Stitches South 2010

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!

2 Comment

  1. 🙂
    I think those socks in grey would be awesome! Knit them in your spare time, lol!

  2. You are a strong Mama to be able to carry LG in a wrap. Go Brandy!

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