Stitches East 2014

I had a great time at Stitches talking to all the knitters and crocheters that visited the booth for A Hundred Ravens! I sent lots of people home with gorgeous squishy yarn.  I also took off the apron and ran away from home to do a bit of shopping myself — I came home with lovely treasures too.

I drove down to Hartford Thursday morning to help with setup.  Kate had new display stuff that needed putting together, and all the yarn had to be sorted and displayed properly.  Early on it looked like this:

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By the time Market Preview started, it looked more like this:

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We had a special display for the new Savanna-inspired colorways — the Ol Pejeta collection — and a “yarn tasting” table for customers to try out the different yarns of A Hundred Ravens.

Lucky for me, Kate had plenty of booth help on Friday, so I was able to sneak away and pick up a few things from other vendors.  Here’s everything:

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From Long Island Livestock, a skein of Alpaca blend yarn — gorgeous blues under the grey-brown.  I plan to make Starshower with it:

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From String Theory, a skein of Selku in a glowing blue-green, destined to be a Marin:

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From White Birch Fiber Arts, two skeins of self-striping merino DK, for a Summer Scarf:

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From Periwinkle Sheep, a skein of bulky-weight merino, for a quick Twill Hat:

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A bit of sumptuous cashmere-merino top from Lisa Souza:

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Last but DEFINITELY not least, a skein of Arial Evolution — 680 yards of vibrant gradient-dyed yarn, waiting impatiently to become a Sweet Dreams shawl:

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