Stitches South is going on in Atlanta RIGHT NOW! If you are around town, you definitely should stop by. Classes are the big thing at Stitches, they even have a student fashion show! This year was extra special because Ravelry stopped by and hosted a fantastic party with lots of fun giveaways and wonderful sponsors. I got to chat with Sarah for a bit, the party was really well put together and loads of people attended, I’m so glad I was able to go! I took some classes at Stitches South last year and had a great time, but this year I had to bring LG so that wasn’t on the agenda for me, I did stay 1 night at The Renaissance Waverly, which is a really great hotel. It was actually a bit of fun to be out and about with just LG, and she enjoyed all of the attention! I even took her to the Ravelry party, wore her in a wrap and she happily fell asleep while I got to socialize and meet old friends.
There was a big line going out the door to get in, waiting for 10am to hit so everyone could storm the vendors. I was actually suprised by how many people attended give it was a friday morning, many vendors also agreed it seemed busier then last year, word must be spreading! Drawstring project bags seemed to be a big draw, loads of vendors had them. I was happy to see this because last year I looked for just that and only found a few. What I was sad about was that there was not more buttons! Mostly glass buttons and very beautiful and special sculpted items, I am always on the look out for nice wooden buttons and they are hard to find. Obviously my focus is on kids knits and I think a nice wooden button in the shape of a flower or heart can look super sweet on a beautiful kettle dyed yarn.
Check out these amazing socks, pictured on one of the event signs. They are from the book Think Outside the Socks and I seriously love them, are they too much? How pretty would they be in a gray-scaled color combo?
There will be another Ravelry meet-up tomorrow, lots of exciting things going on at Stitches South, there was a gigantic sock being knit in the back, and I mean gigantic. I saw spinning wheels, all sorts of amazing bags, purses and project bags and of course some fantastically amazing yarn. I’m on a yarn diet though so I honestly didn’t concentrate on that too much, mostly searching out buttons. I did stop for a while looking at those adorable yarnbowls from the Knit Witch (not to mention there fantastic hand-dyed yarns). It was a lot of fun, and has me very much looking forward to TNNA in June, were I get to meet my partner Allegra for the FIRST TIME EVER! What an exciting summer!