Thursday, April 2, 2009

We're ba-aaack

Hello Yarny Friends, we've been busy raising and having off-spring this winter (a huge congratulation to Sara and Lane on the birth of their ultra-cute future knitter, Maggie!), but we never stopped thinking about YarnCon, and the yarny fun to be had this year (OK, maybe Sara might have had occasion recently to not think about it for a little while, babies will do that you.)

First, an announcement. YarnCon will be held on October 17th this year, not the first weekend in October as we had planned. We tried, but the Park District has other plans. C'est la vie. We will carry on, and we hope you will join us for the third annual YarnCon at the lovely Pulaski Park Fieldhouse! We are getting ready to update the website, and get the application together, so vendors, get ready, the application goes live on April 15th! If you would like to host a workshop or demonstration, or a book signing, please contact us at

We're also very excited to be organizing the Millennium Park gathering for World Wide Knit in Public day. As some of you might remember, last year we had a huge gathering, and got lots of attention from the Park security. We've been working with the Park District this year, and they are going to help us find a nice, shady space in Millennium park for our gathering this year. Because this is a free event, and we are not renting the space, we have to wait until May to find out the exact location in the park. Keep an eye on this blog, and the Windy City Fiber Folks group on Ravelry for more details.

We're looking forward to wonderful year of creating with yarn, we hope you will join us.