Hi Everyone in the Internetiverse! I know it’s been so long since I’ve updated the Blog, but just know that I’m working on getting it all together!
So, since the last time I posted anything we have been to TWO Stitches shows! We went to Stitches West in California and also to Stitches South in Tennessee.
Stitches West… Let me think where to begin… this show is HUGE! If you like to attend BIG fiber related shows and haven’t come to this one, please add it to your bucket list! This show was so super fun! We met so many people including The Knitmore Girls, The Yarniacs, Stephen West, Clara Parkes, StevenBE, Anthony Casalena, and so so many other AMAZING knitters, crocheters, vendors, fiber artist, and just all around awesome people! I knew this show wouldn’t disappoint and I was so right! Yes, we did have to drive for 6 days pulling a trailer to Cali and back but it was so worth it!
Stitches South… This show was smaller, but it was also so nice to have a chance to talk to everyone and get to know the ladies at Erin Lane Bags, Angela from Lydia Yarns, Ron from Buffalo Wool Co., Rebekka from Camila Fiber Co. and so many fabulous customers! I think the best part by far was how much fun we had walking around the show and oh… my… goodness… the food was SUPER!!!! We actually got a chance to see Nashville and every night we toured around the city to find the perfect dive spot where the locals go eat!
Also, in between the Stitches shows we had a Trunk Show at Gauge in Austin! If you live in the Austin area, or in central Texas go check this shop out. On the day we were there they had a class on making a crochet Easter Bunny, which I have to admit I really want to make now! The ladies at the shop; Karli, Melissa, and Julie are all so awesome and you can just tell how much they love the shop and everything in it! Also, the shop itself is a super cool, relaxing, and welcoming environment. Gauge also has a very well curated selection of yarns… including some local indie dyers! You won’t want to leave!
One thing I absolutely LOVE about this job is we get to go to all these fab yarn shops… and I want to tell you about one more we visited, Yarn on Youree. This shop is in Shreveport, which is only 45 min from me, so I consider it my “local” yarn shop. This shop is super fun and has a very nice selection of yarns including some indie yarns, commercial, and art yarns. We stopped in on a Friday afternoon and there was a group of 6 ladies knitting in their nook! I love when shops have a place where you can sit and knit! Knitting is so personal that I think we forget how social it is also. Yarn on Youree is also expanding to include some weaving and spinning! Be sure to check out their classes if you are in the area! Hopefully we will be doing a Trunk Show there soon… details to come!
Thank you for reading! Knit On.