Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stitches West 2010 (What I got)

OK. Here is my haul from Stitches, 2010.

First two pictures are of a small skein of Laqured Silk purchased from John Marshall. He looks for businesses in Japan that are selling close-out stock and then buys up what he is interested in for re-sale. This silk is from the 1970 inventory from Nishijin Mills in Koyoto. "What will you do with it?" Everyone asks me this. My response. "I have no Frickin' idea." Some kind of strange doily I imagine but I just had to have it.

Next two pictures are products from Lisa Souza . Cashmere/Merino Top in "Mahogany" colorway and then a picture of her Wensleydale Top in "Petroglyph". The Spindle is from Carolina Homespun and is purpleheart and redwood burl with a mahogany shaft.

Picture # 5 shows what I got at A Verb For Keeping Warm. 3 skeins of Holding alpaca lace in "Indigo Sky" and 2 skeins of Shimmering Tussah silk in "Thai Iced Tea".

Below that is a picture of the new Verb tote which I just had to have and 3 skeins of Shimmering in "Azure" that I got just before Stitches West at the Verb store because I was too afraid to compete with other shoppers for it at Stitches West. It's always a good idea to secure what I really want at Verb before it disappears.

I also bought a pattern at Windy Valley Musk Ox for the "Gracie" top. I plan to use Golden Crown Suri Alpaca in black for this top. You can also see Brittany double points in US 3 in glove and sock lengths (I have no idea where my other ones went) to fill in the gap in my needle collection as well as a "sheep" nail file from Carolina Homespun.

Last, but not least, my sister got me knitting software. Intwined Pattern Studio by Favor Software. It's a chart design software package under $50 and is supposed to be easy enough for even me to use.


fleegle said...

What a fantastic haul! I bought some of that silk from the Nishijin Center too. Haven't found a use for it yet :)

Love, love the Lisa Souza roving--have to go take a look at that colorway. Very pretty.

Mary said...

That silk is so pretty, it looks like something out of a fairytale. I just love your lace.

Sue T. said...

I am really interested to know what you think of the software when you start to use it. Do you think you might do a blog post on it? That would be so helpful.

LittleBerry said...

lovely haul - makes me wish I could go too.. but I will just have to visit virtually through you!

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I'm glad I'm not the only one who could't resist it. I have to figure out how many yards are in that small skein before I can figure out what to make with it. It's really shiny!

Jane said...

Dear Mary,

Thank you! Usually when you get silk and they say the color is "gold" they don't really mean it looks like a gold brick. In this case, it really does look like gold. Whatever I make is going to be gaudy as heck. It's going to be very interesting.

Jane said...

Dear Sue T,

I think I will start by trying to transcribe a written pattern into a charted pattern and see how it goes. I will post in the blog once I give it a try. It looks pretty good so far but I haven't had time to give it a real trial yet.

Jane said...

Dear Little Berry,

We aim to please! Eye candy is half the fun of posting on the old blog :-)