|Cloudlover BFL Roving|
I think this is the first time Cooperative Press has had a booth at the show, and I also discovered a brand-new magazine called Chicago Knits - I bought the first issue and will be sure to share my thoughts with you once I'm done reading it!
Cloudlover and Yarn Geek Fibers.
I usually try to find fibers from sheep breeds I haven't worked with, but this time, I came home with all BFL fiber. I don't think it was intentional, but it did get me thinking some insane thoughts, such as: what if I knit a version of Martina Behm's Angles blanket made entirely with handspun yarn? Everything I purchased at YarnCon would be an excellent start....so this might actually happen, unless someone talks some sense into me in the next few weeks.
|Angles by Martina Behm|
Image © Martina Behm
After YarnCon, a few of my friends came over to knit and catch up - it has been quite a while since we all hung out since we had all been hibernating through the winter and 2013 was kind of a crazy year for all of us. We each brought a special beer to share and ordered pizza - it was the perfect end to the day!
In other news, I am honored to be one of the guests on today's episode of a fantastic podcast called While She Naps. In fact, I'm in pretty good company: the other guest is one of my favorite crochet designers of all time, Stacey Trock of FreshStitches!
We recorded the interview early one morning a few weeks ago, so I have to admit I'm a little nervous to hear it today - I'm really not a morning person! It was so much fun to talk to Abby and Stacey, and I came away from our conversation with lots of ideas and inspiration. I hope you do, too!