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Thursday
Apr032014

Chicago YarnCon Excitement

 This weekend signals Mr. Yarn Geek's and my first trip to Chicago this year. We are going to vend at YarnCon, the premier fiber event in Chicago, where we will happily bask in our element. (If not the sunshine) We plan to rub elbows with our fellow vendors, such as Jen of Daizie Knits and Megan of Skeined Alive to name a few. We look forward to reconnecting with some amazing people we hung out with last year at our booth. Don't be shy. Come back and see us again and show us what you've been working on this year.

If you have not yet signed up for classes, please check out the titillating offerings still available. Why not try Crocodile Stitch, Entrelac or Two Color Cables? Love knitting socks but have rubenesque feet? The Bigfoot Knits class is just the thing you've been dreaming of.

This weekend is just overflowing with exciting happenings such as the release of "Chicago Knits Magazine". Their website gives the flavor of the new publication on the front page:

"Welcome to the first issue of Chicago Knits Magazine, the only magazine dedicated solely to the Chicago yarn craft scene. We will be focusing on knitting, crochet, and yarn spinning. In each issue, we'll have interviews with local shop owners, the latest craft book reviews, yarn and gadget reviews, the patterns for the latest fashion trends, and vintage patterns from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Plus the best places to knit in our awesome city!"

Vintage patterns! We are all over that like wool on sheep and intend to bring home several copies of the first edition with us. Subscriptions are being taken online, but the opportunity to meet them in person is only happening at YarnCon, just one more reason of many to get thee to Chicago. 

We had such a lovely time last year, you are sure to do the same. The world of fiber arts is warm and fuzzy, so come wrap yourself up in it.

Thursday
Apr042013

YarnCon 2013 - A Modern Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a girl. She lived in a nice little old house with a good boy and two OK dogs. There is a legend having to do with that little old house. Tales are whispered in hushed tones about a mythical "table" which, according to some, sits in the center of the kitchen. Some say this table was, in olden times, used in some sort of culinary ritual.

The girl (whom we shall call...ME) doesn't belive the stories. When she looks at the center of the kitchen, all she sees is this.

 

But, legend has it that when YarnCon comes, the table will appear once more. It is foretold that some really tired girl with dye-stained hands will have a big part in the fulfillment of this, and there will be much rejoicing. Yay!

All I know is, that big pile o' wool and silk needs to be labled and stuffed into boxes before tomorrow evening, because we are heading to Chicago, IL for YarnCon this weekend. (April 6-7, 2013) If a table does appear, I'm going to wrestle it into submission and have a dinner party.

End of story.