4.13.2017

YarnCon 2017

April 1 & 2 one of my very fiber events in the area took place - YarnCon! I was thrilled to be teaching there again this year. The students, the shopping, the visiting with friends, it's all good.

YarnCon was busier than ever this year. It's great to see this event growing more and more every year. I even had students in my classes who traveled from other states to be at the event. That's so awesome!
YarnCon2017
Obligatory YarnCon photo from the balcony. We all take the same photo. :)

On Saturday, I taught two classes: Be Fab with Garter Tab and New Directions in Shawl Shapes. I love that I get to talk shawl stuff all day as my job.
In between classes, I was able to add a stitch or two to my new shawl design, while sporting my new Duvessa cowlette.
Shawl Knitting & Duvessa Cowlette
 I also had a little time to get some shopping in. There's always time for shopping! I was so excited to see CJ Kopec Creations there. I had been a part of her fiber club many years ago. I loved it. Now it's time to try the yarn. 
Shopping for Yarn at YarnCon
 When me and Jenny get together, there will be yarn buying. Oh yes, there will be yarn buying.

Sunday brought another class. I taught Decorative Shawl Bind Offs and was able to make another round at the market. It was definitely less crowded on Sunday. I actually could get into the Leading Men Fiber Arts & Knitcircus booths that day to chat. 

Now for the good stuff - the haul!

First stop was Art Institchtute for project bags. She has lots of great fabrics and the bags are very well-made. It's always a favorite stop when at YarnCon.
Art Institchtute Project Bags
Here's a close-up of the yarn I picked up at CJ Kopec Creations. It's 2 skeins of DK-Weight Polwarth/Silk yarn. Yum.
CJ Kopec Creations DK-Weight Yarn
Then, Jenny, who had been shopping while I was teaching my first class on Saturday said, "you need to see these unicorn bags." You know what happened next. I purchased these bags from Honey Girl Farms, the artwork on them is by Emily Martian.
Bags with Artwork by Emily Martian
On Sunday, when I stopped in the Leading Men Fiber Arts booth to chat, some things ended up in my hands. I used their yarn for my Aranthera shawl and just love it. I'm sure these will become shawls one day too. The pink yarn is sport-weight superwash merino and the the purple-y one is 600 yards of a superwash merino/silk fingering-weight yarn.
Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn
Another successful year of YarnCon! If you were there, what goodies did you pick up?

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