Behold the Colinette empire! Tasha and I went up to the Stitches East marketplace Saturday in Baltimore. We went to pet the yarn and do a few interviews for our podcast, which I hope to have up later in the week.
One of my favorite booths was BagSmith. The owner, Becca Smith, is also the author of Big Stitch Knitting. Here’s her mom, knitting with the humongous knitting needles they had for sale. They had some that looked like baseball bats (size 50!).
The booth had some awesome knitted rugs, tapestries, beanbag chairs, and garments. I loved the colors used and the idea of stashbusting by knitting super big projects and holding together multiple yarns, which is the topic of her book.
There was so much fabulous yarn and fiber. I don’t do well in these environments. I become overwhelmed, scared I’ll buy the wrong thing and then find something more fabulous I should have spent money on instead, and end up buying nothing! Agh! Luckily I was on a mission for some gray alpaca yarn to make Jimmy a hat, which I did find. Bought it from a couple who has a small family alpaca farm, it’s incredibly soft. I also got some sock yarn and a skein of bulky yarn from Storm Moon Knits, who has the best colorway names, seriously. (Thanks Jimmy for the yarn $.)
One of the many gorgeous yarn displays.
Here are Tasha & me with our super cool press passes (glad she hooked this up because photos weren’t allowed otherwise)! Even though the fashion show was really disappointing, overall it was a fun little road trip, and we spent Friday night at my friend Flissy’s house, so it was nice to catch up with her too! More photos on my flickr.