First things first - here's what I got...
Elizabeth Zimmerman's Green Sweater Pattern. I printed a copy of the (linked) story of this now famous cardigan. Stored together in my pattern files it feels like owning a wee piece of knitting history sprinkled with EZ magic! (Note: additional instructions have been developed to make a slimmer sleeve here)
Glenna's new pattern Royale. 'Too much to say about this today but I'm thrilled to have it. Glenna posted it on Thursday and its already in over 220 Ravelry queues. Congratulations Glenna! I think this one might become a classic!
"Nouveau" from a few months ago. I bought the DK yarn from Tanis for which the pattern was designed in the "Grape" colourway - more purple in person than the bluish look above!
Leyburn's. Tanis' version featured on the right side of her home page has been inspiring me for weeks. Mine will be more muted than hers but still fun and "multi-colourful".
St. Denis Nordique was on display. The "hand" of this yarn knitted up is exactly like the vintage knit pieces I discovered in my Grandmother' cedar chest when I was a child. Those knits spoke to me then, prompting me to learn to knit. Veronique's yarns and knits spoke to me Saturday in just as compelling a manner. I bought a copy of her most recent book with a plan to have her sign it on Sunday when I was to take her class on revising patterns. I'll be heading down to Lettuce Knit to look at the yarns with more concrete ideas in mind because I can see a lot of her patterns and yarn in my future!
Having arrived at the show at 8:40 to stand in line before the doors opened I didn't leave until 3:30. The next morning,Sunday, I was back by 9:45 for my first class - what a shock to see the lobby that was such a bustle the previous afternoon utterly empty!
I'll post a few more details about Saturday and about the Sunday workshops tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by today!