Monday, November 06, 2006

Baltimore Yarn Crawl

Hi everyone!
Lisa and I did our Stitches East/Baltimore Yarn Crawl on Saturday and had a fabulous time! We found the crowd to be really different at the Stitches East as compared to Stitches Midwest - definitely younger. Also the convention facility was very nice and compared favorably to the Rosemont Convention Center here. It was so easy to get there - we got right on the light rail/MTA there at BWI and were at the convention center about 50 minutes later - not the fastest way to travel, but definitely the least aggravating!

So of course I couldn't take any pics inside the market - but here's what I scored!

Brooks Farm mohair
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Tess Designer Yarn "Silk and Ivory" yarn - this is SO SOFT - also saw the original "Tess", the owner's 19 year old daughter who was there working at the booth with her boyfriend and was very cute and knowledgeable about the family business.

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Some Tess 100% silk undyed yarn - about 650 yards - should make a cute summer top
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Lana Knits Hemp for Knitting - and tons of patterns not shown here - this hemp yarn is for a BEAUTIFUL pattern that is coming out in Knitty in the next issue according to the owner
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Also bought some more knitting greeting cards and a 2007 wall calendar from Pearl's KnitWits - the great mom and daughter team that I met at Stitches Midwest. Also three more pairs of Lantern Moon circulars in the ebony (sizes 4, 5, and 6 - they really need to make ones that are even smaller!)

After shopping til we dropped (about 3 hours straight), we went across the street for some Maryland crab cakes and beer. We had a crab and cheese pretzel roll, these "crab balls" and split a crab cake sandwich. Tasted great with the Blue Moon Belgian ale...

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And then another at BWI...are you seeing the theme here???
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It was a really fun day and Lisa and I are actually considering skipping Stitches Midwest next year and just traveling to Stitches East as we had such a great time!


Blogger lorinda said...

I love the colors you chose! Stitches East sounds like a hoot.

11/06/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Wow, GORGEOUS yarns Robin!! Glad you had such a great trip. Next year I'll stow away in your carry-on bag. :)

11/06/2006 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

All that yarn looks lovely, but the Brooks Farm Mohair is gorgeous!

11/06/2006 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

AND our shopping was limited by the constraints of our carryon bags! Robin didn't mention that we only covered HALF of the market before zippers were bursting. At which point we quit and drank beer.

11/06/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger JANNIKINZ said...

That Brooks Farm Mohair looks absolutely divine. This a great score.

11/06/2006 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

OMG -- that Brooks Farm mohair is gorgeous!! Do you know what you're going to make with it? All the yarns look awesome -- sounds like a fun time!

11/06/2006 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Wow! You scored really big! That's some gorgeous yarn and sounds like a great time. I agree, it's worth taking a longer route if it's less aggravating!

11/07/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

I love all the yarn you found, and I think I was in that same bar several years ago! We were in Baltimore in 1999? 2000? for a business trip, and I'd love to go back and spend more time. Such a small world!

11/07/2006 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Phyl said...

I had the crab balls for lunch at the same pub!

Great yarn selections!

11/07/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I am so jealous you went to Stitches East. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. And all that yarn. I just want to touch it.

11/11/2006 07:41:00 AM  

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