So, Stitches West was awesome this year (as always), and my trip to California was a blast. I got to hang out with some of my favorite people, shop at my favorite grocery store, and eat my favorite tacos. It doesn't get much better than that.
On Thursday night, we got our times muddled for the market preview, and showed up about an hour before it closed. Despite a brief panic attack, we were able to get nearly all of our shopping done before the market closed. Apparently, we're just very efficient.
On Saturday, we took a class called "Switch to Continental". The instructor was quite a character and there was quite a lot of eye-rolling going on, but by the time we left, I could purl in continental style. I'm hoping to switch back and forth between Continental and English between projects for the sake of good ergonomics. Plus which, it just looks kinda cool.
You know what's crazy? I completely forgot to pull my camera from my bag at any point while we were at Stitches. Sorry about that. I did remember to take pictures of our field trip to the San Francisco Zoo, though!
Oh, and the other thing I remembered to do while I was there was to buy some gorgeous yarn for y'all:
This is Alpenglow Yarn Sockerino in the English Lavender colorway. It's just a tiny bit more muted than it looks in this picture, and it is awesome! It's made in the US from 100% organic merino, and you all should consider yourselves very lucky that I have such epic self control that I didn't squirrel it away for myself when I got home. If you'd like it to go home with *you*, just leave a comment on this entry between now and let's say 8pm (US Mountain Time) on March 14. I'll use the trusty ol' random number generator and announce the winner in next week's FO Friday post. Fair enough? Oh, and leave a way for me to contact you in case you're the Winner!
While you're waiting for my big announcement, go check out all the awesome entries over at FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday. Then go have a fantastic weekend!