October 1st, 2007

Back from a Deserted Island

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No post since last week because Steve and I snuck off for a few days of R&R – alone! No work (well, there was some, there’s always some) and no kids. Although we travel together for business frequently and have our standard “family” getaways, we realized last year that we never really get away just for ourselves. We promised we’d do our best to change that and for the second year in a row we have succeeded.
We are pretty easy to please – Steve’s only request is golf and mine is warmth. They pretty much go hand in hand. We took our chances in Florida and our gamble paid off (it is hurricane season you know). Five glorious days of golf, pool and food. Here’s where Steve spent the majority of his time:

And here we are:

I’ll spare you all the poolside photos.
The beauty of this trip was that because it is hurricane season, the resort we stayed at was blissfully empty for the majority of our stay. It was if we had the place to ourselves, which I have to say was really, really nice. Not quite a deserted island, but pretty close.
So here we are, October 1st and we’re ready to roll! We’ve only got a week until Stitches East! Are any of you planning to attend? Be sure to stop by and at least say “Hi” and check out the great yarns we are bringing. Of course our own Valley Yarns will be center stage, with all of the garments from the fall catalog on display and many of the newest of the new to be featured in our holiday catalog as well. Those of you at the show will be the first to see them! Also, this will be the “show” debut for Sheffield and Williamstown.
Pixie’s Titled Duster will be on display (mine will still be a WIP). Andra from Berroco will be there as always with lots of great garments and plenty of Peruvia for those of you interested in starting the duster or another project. Of course, all of the other great Berroco yarns will be there as well.
Thursday night, October 11th will be extra special. We will be hosting Kaffe Fassett in our booth. He’ll be there to meet and greet, sign his new book, talk about his great new sock yarns and all things knitting.
Will also be bringing along the Teva Durham collection of yarns and she will be in our booth throughout the weekend (more specific times to follow). We’ll have many of the garments from the pattern book on display so be sure to check those out as well.
Then, of course, there will be closeouts and amazing special buys. Steve has been working OT to get the best of the best stuff available and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Shop early for best selection!
The specifics for the show are as follows:
Stitches East
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
October 11-14, 2007
Thurs: 7pm-10pm (this is the market night for students only)
Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm
We’re in booths 311-317 and 410-416
There are still classes with openings so if you are thinking of coming to shop, consider a class as well.
It is October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will be holding our annual Knit for Hope event on Friday evening, October 26th from 6-9pm. Additionally, Gail Callahan, our very own Kangaroo Dyer has created a custom “October Pink” colorway in our Franklin sock yarn just for this month. It is limited quantity and only available during the month of October or while supplies last. We will be donating the proceeds of the sale of each skein to our local Cancer Connection to support all of the wonderful programs they provide. More to follow on this, pictures, etc. Watch the blog and the website on Thursday.
Kathy

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  • PHD Knitter

    I live in Baltimore and I am SO excited about Stitches! I didn’t go last year, because I had just started knitting and had no idea how FABULOUS it would be. I’ll be there bright and early Friday morning and I will be seeking out the WEBS booth to checkout the Valley Yarns in person! Can’t wait to meet you and Steve! (I love your podcast btw!)

  • MelissaKnits

    I wanna go to stitches…(she said, whining)
    I also wanna go to Florida (but not till January I think)
    AND – I need some of that PINK.

    Awesome and well-deserved vacation. Sorry no hurricanes. Maybe next time.

  • Amber

    Oooh, I can’t wait to see how the capelet photographed! :)