Monday, October 19, 2009

YarnCon, Chicago

In spite of my ongoing good intentions, I have to say, I'm not winning any Consistent Blogger Awards these days.

Knitcircus went to YarnCon 2009 and had a great time!


This is our cute little booth, or should I say, table. We were well-positioned in the line of sight from the entrance to the first room.
YarnCon is a small-ish fiber/yarn festival that meets annually in Chicago at the Pulaski Field House, just northwest of downtown. It's a cool old late 19th century (I'm guessing) building in the Bucktown neighborhood. The room we were in had this interesting mural surrounding the stage:

It should get bigger if you click the picture.

There were 35 vendors, most of them small or micro-businesses. There was a lot of hand-painted yarn and spinning fiber, a lot of knitting accessories, some folks who ran actual yarn shops, a surprisingly good food vendor, and a good time over all.

Click here to see a craptacular panorama I stuck together from three iPhone pictures.


Here are three of my fellow Rubberneckers on Ravelry. From left to right, CyberFiber, eryn, Ogirl.

This was an interesting community art project:

Yarnies were invited to sit a spell and knit or crochet on to the skirt, as they wished.
Another view of the same:


For Knitcircus, it was a good show. We connected with a lot of folks who knew of us a little and were curious. And a lot more who had never heard of us and seemed favorably impressed.

After the show, we had a little comedy of errors with our dinner rendez-vous plans. It all worked out in the end, but the take-home lessons were a. get cell phone numbers before you split up and b. do your restaurant research before you leave home.

10 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it looks like such fun!

Helen said...

and (c) if your waiter is a pain in the rear, leave. hahaha. at least the food was FAB

Kaye said...

Hee hee, I like those two last pieces of advice. Looks like a good time and it was indoors! even better!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I'd wear it.

Marie Grace said...

Looks like a great day... kudos to KnitCircus!

Helen said...

and I'm sure you'd look FAB in it, Kathy!

Cindy G said...

Looks like fun!

I love the mural - what on earth is the subject matter?

Leslie said...

That looks like fun! I love the community art project.

MollyBeees said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I hope it drums up a lot more business for the magazine! You guys deserve it!

CeliaAnne said...

It looks like you had fun. Maybe next year.