Thursday, April 17, 2008

Yeay for Bobmas!

So, how did everyone enjoy Bobmas Eve, and Bobmas day? Sara and I had grand plans of visiting a number of Yarn Stores on Thursday, but Chicago is large, the weather was bad, and traffic was worse. But, we did manage to attend two parties that night, and I was able to attend one Bobmas day party on Friday.

On Bobmas Eve we visited Knitting Workshop at its fabulous new location.

Welcome to Knitting Workshop!

We were welcomed to join the knitters at the table, once we had a chance to check out the new store, and grab some snacks.

Enjoying Bobmas Eve at the new Knitting Workshop

Jessica at Knitting Workshop

The other reason we could not visit more stores is that once you are surrounded by knitters, and have your own knitting out, the time flies, and you are in no hurry to leave. But, after Sara finished weaving the ends in to her lovely new scarf, we decided it was time to visit at least one more shop.

Sara models her freshly completed scarf

From Knitting Workshop, it was off to Loopy Yarns. The night was winding down at Loopy (they stayed open late for us, how cool is that?), but there was still much fun to be had, and cupcakes and Bobtinis to consume (I stuck to the yummy cupcakes), not to mention yarn to fondle.

Surrounding the Bobtinis

Kirstin, Megan and Zoe

On Friday I took a trip down to Beverly to check out the Bobmas fun at My Sister's Knits. Right away I was greeted with Grandma's super comfy love seat, cupcakes and tea. What I had planned as a short visit became a longer one, but not long enough in my opinion. I had a great time meeting Carol, and her lovely Golden Retrievers, Goldie and Cody, plus a great bunch of knitters. I can't wait to go back.

My Sister's Knits

Bobmas at My Sister's Knits


We obviously need more yarn holidays!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Maybe you wanted still another place to celebrate?

Then here it is:

Mosaic Yarn Studio in Des Plaines will have their Knit & Crochet Night on Thursday from 6-8pm, with added Bobmas goodness. Added goodness includes free pizza and 20% off sock yarn, including Koigu!

(I must remember to not eat before leaving for all of these parties!)

I've already created a flickr group for pictures of the festivities, so please take your cameras, and add them to the group.

And a celebration on Bobmas Day!

I'm so happy to add yet another place to celebrate the fun that is Ravelry, My Sister's Knits! They will have their celebration during their Friday Knit Night, and it will include cupcakes! Who doesn't love cupcakes?

My Sister's Knits will celebrate Bobmas (Raverly’s one year anniversary)
on Friday, April 11th
Why not do it during our open Knit Night?
So from 6:30pm - 8:30pm there will be a 20% store-wide discount & a prize for those of you who shop.
Cupcakes & Tea will be served.
Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Another place to celebrate Bobmas Eve

We have a new addition to the list of places to celebrate Bobmas Eve on April 10th, Chix with Stix!

Chix with Stix
7316 W. Madison St
Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone: 708-366-6300

Chix with Stix will be open until 9pm, and serving wine, snacks, and 10% off all yarn. Plus, Howie will be there as Bob’s Proxy!

So, how are you planning to celebrate? Will you go to your favorite LYS? The most local? Or are you planning a yarn crawl? I wish I could teleport so I could visit them all at least for a few minutes.