Stitches West Yarn Show - Day 1 Quick Recap

February 22, 2014 1 min read

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The first day at Stitches was a whirlwind of energy and excitement.   Kristin said she felt like a little kid at Disneyland with all the yarn, fiber and fiber arts enthusiasts.  The show was really, really busy.  In fact Jody and our crew had to park 4 blocks away and make the hike back to the convention center.  Kristin is due in a couple of weeks but she's a trooper and made the hike along with the rest of us. Lot's of folks noticed the Alpaca Direct ambassador shirts and wanted to participate in the photo contest we set up on our Facebook page. [caption id="attachment_1323" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Kristin and Cherie Kristin and Cherie[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1312" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Kristin  and Sarah at Stitches West Kristin our "Double Knitter"! with Sarah at Stitches West[/caption]   Tons of great yarn and fiber for everyone!  This yarn from Apple Tree knits was almost edible! Hand dyed yarn We finished out the date with a little rest and then Kristin won a door prize on the way home! [caption id="attachment_1317" align="aligncenter" width="604"]Kristin Won a door prize at Stitches Kristin won a door prize at Stitches[/caption] A great day....tons of yarn and passion for fiber!!
Kelley Hobart
Kelley Hobart



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