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Twist Out & About: Stitches

Julia here.

Hard on the heels of Rhinebeck, I found myself able to go with friends to Stitches East, the biggest retail show in the business right in my own backyard (practically) in Hartford, CT. Once there, I quickly happened across Stephanie of Handknit Heroes and Allison of The Knit Princess sharing a booth.



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I purchased a kit for a superhero mask from Stephanie, hoping that I might have enough time to get this knit by Hallowe'en. I mean Hallowe'en, 2010.  You can get one too on her website.



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Neato, huh? 


The rest of my Friday in the big market was spent reeling from one fantastic booth to the next, admiring the goods of local (WEBS) and not-so-local retailers (Modern Yarn), yarn manufacturers (Kollage), indie dyers (Ivy Brambles), and handmade yarns by the spinners of Indie Spun, all while renewing my acquisitive interest in things like a complete set of dpns from Signature Needle Arts, a Boye electic ball winder from Yarn Bazaar (helloooo Santa),


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and actually buying two of these goodies for knitters on my own Christmas list, Knit-out boxes from Lantern Moon that I had originally seen at TNNA.



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I also got to knit on The Big Sock. I look a little demented in this photo, but it is an action shot, after all.  I mean, that knitter is moooving.



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