The flight was without incident and the weather was rainy and on the cold side. We rented a car so getting around the area was easy. The parking at the hotel and at the convention center was free.
San Jose airport is small and different because you exit the plane and walk through a long canvas tunnel to get inside the terminal. The car rental place is reached via a shuttle bus from the terminal to the car rental lots. Having friends with a positive, adventurous outlook, and being patient, made the trip fun and very rewarding.
This is the biggest show I have ever attended that centered around knitting. Crowds were biggest on Saturday. It was nice that we were able to attend every day of the show to look at the different vendors displays, help out where we could, see (and touch) hand knit treasures throughout the weekend, and of course get to bounce ideas and thoughts off of one another. Bottom line for me though on what made the weekend, was the people. The friends we got to spend time with was the absolute best part of the whole weekend.
Speaking of friends....
here are Michael and Sheila, Rod and Lisa, and Jen and Sam
They don't allow us to take photographs inside the convention center. I wish that they did because it was amazing. We did our best to bring items home from the show for you to see. Yes, I know you will be grateful that we made these purchases of wonderful treasures just for you. You will be seeing these items appear over time on this blog. Just to give you a teaser, there are some of those gorgeous glass needles from Sheila and Michael as well as beautiful yarns from Lisa and Rod that will be showing up. Wait till you see the hard twist superwash yarn Lisa is dying - it's wonderful stuff! I got a sock knit out of this yarn, in only 2 days, using a set of Sheila's needles and the magic loop method. I am working on sock #2. You should be seeing the pair sometime next weekend.