Sunday afternoon I went to Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA, not many pictures this year, but it was just a FUN afternoon. HABU had a great booth. I've always been enamored with this but for some reason have never tried it. Their tiny threads of stainless steel have intimidated me, but this year I just had to get me some of that stuff.
For this sweater, in the middle, Stella by Coco Knits.
I met the designer Julie, she was a doll and very helpful.
The lower part of the sweater is stainless steel and wool, the upper part is cotton.
Two skeins of Cotton Gima on the left and 5 cones of Wool/ Stainless Steel on the right.
The threads are so tiny you knit it double.
Some other views of their booth.
I visited the Never Not Knitting booth again and saw the samples from
her new Botanical Knits and her darling Little Oak.
I did a bit of stash enhancement at Webs (their booth is huge!) and a few other spots.
I was feeling spring-like and bought 2 bags of Rowan Belle Organic Aran
a 50/50 wool cotton in pale green and another in medium turquoise.
The third bag is a periwinkle Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran.
One or more of these are going to be something from Botanical Knits.
The bottom is a gorgeous grey-blue Bliss Baby Cashmerino
which I plan to be Autumn's End. I can hardly wait for that one!
(But it's all put aside to concentrate on finishing up 2 sweaters for me and 2 for my granddaughter.)
Wait, one more from Stitches West!
A bag of pure silk, Mulberry by Louisa Harding in vanilla. Heaven.
Swatched last night and looks like it may work for
Baby Cocktails Baileys Irish Cream! Beautiful right?
I'm going to give the swatch a good bath today and see what happens to my gauge.
Everyone at Stitches West is so friendly and helpful. I love a roomful of knitters!