Around this time last year, I was still working as an LMT in a local salon/spa, and therefore didn't have much flexibility when it came to attending weekend events - hence, I didn't get to go to Stitches last fall. I'm not typically into crowds, but going to Stitches is fun in that overwhelming-dose-of-fiber-sort-of-way. It might have been my imagination, but it did seem a little smaller this year - however, there was a really good collection of vendors at the Market. Quality over quantity is always better in my book.
|Charlemont in Dusk|
|Bijou Basin Ranch|
|Celtic sock in Bamboo (top)|
and Aquarius (bottom)
We also scored some free sock yarn from the Skacel booth just for signing up for their E-Newsletter. As someone who likes to enter contests and get free stuff, that was right up my alley. I've heard about the sock yarn with aloe and jojoba in it (Austermann Step) and had always been curious to give it a try, so that was too perfect an opportunity to pass up!
|Invincible Project Bag?|
Renegade Craft Fair in a few weeks and Yarn Con near the end of September! I also just found out I get to join some friends tomorrow to head up to a county fair in Wisconsin! Believe it or not, I've lived in Chicago for six years now and I've never visited Wisconsin (only drove through it once, which I don't count). I've also lived in the midwest for most of my life (excepting the 3 years we spend in Portland, OR) and never been to a state or county fair. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited for tomorrow!
You can bet I'll remember my camera this time.