Stitches East 2009

Lucas, Anne, Janice, SuzanneLast week a group of us went to Hartford CT for Stitches East 2009.  For the uninitiated, this is a premier event for fiber people, full of vendors selling yarn and other fibers and all the stuff you need to work with it.  It is a market style show, though they do offer several days of classes, some short workshops and lectures, and a fashion show.

We left early and arrived in plenty of time to find a parking place and buy tickets before the doors opened.  show floorThe booths were full of everything you can imagine.  I got permission to take a few photos of  knitting on the big sock.  Go here for more info on this effort at a world record.  It’s going to be BIG when it’s all done.  The big sock people were giving out cute little froggy buttons in exchange for putting in the allotted stitches.  I did my part.

Since I already have way too many knitting projects in the queue, I came home with very little yarn.  Instead I selected some embellishments:  beads, buttons, silk “ribbons” and a little skein of sumptuous silk something from the Habu folks.

knitting on the big sock

On the way home, we took a little detour to visit Lucas’ animals – sheep, llama, and alpaca.  Lucas put out some hay and they all came running.  It was fun to see them up close and to be able to feel their incredible softness.  Cute, aren’t they?

Lucas' animalsLucas' animals


3 Responses to “Stitches East 2009”

  1. 1 Jane Davila October 31, 2009 at 8:17 am

    How fun! My mom and sister were there at Stitches too. They both took classes and loved them.

  2. 2 Colleen October 31, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    In my next phase of life, I would like to own an alpaca or two.

  3. 3 Lynne October 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Stitches was a ton of fun but way smaller than Houston or Chicago IQF. I confess, I was a little disappointed. But then, nothing compares to IQA. I even saw a vendor I bought from in Chicago – the lady who had the banana yarn. It was fun to see her again.
    And it was such a treat seeing the alpaca closeup and getting to touch them, not to mention how cute they are. There’s room on your VT farm for a couple, Colleen.

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