Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Partying at the Olympic Village

Awww....Stitches West!! It was the best place to be for the last weekend of the Knitting Olympics! Well, unless you were trying to finish a crazy blanket!



I helped work the Blue Moon booth again (I know, I know...kid in a candy store!) with Tapmouse and two very special ladies!!


Ettamae and Cockeyed! These women just make me smile and laugh and feel so loved! Four fabulous days and I miss them already! Speaking of missing, dear Disco, you were missed! Next year is going to be even better with you here!!

Back to a quick Olympic recap....


I'm not sure drinking enhanced the knitting process, but it sure was fun! Nope, didn't finish, but I know I'll finish it soon. I focused on this blanket for the entire 17 days! Very focused, but just couldn't finish!

I did however have a backup plan. The Aerial Unwind.


Buh-bye Tuscany shawl. You've been sitting untouched for years.


You have now returned to your gorgeous BMFA Posh Yarn (discontinued) form....soon to be destashed I think. Just not feeling the love.


Hey, look what pretty sock was on display at the BMFA booth!! Knit up in Lenka! This colorway is stunning knit up!

It was a fabulous four days of fiber, friends, and fun! So much fun that I didn't catch very many pictures! Well, except for the booth breakdown!



The Almighty Cockeyed!! She reversed that big 'ole van into that tiny spot!


A good time was had by all.

Happy Stitches!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

P.S. Oops! I almost of newly acquired Stitches stash!! Let's start with the Socks that Rock (seriously, this is all I got! I must knit faster I've decided! Oh, and only 5 are mine...Valenscummy is for Knittinggolfer!).



Bezzie said...

Looks like fun! They just pay you for your work in yarn right? Ha ha! A skein an hour? ;-)

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh thanks for the pic of the Cotty knit up in Lenka! It's gorgeous! I'm so glad I bought it!

dianne said...

I love the tiaras! Looks like it was a fun weekend. Keep at the blanket, it'll be done before you know it!

Channon said...

What fun! If I wasn't a bit green with envy before, I am now.

Scrabblequeen said...

It was so good to see you again! Oh, did you buy/acquire that Manly Mossy that I foolishly left behind? I think I see it in there...I "only" acquired three skeins....this time...including the lovely Valentina. Much happiness here.

Neuroknitter said...

Look at all the fun you girls had!! I'm sorry I missed it this year! :(

That Lenka Cotty is gorgeous!! I'm thinking that is the right path for my Lenka skein!! :)

Happy Friday-eve!!

cockeyed said...

what a blast! Thanks for making it another unforgettable Stitches West! Love you!

Marisol said...

Love your new purchases - particularly that deep orange and light green on the left. Very pretty!

Boy am I ever happy to have purchased some of that pretty Lenka. It may need to turn into a Mara shawl... maybe a good candidate for camp knitting

It was sure fun visiting you ladies during Stitches... So glad we get to visit some more at sock camp:)

tapmouse said...

Gorgeous pics and I had to laugh since I only got the ONE shot of anything Stitches West!-lol! Good haul!

hearthead said...

Looks like a great time was had...miss you ladies!

Ann said...

I love the yellow striped picot edge socks. Pattern? Glad I popped over!