I am weeks late with this post, but here it is. These are the spoils of Stitches West 2018:


Top row: Annapurna from A Verb For Keeping Warm as part of Romi Hill’s 2018 mystery shawl KAL (starts on April 6!); Oink Pigments DK; project bags from KC’s Pockets to Go and Front Range Bags; BFL fiber from Wonderland Dyeworks

Middle row: fiber from Shaky K Fibers; 3 skeins Jamieson & Smith Shetland; books and fringe twisting tool; green yarn from Dragonfly Fibers; gray yarn from Backyard Fiberworks; mixed BFL fiber from Houndstooth Fibers; Cotton DK from Paintbox yarns; Yowza from Miss Babs

Bottom row: gifts from Craftsy at the Friday night Pajama Party: possibly Romney fiber and 5 skeins Cloudborn Fibers sock yarn; grip-fid tool from my ply-split braiding class; Harry Potter stitch markers

I had loosely promised myself no more fiber from Wonderland Dyeworks, because I have a lot of it at home. I love her colors, though, and got sucked into her beautiful booth again, and gosh, some of her fiber found its way into my bag. Funny how that happens.

The Friday night pajama party was fun! This is the first year I have been alert enough at 10pm to want to attend a social event (I have one of those “early to bed, early to rise” internal clocks), so I went. One of the rules of the party was that you can’t talk about it outside the party, but I will dare mention that the mini-skeins of sock yarn in the bottom row of my photo were part of the fun, and the spinning fiber is a prize I got for showing up in my pajamas.

I used up most of the orange Oink yarn for a pair of fingerless mitts, the gray and green yarns are in the planning phases for mittens, I begun swatching for the sweater pattern I bought, and I’m looking forward to starting the mystery shawl on April 6.

I am grateful I am able to go to Stitches West and hang out with such fun friends every year. And shop for yarn with them! Such good fortune!