Stitches South ’09 continued

On Saturday, I ate a hurried lunch in the registration area with two charming young women, LaraBoBara and SarahBess.  Lara blogs at http://www.redredwhine.com/ and Sarah at http://www.knitting12steps.blogspot.com/.  Haha, you two.  Now you have to update.  I’d have liked to spend more time with them, I really enjoy their company and conversation.  So I was feeling energetic and positive (thank you, ladies) when I got to my class with Chris Bylsma titled “Beyond Basic Buttons“.  Our first instruction: “You are all 8 years old. You are at camp, and you are in the arts and crafts cabin.” I thought, I’m going to enjoy this.  And I did.  I love playing with yarn, glue, scissors and odd bits.  Here’s a picture of some class projects:

mine are on the barf colored swatch.  it looks better irl, really.

mine are on the barf colored swatch. it looks better irl, really.

and me with Chris:

Chris Bylsma and adoring fan

Chris Bylsma and adoring fan

and most of the class.  a lucky and clever few escaped before my camera was ready.

beautiful and clever women, all

beautiful and clever women, all

That evening I arrived at Scalini’s along with some other Stitches attendees and vendors for a banquet dinner which I think every last one of us enjoyed very much.  These are our renegade leaders.  theknitwitch is holding the yarn.

click em to biggen em

click 'em to biggen 'em

My charming tablemates to the right:

sorry about the red eyes, ladies.

sorry about the red eyes, ladies.

And to the left:

Miss Babs and company

Miss Babs and company

And two happy prize winners:

pinksquirrel and project bag

pinksquirrel and project bag

knittermonkey with handspun yarn

knittermonkey with handspun yarn

and here is my favorite for best handknitted accessories:

this look is awesome

this look is awesome

I would love to link the face above to a website, sombody please point me the right way?

And one more photo in closing, a thing of beauty, as promised in my last post.

every bit worth the dietary splurge

every bit worth the dietary splurge

That’s the right way to begin check-out day.  I can’t wait to go to Stitches South in ’10!

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