Farewell Stitches East:Baltimore Stitches held its last gathering in Baltimore this year - next year XRX KnittingUniverse moves it to Hartford, CT. So I decided to make a solo trip yesterday and take a peek. No classes, all the remotely cool ones were filled up over a month ago, so I took in the Market. It was noticeably smaller this year vs. last and the year b4 so I am not surprised it's shifting venues. I made a small bundle of purchases: 2 baby hanks of Cherry Tree Hill Louet Gems in Cherry Blossom, a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock, a ball of crazy Jelly Yarn, 2 balls of Habu pima and a mad crazy deal on Lexie Barnes needle cases - 1 for crochet, 1 for circs.
This was just past the entrance queue - they were cracking down on people taking pictures so I had to ninja this one LOL
I bumped into Jody aka Javajem while waiting in line for overpriced, lousy food so we sat down in the concession area with her friend Coleen to rest for a few minutes. It was a nice break to snack & knit with wonderful people, people watching and chatting. During this break, the lady in charge of Stitches Media Relations walked by and asked if she could film us knitting for the KU/XRX website. Of course we hammed it up for the camera - hopefully it will be edited into something fun for everyone to see.
Jody & Coleen are really fun & awesome by the way - I'm glad we sat for a while. The funny thing about my bumping into Jody is that we seem to be connected by cosmic forces - remember Duran Duran back in May? Jody & her entourage were sitting in the same row as me and we didn't even know it!
Very tired so I will pause for now. I have some other piccies and stuff to blog but I need to get cracking on my weekend homework so I will be back later.
¶ 8:47 PM
I remember her post about that concert too! That's so funny you were both there in the same row! Hee!
Great haul from stitches. It's coming to the south next year. Atlanta!
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