Originally uploaded by Frith.
My mother showed up with a red boa-type scarf (not handmade) and said they were "all the rage" back in the Midwest. It just so happened that I picked up this crazy Crystal Palace yarn (actually two colors knit together) at Stitches West. Voila, present for mom.
Stitches West was pretty overwhelming. I was afraid I'd get trampled by little old ladies at the bargain bins.