Hello! Back from Stitches West 2008.
First of all to Ravelry folks, Casey and Jess are lovely. Absolutely lovely! We got there relatively early and one of the girls working there was already saying they were running out of Hello buttons! oy! And she wanted to ration them out...that's just wrong. Anyway, got to say hello to Jess and Casey. If you go, you have to go check out their Ravelry poster...it Rocks!
Yes, yes, here's what I got there:
The funny part is that I almost got out of there without buying yarn. WTF?! But I succumbed to the JoJoLand that you see at the top of the picture. What else? I got a Bob pin (because I just had to), I got a 'where your stitches at' button, the cute shirt in an xl (they run really small, I promise). Gratis were the Hello pin and the passport (which I finished). That little ball of yarn is Malibrigo sample.
I saw lots of people w/ Ravelry pins and I had a Cheryl Oberle sighting and a Cookie A sighting too. But the best part (for me) was the Yarn Place display, where I was able to check out fleegle's Black Widow and her Lyra. AND Lacefreak's sampler stole. Okay, amazing work. Absolutely beautiful!
I drove down with a Ravelry friend (Jellyfish) and met up with another friend when we got down there. Hey, I just realized that we didn't eat or drink. We just shopped.
I'm very happy with my little purchase. I think I'm going to use it for a spirally stole...we'll see.