This was the second year that Stitches South has been in Atlanta, and I have to say, it was just as much fun as last year. Of course, it's always interesting to see all the offerings in the marketplace, but mostly I enjoy spending time with friends. This year, in addition to the big dinner on Saturday night, about a dozen of us had a nice lunch on Saturday. Of course, I bought stuff - yarn, a new Trindle, some knit design software, and a lovely silver shawl pin. I didn't take photos of any of it, but you'll be seeing most of it on the blog as the year goes by.
We all know how certain patterns make the rounds from time to time. For a while, it was the Clapotis, then the February Lady Sweater. Looking around the market at Stitches, I have to say this was the year of the Citron. I saw quite a few, in a range of fibers and colors. Even Miss Babs was sporting one. And for once, I was at the top of the fashion curve - I knit one without even knowing it was cool.
- This was a very easy pattern, and although I wasn't sure if I would like wearing it, I did. I wrapped it a bit off center, and used a shawl pin to hold it in place. But it can also be worn loose, or around the neck like a scarf. Very clever.
- The yarn is Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic in the pink, purple, green colorway (really, that's the listed name.) I had bought this yarn for socks, but when I realized it wasn't superwash, it had to be something else.