We arrived at Lorna's Laces (a little late, but not bad considering the weather) where we were met by owner Beth Casey, her husband, and their dog. We saw a secret colorway (I could tell you what we saw, but I would have to kill you with a knitting needle) and we got a demo on how they dye yarn there (Beth got dye on 40 skeins of yarn in about 10 minutes - I couldn't believe it!) and then we got to shop. The whole thing was wonderful, they were so nice there, and I HIGHLY recommend that people call and take a tour if you are in Chicago. You just need a group of 12 and have to be able to go on a Saturday. It is free!!
Here are some of the pictures:
A table of worsted yarn waiting for me to pet.And then this sock yarn was calling my name:
So, there was all this yarn, and I somehow managed to show some restraint. I got four skeins total. First, I got two skeins of Shepherd Worsted in some awesome shades of blue:
All in all, it was a wonderful day. It was amazing to see how they manage to get all that yarn dyed. And, it makes me want to knit more with Lorna's Laces. :)
After the tour, Jenni and I took a quick trip to Loopy Yarns. We have been dying to check them out and we were sort of dying for some Malabrigo sock yarn. I really liked Loopy. The shop is very cute and they had lots of great yarn. Jenni and I managed again to show restraint and we each got a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn. I don't know what mine will become, but I am sure it will be great.
I am tired from all this yarn excitement, but it is worth it. I think it might be the most fun I have ever had doing something yarn-y.