Sunday, August 05, 2007

Getting Ready to Go . . . Preparations

I didn't imagine there would be SO MUCH to do to get ready for the Stitches trip. I haven't done much preparation up until now, but I didn't think it would be a big deal to get packed. What I'm finding is that the biggest deal isn't packing - it is trying to narrow down all the stuff I want to take vs. what I'll really use and enjoy while there. I can't bring my whole yarn room with me, now can I???

My goal on this trip, after all is to do more relaxing, knitting and people watching/project selection than BUYING. I know that the market is fantastic, I've been there before and loved it! But I managed to keep myself in financial check during our 2003 trip to Stitches, and I hope to do the same this time.

My only real homework for the Creative Knitting class I am taking with Valentina Devine is to bring an assortment of yarns to use for a project involved in what she teaches. I'm learning techniques, but I already know that I want to knit sleeves in my denim jacket. Although I dearly love color, I have trouble picking what I like - what yarns go together to form a color scheme. So I used my Mom's technique of picking one varigated yarn that I like and then picking colors that are within it.

Here's my colorway I'm starting with:

And the stash I am adding to it looks like this:


Elysbeth said...

Looks like it's under control to me. : )

Catherine said...

I love those colors!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Your pile o'yarns looks good to me!

I tried really hard to get to Chicago one of the days you would be there. I just can not make it work out this time (I've never made it to Stitches before, would love to make it work).

We will meet sometime, but not this week.

Laura said...

Gorgeous. Perfect. I can't WAIT to see what you create with this mini-stash.

ChelleC said...

Well, we'll see how it all comes together at Stitches. I really can't wait!!! I made sleeve templates the other night and hope they work.

Jeanie said...

Hey Chelle -- I leave tomorrow afternoon for Stitches. You need to email me with your cell number so we can meet up, okay??? Can't wait!