Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stitches West 2011

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.


Julie Fukuda said...

You had better watch out. Yarn, like fabrics, tends to multiply in dark places!

AnnaVallance said...

Those are the neatest pair of scissors I have ever seen. Can't wait to see what else you bought.