Yeah, Knitting!

by Amanda on August 25, 2008

in Midwest Stitches

So, I visited Stitches Midwest this weekend. And I did a stupid thing…for the last 3-4 years, Stitches has been in Rosemont. I know…I’ve driven there each time. So, this year, I hop in the car and drive on off into the sun (it was like 9 am) to Rosemont. I arrived there and it did NOT look like any Stitches event I had ever been to! I got so far as to park the car for $11…then realized I was sooo in the wrong place. Luckily, I didn’t really have to pay $11 because of some 15 minute grace period.

So, with my handy dandy Google Maps on my Blackberry, I charted my course to Schaumburg. I really didn’t take that much longer, but I felt pretty dumb for not looking it up before I goTessmerinot all the way to the wrong place….Silly Amanda!

So, when I did get there, I hit Tess’ Designer Yarn booth immediately. I wanted some Cascade Silk and Superwash Merino, which I got. I want the pink silk to make Sizzle and the  gray Superwash Merino to make the Cable
Down Raglan
. Now, I am blatantly copying off of Robin. I know it. I don’t care…I’m loving her sweater! I really can’t wait to get done with Rusted Root 2 to start it.

I also visited Webs to see what goodies they had. I picked up some Valley Yarns Florence and Florence’ Zenith. I think I am going to use the Florence for a Something Red (or should I call it Something Black?) and the Zenith for the substitute to Cascade 220 to make Cassidy. I am all about the cables! Zenith

In keeping with the cables theme, I also fell in love with the
sample of Natalia! It’s one of those sweaters that pictures really don’t do justice. I bought the pattern book, but left the yarn for when I’ve caught up on my queue!


lynette August 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm

i’m so sorry that you drove to Rosemont, but glad you had a great time!! you have some great projects coming up.

Robin August 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm

THANK YOU for posting the name of Natalia!! OMG, I loved that at Stitches – Lisa said “that’s a total ‘Robin’ sweater” when she saw it and she was right. I may be copying off you with that one!

Robin August 27, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I just added Natalia to my queue. I didn’t realize Stefanie Japel designed it til I looked it up on Ravelry!

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