Saturday, several friends and I took the Stitch 'n' Ride train to the TKGA market in Oakland. This market is a lot smaller than Stitches West, but also a lot less crowded, so you can actually go in to the booths and look around! And smaller crowds = more merchandise to choose from. It was quite nice and not so overwhelming. This picture is of our group arriving at the show. We had more baggage when we left!
But the Knit Train Experience is the real reason we went. It is just plain fun to sit on the Capitol Corridor train and knit with friends for a couple of hours. One of my favorite people, Nancie Wiseman, was the guest author onboard, so we got to visit for a bit, too.
Several area yarn shops (Babetta's, Frog Pond, Knitique, Lofty Lou's) and some very nice people (Lorna Miser Designs, Nancie Wiseman, Amtrak) donated some wonderful prizes -- none of which, sadly, went home with me. But I had a great time, and even met up with some on-line folks (Caitlyn, Terry, Cyndi, Lorna, Vicki). It was a good knitting day, so who could ask for more?