Monday, August 29, 2011

I am such a Lucky Girl...

I am home from a great weekend in Schaumberg, IL where I attended...

Stitches Midwest.

Last Friday I traveled with my knitting BFFs Mary, Jane, and Maureen up north.  Jenny met us at the convention center.  The other girls atteneded classes and the Fashion Show.  Jenny and I simply went to the market. 

There was soooo much to see.  And it is obvious that shawls are going to be big again this year.

I loved this booth where leather handles were the specialty.  You can check out the handles here at their online shop Homestead Heirlooms.  I bought a few sets of {lovely} handles and 2 really cute felted bag patterns.  Their prices are very reasonable.

This booth seemed very familiar...

These are pictures from Crazy Girl Yarn Shop booth.  They have 2 shops, one in Cedar Falls and one in Coralville, IA.  I visit the shop when I am in Coralville {where I lived previous to IN}, and my BFF Theresa has sent me wonderful gifts from the shop.

It was also fun to see Mass Avenue Knit Shop, from Indy.  You couldn't even get close to their booth. Susan was VERY busy!

 I browsed and shopped all afternoon on Friday.  I purchased a 2 day ticket so I went back to the market on Saturday to wander some more.
My favorite booth was Miss Babs Hand-dyed Yarns & Fiber.   Here I am with Miss Babs.

And here is a shot of her booth {sorry to the innocent woman I caught bending over}. 

Saturday afternoon you could find me in a comfy chair in the lobby with an energy snack and caffeine.

I worked on my class samples for Village Yarn Shop and took in just how great life could be! {Did I tell you I am dipping my toes into the teaching pool?}

If you want to see what I'll have to stay tuned! 

Knit on peeps,


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Now, that is mY kind of energy snack!! Cant't wait to see what you brought home!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to SEE you! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. And it looks like we're on the same energy snack page -- I've GOT to stop eating them!

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