Archives for March 2014

Vendor set-up times

Hi Vendors!  We’re getting the set-up email out to you, but we all know spam filters love mass emails, so we thought we’d share the information here as well.

We’re happy to announce that we have Friday set up times this year, hooray!  You can set up on Friday from 1-4pm, then starting at 8am on Saturday, and you can show up as early as 8am on Sunday.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at  See you soon!

6 more days to Register for Classes!

Ah, if only I could clone myself so I could take all of the classes being offered at YarnCon this year!  We have everything from spinning and dying your own yarn, color theory and planning your projects so that you choose the right yarn for the job, fixing those inevitable mistakes, knitting techniques (socks, cables and lace, oh my!), crochet techniques, creating with felt and felting, wow!  Sign up now at before classes fill up!

A little note for tablet users: EventBrite, our ticket service, is working hard to get a mobile site working, but they are not there yet.  So, if you visit our page and can’t see the classes, don’t panic!  If you can get to a computer and register, that’s great!  If you can’t, please just email us at with the classes you want to register for, and I will add you manually, and send you an invoice.

See you in six days at YarnCon!


Winter is ending, let’s plan for Spring!

I know it has been a long, long Winter here in Chicago, and throughout the region, and I for one and glad to see it be on its way out.  One of the things that has sustained me this Winter is wrapping myself and my family in hand-knit and hand-crochets hats, gloves and scraves.  Not to mention the projects I work on each night adding a little warmth as they rest on my lap as I stitch away.  But now Spring is coming!  That does not mean an end to stitching for us, especially not in Chicago.  We can now work on transitional pieces, cottony Summer accessories, and start hoarding buying yarn for when the weather starts to get chilly again.  That’s one of the joys of working with yarn, we can create our own comfort.

Now is the time to plan for those future cool days, by buying yarn, tools, patterns, and learning new skills.  You can do all of those things at YarnCon!  We have our biggest ever line up of classes this year, and a terrific set of vendors.  We even have a masseuse lined up this year, and a fix-it clinic at our lounge.  Come in with plan (or a blank slate), and leave with the ideas, skills and goods you need to make it happen.  We hope to see you on April 5-6 at YarnCon!