It is that time of year when we get ourselves all geared up to go to STITCHES West in Santa Clara. The weekend of February 18-21 BTW...just in case you have forgotten to put it on your calendar. We love doing the show. There a lot of people to talk too...lots of customers...lots of vendor friends. And...just in case you're into yarn and fiber and not clay...there is a ton (mega tons) of yarn from just about every possible source. Most big brands are represented but lots of indie folks. It's a chance to catch up on what's happening with folks. A great opportunity to share new ideas and get feed back. I think you'll like the fashion show...and the new XRX book will be featured in their booth. We don't do all that many shows, so each one presents a pretty unique situation for us.
We're playing the Passport game again this year and again we are representing Ireland (well...duh)...so wear your green and stop on by. I might have a jig waiting for you...I'm bringing my button box and will be playing LIVE at selected time during the show...selected meaning until people complain :-). Should be fun...we have hats...we have shtick and we have cameras.
Of course we'll have a great selection of yarn bowls, shawl pins and buttons. We'll also have a couple of new items this year. You won't believe the "Black Label" pieces...great reviews at the TNNA show this month. An item we call "Shawl Buttons" have been doing extremely well at shows and in shops. Light enough for most lace weight yarns and lace patterns.
If you don't know what the Passport Game is...stop by the booth (#811) early in your walking and we'll explain it to you and get you going towards that $1000 CASH prize.
Jim writes most of the dribble for our Banter. Sometimes it's serious, but often not...then, neither is Jim