Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stitches South, Installment the First

In spite of illness I finally made it to Stitches South today. There would be tons more pictures except photography and such were not allowed. Highlights were Rick Mondragons' leopard pants (once seen, some things cannot be unseen), a cavalcade of bizarre sparkly knits, having a lovely conversation with Lisa Souza and finding the one item which is apparently THE icebreaker for a knitting/fiber show. For todays installment, though, I will share with you my triumph, indeed, the reason that about 30 minutes in I could have packed up and called it a good day and gone home happy. That would be the Bugga!

In the foreground is the Blue Orchard Bee colorway, in the back is Blue Morpho.

And here in front is Orange Assassin Bug, followed by Hologram Moth (I bought two of those) and bringing up the rear is Scarlet-Winged Lichen Moth.

And they glow, people, they just glow. I have never successfully snagged any Bugga! at all during any of the Sanguine Gryphon's updates, so being able to touch sweater quantities of all the colorways was almost too much for me. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet, but I really don't care. Whatever I do will look spectacular because of the amazing depth of color of this yarn.

More new stash tomorrow!


Janice in GA said...

I totally did a fangirl squee* when I met Lisa Souza. She was one of the reasons I definitely wanted to come to the market.

I completely missed Sanguine Gryphon somehow. But I hit Skaska!

*in a fairly quiet, understated way though

Mouse said...

*falls over* Wow.. gorgeous stuff.

Barb said...

Ah, the man with the leopard print pants. Yup, saw those too. Thanks for pointing me towards Sanguine Gryphon -- found some lovely Christmas presents.