There's nothing like getting over the flu than watching a grown woman spin yarn, round and round...round and round, which was what I did on Saturday at the FiberArts Knit and Crochet Fair at the Oakland Marriot.
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Thankfully I didn't get too dizzy, but I was just too bored to stay at home. I ventured out to the east bay hoping that the the sun and fresh air would do me some good. It was a nice awakening back to the real world (after being sick for 2 days), to see people plopped around on tables and chairs or in corners working on their knitting projects. The highlight of course was the yarn spinning demonstrations. I swear I was mesmorized. The craziest thing I saw was a little booth where you can re-use your dog's hair to spin yarn and make clothes. Um. No thanks.
The best booth was the Stitch Diva booth. They had just the most young and stylish knit and crochet patterns I have seen in a long time. They are an online based company run by 2 women and they sell all their patterns online at www.stitchdiva.com. What's cool is that you can order patterns online and immediately download them! Gotta love the instant gratification. Since I was at the booth, I snatched up 3 patterns so that I could get ready for Fall. I got the "Crochet Flower Pattern Collection", "Decidedly Different Scarves" (I like the Brugmansia Scarf. You can't tell in the photo but it's actually like a outer hollow scarf with this gold inner scarf inside. Just brilliant.), and finally I got the "Knit Hats Girly Couture" Collection. The new crochet hat pattern which contains the orange ribbon hat and the 20's style beige hat pictured above will be available in a week according to the ladies of Stitch Diva. Check out all their patterns, I know you'll love them.