I tried taking pictures of my Stitches Midwest bounty with my phone, but they just aren't good. I guess I will have to tell you what I bought.
First, I got a couple things for my August Birthday Swap pal, Aurora. I'll wait to describe that.
Second, I got some incredibly luscious alpaca. 600 yards for $21.50. I have no idea what I'll do with it, but I couldn't pass up the price (which appears to be the Stitches price).
Third, I got a skein of a beautiful cashmere yak blend (not as cheap as the above) in a cream color. Again, I have no plans for it, but it was so heavenly to touch.
Fourth, Webs was there. Score! I snatched four balls of Jo Sharp SoHo Summer; two balls of Oyster and two of Umber. I also got four balls of Plassard Coton Lin; two balls of a brown and two of a blue. I couldn't decide which I would use for Witterings, but I just started with the Jo Sharp. It is so soft. I may have to order more for a matching tank or something. I'm sure they'll sell out soon, though. If I can, I'd like to have this project done so I can wear it on my trip to the UP this weekend.
Finally, I bought an Inox size 4 circular to start the Print o' the Waves Stole. There was a stole on display at the Knitter's Universe booth. It was beautiful. I am nervous about starting the stole, though. There's something so delicate and fragile about a lace project. I have worked with lace-weight yarn, and I have worked lace patterns, but never together. I keep starting other projects (like socks I don't even want to make) to avoid making this lace stole. Back to knitting, so I can finish this sock--I'm only making one, since I don't know why I started it in the first place--and the hat, and move on to the stole.