This was the door to get into the Stitches West Show.
This is what I saw first thing. Lots and lots of yarn goodness
There was lots of books but only beginning crochet books or crochet clothing books which I needed none of!
There was so much yarn but very expensive. I could buy at any yarn store if I wanted. The yarn I was looking for wasn't even there, what a bummer, back to the net to get my yarn. I really wanted some cool crochet hooks or such but the only one I found was a glass hook size K which I wasn't interested in. I was so disappointed there wasn't even thread there.
Lots of cloth items
This is the Knitmore Girls from the same name of their podcast. It's a knitting podcast but I really like listening to them. They inspired me to knit socks.
This will be the last show I go to. I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. But it's really aimed at knitters or spinners no Crocheters. Once I saw it Im done.
Now I need to attend the Crochet Guilds Show maybe they will have what I'm looking for? What do you think?
This is the front gate going into Chinatown! I bought the most awesome earthy tea.
Terry having an Irish coffee,
This is me waiting for the tram at Alcatraz.what else should I do?
This is the first thing I saw when I walked into the Stitches West show. There was very expensive yarn everywhere and there was not much of crochet items for me to purchase.
Here's a pic of the Knitmore Girls. I tried waiting in line to talk to them but it was way long. So I decided to skip it and just take a pic of them.
These are the seal lions at the end of Pier 39 they were all asleep
This is the big old sea gull waiting to eat our sourdough bread
This young lady makes these cute sourdough bears everyday we were there.
We had a really great time. I did lots of walking boy was I tired and my poor knees were not happy with it at all. But I'd do it again if Terry would like too.
My poor puppies missed us like crazy. Teacup would hardly eat and she sat where I sit the whole time I was gone. I don't have any idea how she will do when I go to our next trip for 2 weeks. Any ideas for support for her?
Here I am in my cooking class at Sur la Table. Oh what fun! I made the most wonderful salmon dish. I love salmon so that's why I took the class. And it turned out great and yummy! I'd like to take more classes in the future.
This is my nephew Ryan. He's my oldest sisters youngest son. He's a very sweet young man.
Please pray for peace.
We are in such turmoil in the Middle East and the souls are suffering.
Ok ok ok! I have the best cyber friends out there! See the cowl? I was sent that for Christmas by Stitchy McFloss and the little heart pin was sent by Betsy. I'm so lucky and blessed to know real friends on the net. Jesus is everywhere!
Here's my sweet sweet little Teacup. Isn't she pretty? Don't mind my tree I'm going to decorate it for Valentine's Day on Feb. 1st. Do any of you keep your tree up all year like me? Haha I'm weird I know! I just like decorating it for all seasons.
My sweet friend Vicki sent me this very lovely cowl. I just love it! And the colors are so me! Haha
Wow I can only wish I can someday knit as beautiful as her. Thank you my sweet Sistas!
On another note my friend Dani is having a giveaway on her new site and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of it, but you can go to her blog at eagleswings.blogspot.com. She makes the sweetest tags. And oh yea she also sells tea towels designed with whatever you want on them. She made me some awesome kitchen tea towels with red roosters. I use them everyday.. Go check her out you may win a cool gift.
Here's my first CAL for 1/2015 it was a quick make and very lovely doily.
I so enjoyed making something quick and challenging all at the same time. I kept making the same error over and over. But I kept frogging until I made it correctly!
I'm coming down with a little stomach bug and would appreciate any prayers if you can. I know it won't last forever but I just don't like being sick. No energy for anything not even crochet. And that depresses me wouldn't it you?
Ok I'm off here I may make me some nice big pot of chicken veggie soup. What do you make to eat when your sick? I always make chicken soup, no rice or pasta noodles just lots of veggies. Yum!
Ok I was wrong! Haha it's not even a full day in the new year and I'm admitting to being wrong. Oh well! Ok these are the colors my afghan CAL for 2015 will be.
Impeccable Soft Taupe
Impeccable Clear Blue
Van as Choice Silver Grey
There was a big sale at Michaels so I went and bought what I needed instead of using my stash. Hubby said that since this afghan was for us I could buy what I needed. Yippee! What a great hubby.
The Sistas will start our afghan the beginning of Feburrurary. Would you like to join us?the pattern is Bruges-Edged Round Throw from the Spring issue of Crochet! Magazine of 2015 .
Come join us I'd love to see what colors you would all choose. I sweated over color choices. I'm not very good at color, I pray maybe God would bless me with color choices in the years to come. Be blessed my Sistas enjoy your new year and remember to take care of you.