Friday, September 16, 2011

YarnCon is Saturday, September 24!

YarnCon 2011 is only eight days away. We're so close, we can almost taste it. We have some amazing vendors again this year, as well as a full day of shopping, and of course, workshops.

Speaking of workshops, for the first time ever we're able to offer online registration for them this year! It's terribly exciting. Go and sign up now. No, go on. We'll wait.

Er, well, that's all we wanted to say about that. The show's coming up soon, and we hope to see you there! Spread the word, and tell your friends. Come fondle the fiber and add to your stash!

Friday, May 20, 2011


There are only 11 days left before the application deadline for YarnCon! We're really excited about the applications we've gotten so far, so keep them coming! You'll be in fine yarny company.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's knit in public!

I am pleased to announce that we will be knitting in public at Millennium Park again this year! We will be at the Boeing Gallery North, under the shady trees. World Wide Knit in Public day is June 11, 2011. We will officially meet from 12-4, but please come as early or as late as you like. If it rains, we will meet in the old reading room behind the Randolph Cafe (Randolph Street entrance) in the Chicago Cultural Center, just across the street from Millennium Park.

I already know what I will be working on (I am just starting an afghan, and I hope to get at least a few squares done that day.) How about you? Now, all I have to do is hope I don't miss it again this year; no plague please!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Getting ready for YarnCon 2011

Hey, remember us? We're back with news about YarnCon 2011!

We are pleased to announce that the vendor application for YarnCon is now live on our webpage:

YarnCon will take place on September 24, 2011 from 11am to 6pm! We hope the later and longer hours will work well for those of you who work on Saturdays. We did move the show up a week in order to secure parking spaces for our vendors. We don't know yet if we will keep the date. We will see how what you think after this year's event, and take it from there. We are still at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse at 1419 W. Blackhawk.

Every year we try to build on the lessons we learned producing the previous year's show, and this year is no different. Heck, we're already working on next year's show too. We worked long and hard to hammer out the details for this year, and we hope you will be pleased. We got lots of detailed feedback from our vendors and attendees, and we tried to incorporate as many suggestions as we could. We know not everyone will like the date change, and we really tried hard to find the day that would work for most people. I guess this is just a long way of saying, we're listening. We hope you will keep sharing your thoughts with us, and sharing in our yarny adventures.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a hat to knit, and I would like to get it done so my husband can wear it before Spring is over! Besides, the more stash I knit up now, the more room I will have for yarn on September 24th!