Thursday, June 30, 2011

The road to yarn con is paved in fiber....

oh gauge swatch....you'll be a project someday.
...glorious fiber!  I know there are many yarny events to look forward to in Chicago over the next several months, but I am most eagerly anticipating Yarn Con on September 24th - which just happens to be when my friends will be launching their brand-new yarn company, The Wool Dispensary.  I know I blogged about their beautiful yarns a while back (see:  Oh! The Squishing! from April 11 of this year)... well, just wait til you see what they have in store for the fall.  I assure you, it will knock you hand-knit socks off.

But! They can't get to Yarn Con without your help (there's always a 'but,' isn't there?!).  They're raising money the internet-savvy way, via a kickstarter.org fundraiser project.  You can pledge now (and get dibs on some truly great prizes - I myself couldn't resist the limited-edition silk-screened poster print!), but you won't be charged unless they reach their fundraising goal by August 10th.  If you can't make it to Yarn Con to fondle some of their fabulous fibers, you can join their Ravelry group or follow them on twitter to find out when and where you can get your mitts on some pretty skeins of your very own. 

Meanwhile, I will tempt you with the gauge swatch I just knit up - I can't spoil too many of the details, but I can tell you that it will be fingerless gloves knit in their sport-weight...naturally, you can expect the release date to coincide with Yarn Con!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Stefanie! We can't wait to see what you've created!

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