Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stitches Midwest

Last Friday, World Embroideries and I visited the Stitches Midwest Market. It was a great day!
I bought some yarn here.  A new-to-me Chicago shop, Windy Knitty.
Half of the fun is looking at all the hand-made garments (and crowns) people were wearing.This lovely crown is a free pattern from Red Heart.
World Embroideries bought some yarn here. The whole place was awash with gorgeous color (even subdued colors like these are gorgeous--and this yarn felt absolutely wonderful--it's a bamboo blend). Many hand dyers and custom yarn makers, many many cool shops to visit. And Color! I fell in love with the yarns that slowly moved from one color to another over the length. 
I bought yarn here, too, and a book. This was a really cool booth with some great design ideas. I love the contrast of the 18th Century dress with the iPhone.
World Embroideries took a rest while I dithered. You can see she has a modest sized bag. I think we really did good in not buying a lot more. 
Still more color.  I had to leave some of the color behind.  Once I get my act together and take photos, I'll post my new stash!  I've been very disciplined and continue to knit on my Lavish Shawl. I want to finish that before casting on for something new. (I'm not sure I can be that disciplined!)


Jenny Woolf said...

It's hard not to be tempted by places like this...

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Ooh, so much lovely wool! What pretty colours :) I don't think I could resist it - or a new start with some of it - either ;)