Onward to Chicago and Booth 103!

    The month of October has been unbelievably busy. Now the last big trip of the fall season is upon me: I’ll be heading out to VK Live: Chicago bright and early tomorrow morning. I love Chicago and I love teaching at VK Live — and this time, I’ll also be vending in the marketplace. Brooke Nico and I will be selling all sorts of wonderful things in Booth 103.

What kind of wonderful things? you ask…..

    • Freshly-dyed yarns, including Avondale (silk/wool singles fingering weight), Fairview (baby alpaca/merino fingering weight), worsted weight Baby Blue (merino/baby alpaca blend), and lace weight old favorite Flutter and new Tibetan yak (shown below; Brooke whipped up a lovely free-with-purchase pattern for this, too)!


  • Free patterns with purchase — for example, the Fairview Cowl pattern, in an easy-to-work lace pattern:

cowl 3

  • a new kit, called Extremities. You get 400 yards of a semisolid and 200 of a coordinating multicolor, all handpainted by me, and your choice of a mitten or sock pattern designed especially for the kit! (These won’t last long….)

In honor of our host, the historic Palmer House Hotel, Brooke has designed the gorgeous Peacock Wrap (the peacock is a symbol of the Palmer House). We’ve got gorgeous handdyed BBF yarn in the Peacock colorway, and a warm red called Great Fire (just in case you like warm colors better).


We will have Julie Turjoman with us on Saturday morning to sign her brand-new book, A Head for Trouble, which includes two wonderful patterns knit in BBF dk yarn (and we’ve got the yarn, too!):

turj head cover

turj verity

BTW, I’ll be teaching Yarn Substitution, my most popular class, and giving a lecture on handpainted yarns — including pooling, how handdyes are made and an introduction to intentional pooling. Sign up for those here.

So please come to the show, take some classes and then meander over to Booth 103 and say hello. I bet we’ve got some wonderful yarn and patterns that will beg to come home with you!

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