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Stitchin' in Silicon Valley

A few weeks ago, Claire (of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio) and I attended Stitches West, a knitting/crochet/yarn expo out in Santa Clara, CA. We left just in time to miss the big blizzard in the Northeast, and it was nice to see flowers blooming and sunny (albeit chillier than this New Yorker expected) skies in California. At the show, we met a ton of knitters and crocheters, saw some of our good friends, and made new friends too!

Many of you Lion Brand fans dropped by the booth to see our new products and garments in person, enter our raffle, and pick up some free patterns.

Quite a few of you also stopped by just to chat, say hello, and share your love of Lion Brand.

We want to thank everyone who stopped by the booth!

We also wanted to share some photos of the amazing customer projects that people brought to show us:

This is an octopus made out of Fishermen's Wool -- what a very cool creation! Doesn't he look realistic?
A gorgeous Moonlight Mohair cardigan -- pattern improvised by this lovely lady.
Look at Joi's knit-along project! Her Inishturk Sweater is coming out beautifully!

I've been to a couple of yarn conventions, and it's always fun, BUT this was Lion Brand's first time at Stitches, so we were very excited. Not only did we have a great time meeting and greeting our customers, but we also had a great time meeting the teachers, organizers, and other vendors on hand. One of our friends who stopped by was designer and author Lily Chin, who wore a dress she designed with Lemongrass Wool-Ease -- that's me with Lily below:

Once the show was over, Claire and I took an airplane back to New York, and as we came over the sunrise, I took this photo out the airplane window:

Doesn't it make you think of the Tara Shawl below? I know that's what it made me think of.

Were you at Stitches West? Are you going to be at Stitches South or Midwest? Let us know!

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