Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bobmas Eve celebrations!

This post isn't about YarnCon per se, but it's in support of the yarny arts without a doubt. In honor of Ravelry, Natalia and I asked the Chicagoland LYSes if they'd be up for each hosting their own Bobmas Eve party (to spread the love around our rather large city), and the response has been fantastic! We've heard back from 8 stores so far. Below are the details. If you don't see your favorite store, call 'em up and ask them if they're planning anything!

Arcadia Knitting
1613 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640

Arcadia is pleased to join in the Bobmas Eve celebration! Come by for fun and festivities -- we'll be open until 8pm.

Knit 1
3823 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Knit1 will be open until 9pm on Thursday, April 10. Come celebrate the first annual observance of Bobmas Eve and enjoy snacks, beverages, and a special sale on select yarns in honor of the event!

Knitting Workshop
2115 N. Damen (new location!)
Chicago, IL 60647

The Knitting Workshop will be open until 9pm on Thursday, April 10, and welcomes all Ravelry revelers. Come join us for light refreshments -- wine, cheese, etc. -- and celebrate Bobmas Eve.

1934 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60616

Knitwerks will be open and celebrating Bobmas Eve with snacks and lots of knitting fun! Come join us until 8pm.

Loopy Yarns
719 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-583-YARN (9276)

Loopy Yarns' Bobmas Eve party will be from 6 to 8pm with selected sale yarns and beverages. We will be closing early to host this holiday celebration for Ravelry members!

a well-knit shop
1655 w. division st.
Chicago, IL 60622
773 486.8996

For Bobmas Eve, Nina will be offering:
- Wine & Nibbles
- Ravelry FO Fashion Show (a chance for people to wear and show off finished objects they've posted on Ravelry)
- Prizes
- 20% off all purchases during the evening (from 5-8pm)

Sister Arts Studio
721 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-7274

Bobmas Eve Mother & Daughter Creative Night (ages 7+)
April 10th - 6:30 - 9:30
* Bring your daughter...if no daughter bring a sister or friend!
* Bring your current needle work project; knitting, crochet, felting, tatting, embroidery etc..
* Bring a beverage or snack to share and receive 10% off your yarn or craft-kit purchase!

Woolly Lamb Yarn Studio
6007 N. Nina Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

Woolly Lamb will be participating in the Bobmas Eve celebrations, as well! Please call our shop for details.

Friday, March 7, 2008

A shout out

A big shout out to Carrie M. for listing YarnCon on Yelp! Thanks for the support, Carrie!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

YarnCon 2008! Now taking applications!

We're back for another year of Yarny Goodness! YarnCon 2008 takes place on October 4 at the fabulous Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. Please download the application and either mail it to us on the address at the bottom of the form with your pictures, or email us the answers, and attach or link to your pictures. Applications are due June 15, 2008. We plan to make this year's YarnCon even bigger and better than last year's event. We'll have more information to come, as well as questions for you about how to make this event everything you want it to be.