|Note: I am tall - and this wall-o'-yarn extends higher than my eye level.|
My husband and I got in the car on a rainy morning and made the hour and a half trip to Santa Clara, though there were people there that had traveled from all over the country - actually, all over the world! The very first thing I bought was a ball of Australian cashmere from Belisa Cashmere, and the gentleman running the booth had come all the way from Australia to be at the show. He left his Summer behind to be in rainy California, and share his cashmere with us!
|Pigeonroof Silk Lace - Orbit|
|Sunshine - the name matches the bright colors AND their personalities!|
|Sanguine Gryphon's booth, complete with period costumes!|
It was very cool seeing all these amazing vendors put up their wonderfully creative booths, and I was so thrilled to be amongst like-minded people who all had a passion for the craft. I suddenly understood why people got on planes to come all the way out here, and why those that weren't able to go kept telling me how jealous they were of me ("it's just a yarn show, what's the big deal?"). I get it now. It's hard to explain, but the show, along with the energy that comes with it, is so distinctive and can't be duplicated. We're a year out from Stitches 2012, but you had better believe that I'm already itching to go again!