Stitches West: What I bought

malabrigo yarn arroyo rios aguas
I know all you guys really want to hear about with regard to Stitches is what I bought. That’s the easy part. If you refer to that haul shot, this is clockwise from top right:

  • 4 fat quarters of African cloth. This was my favorite booth on the floor — a striking departure from everything around it. Two women selling mud cloth and beautiful straw bags all made by women in a village in Africa. Unfortunately, I’ve lost track of the slip of paper with the specifics, but I love to support co-ops like this one. And look at those prints! Don’t know what I’m doing with them yet.
  • 1 skein Malabrigo Worsted in Natural.
  • 1 skein Sincere Sheep Resolute in Aegean — hand-dyed in Napa.
  • 1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo in Prussian Blue.
  • 1 skein Shibui Merino Alpaca in Abyss.
  • 1 skein Shibui Merino Alpaca in Ivory.
  • A pink Knitter’s Pride Tunisian crochet hook, size J with 35-inch cable. Needed it for my class and pink is what was on offer! I admit I kind of like it. (The plain bamboo one I had ordered online showed up yesterday.)
  • 1 skein Malabrigo Arroyo in Aguas.
  • 4 skeins Malabrigo Rios in Aguas (the fourth being mailed from the store). I can’t get enough of that mottled, murky, blue-green. Literally. If you know anyone who has another one (or two) please let me know — I intend to make a sweater of it.
  • And last but far from least, a 22-inch, double-ended Tunisian crochet hook, size O, handmade by some fella in Ohio.

fat quarters of african mud cloth
shibui merino alpaca ivory and abyss
malabrigo worsted arroyo natural prussian blue sincere sheep