Dee: Along with gal pal Terry, I headed to Stitches Midwest last week to partake in “The Market” and the stitch marker swap. We grabbed our Sammy Snail buttons and set off. I didn’t get very far before making my first purchase. This is always the case with me I am so excited about the event that I have the crazed buying impulse that overtakes my brain. As soon as I saw the Cowgirl Bandana Shawl from Buffalo Wool Company, I bought it. Mind you, I am very happy with the purchase it’s just that I always plan to survey, contemplate and return thoughtfully. Yeah, that never happened.
Another vendor that caught my eye was Pawley Studios, I instantly fell in love with her designs. The artist uses a two step process in creating her knit ware pieces.
First the vessel is made and then the knitted sweater design in applied on top. The result is beautiful and full of rich texture. I tend to appreciate pottery pieces a lot because I spent a couple of semesters learning to throw ceramics in college. I was never this talented. Her glazing is amazing as well. According to her husband the red glazed pieces sold out early on Thursday evening. I would have loved to see those. Although I didn’t purchase anything from Pawley Studios they are definitely on my radar for the future.
As we wound our way up and down the aisles we paused to swap markers with others wearing the telltale snail button. I really enjoyed the markers I got in this year’s swap. I don’t think I came home with as many as last year however I pretty much love all the markers I took home. Here take a look.
Well I am a Ravellenic competitor so I better sign off and get busy with my event. I have already reached the podium once for WIP Wrestling by finishing my Fir Trees Cowl. It’s blocking so pictures to follow until then, happy knitting!