrak Special for Stitches West. We had a good time on the train, just us and 500 other knitters rolling down the tracks to the strains of prizes being awarded for Raffle drawings and lots and lots of excited knitters gearing up for a day of classes and shopping and meetings with friends.
I finally got to meet Spitplice from Ravelry, and got to see all manner of awesome yarn, fiber, buttons, needles, books, and on and on…..oh my…I got sooo tired from pounding the concrete and shlepping a heavy backpack. We had a good time.
I bought a couple of skeins of handpainted from Creatively Dyed Yarns, a skein of Socks That Rock, and two skeins of Mmmmalabrigo. I fell in love with and purchased some gorgeous celtic buttons from Abbey Yarns, and even bought a hat pattern from KnitWhits. Add these to the bag of goodies we got on Stitch ‘n Ride, and call it a very good day indeed.
I totally forgot to take pictures while we were there, but did manage a couple of shots on the train ride home. Unfortunately, we had lost Stephanie somewhere in the crowds and did not get a picture to document her attendance.
The Three of Us
I didn’t get home until almost 9:00 pm, so I’m to beat to tell more or show more for now. Yawn…I’m off to bed.