Because I know to book the hotel reeeeaalllly early, we got into the Marriott and that meant that we had to walk less than 50 steps to get from the elevator to the Convention Center. No need to go outside. Starbucks in the hotel lobby – you know I was in heaven, right?
Hartford has a free shuttle that loops around the city – you never have to give up your parking spot to get to dinner. They run about every 12 minutes so you don’t have to wait (in the rain) very long if you miss one. If you tell the driver you’re in the mood for BBQ, he’ll tell you what stop has the best BBQ.
What? Oh. Stitches. Right.
Jane made the first purchase.
and after that it was all a blur.
Here’s the combined haul.
A kit for a “Wrapped In Alpaca” jacket?…sweatshirt? Not really sure but I tried on the sample and it looked nicer than the photo (which is part of the kit). 100% alpaca in dark blue. Sooooo soft.
A skein of Socks That Rock, medium weight, in Strange Brew colorway.
You need to see it from the back, to get the full effect of the colors.
So I had to buy the “Milky” pattern, as well.
Another impulse purchase of Koigu
And, finishing up the yarn purchases, a skein of Madeline Tosh lace-weight in Duchess colorway. The actual yarn looks almost black, with shots of purple thru it. Jane and I bought this yarn (hers is black/blue) and started making skinny Clapotis (Clapoti? Clapotises? Clapotis’?) on Saturday night.
Why is it SO difficult to start this pattern? We ripped out the first 8 rows about 7 times, combined.
Some folks may think I bought a lot but this is the smallest haul I’ve ever come away with. I felt a bit of “yarn bloat” and will be working very hard to thin out the stash.
Just a few more pics, tomorrow.