I visited Stitches West this weekend with my friend (and knitting genius) Marianne. It's a HUGE knitting convention in San Jose, CA and not far from where I live.
With something greater than 1000 shopping booths, it was amazing, and overwhelming at the same time.
Since I have learned to spin yarn recently, I was on the look out for cool fibers and also fun tools. A bit of yarn found its way into my shopping bags as well even though I was not really there to buy yarn.
The one thing that I found at the show that I COVETED but of course didn't buy because it was on the expensive side:
Horse and cart scissors from the Bagsmith booth.
They almost killed me with their beauty. I can see them sitting next to me (in my dreams!) while I hand quilt all my finished quilt tops. If you have not used their scissors before, please do put them on your list to check out. I find them to be the very best around for applique.
I'll have to write another post with links to what I did end up buying since you may enjoy knowing about it.