If you’re a knitter, or you sew or crochet or otherwise create garments, you might understand what I mean when, the night before the Stitches West 2014, I am figuring out what to wear. Being in a venue surrounded by other like-minded knitters and crocheters is the perfect opportunity to showcase some item that isn’t normally noticed or appreciated by a general audience.
Last year I chose to wear my Stripe Study shawl, which, while very pretty, is tricky to wear in the best circumstances, due to its asymmetrical design. Moving around a lot, reaching up and down to yarns and fibers and other knitterly items, it was hard to keep it in place.
This year I’ve settled on a striking pair of lacy knee-high socks that I made several years ago when I was still new to sock knitting and lace. This pattern is called Lakesides, and was published in knitty.com. It took me about 3 months, on and off, if I remember correctly. They don’t get much use because I usually wear jeans in my job as Mom. So I think they’ll enjoy a trip to Stitches tomorrow.
I’m looking forward to telling you about Stitches, and perhaps showing what I score in the marketplace! In addition to shopping, I’ll also spend some time at the Mother Bear Project booth. I hope I can make myself useful!
P.S. I should mention that I’m going to Stitches with a friend, because she reads my blog and seems like it when I mention her. :0