Stitches = extreme shopping
It was a wild weekend at Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA. If you ever get the chance to go, don't hesitate. It's an experience worth having!
The flight down there was effortless - think 2 hours of uninterrupted knitting on my Knitting Olympics project!! Pure heaven. Here's a view of Mt Rainier & Mt Saint Helens from the airplane - wow.
The first wonderous thing I encountered was - palm trees!! okay, okay, so I know that a few of my blog readers see these every day, and that this is not 'news' per say - but to a gal from the good ol' "evergreen state" (WA) this was fantastic! It's been 22 years since I was in California - and the palm trees were wonderful!
I spent the entire weekend shopping and visiting with other vendors who are friends. There were 134 vendors ! overwhelming-wonderful-exciting-inspiring COLOR everywhere you looked. I snuck my camera in, and asked a few of the vendors if I could get a few photos to share the amazing energy of this place. There were people everywhere! Thanks to all who said yes to allowing pictures!
The booths ranged from boutique-chic to garage-sale plain.
One enthusiastic shopper really got into her purchases! I had a fabulous time - laughed alot, ate great food, and of course bought a huge amount of yarn (30 new skeins) photos of the yarn will come in the next blog.
And now I leave you with a photo essay of my visit to Stitches West:
Oh yeah, and I finished one of "Knitting Olympics" socks while hanging out in the hotel on Friday night - my first ever lacey sock!