YarnCon is absolutely my favorite yarn/fiber show in the Chicagoland area, and this past weekend didn't disappoint. This year I was a full-on vendor, presiding over the Bijou Basin Ranch booth while the owners, Carl and Eileen, each had their own BBR booth at DFW in Texas and YarnFest in Colorado, respectively. Thankfully, I had help in the form of Lindy from Balwen Woodworks, who was sharing the space and handled most of the behind-the-scenes logistics.
Though I didn't stick to my "no buying yarn" rule, I think I managed not to go too wild while shopping the show floor. Here's what came home with me:
Leading Men Fiber Arts 100% Organic Polwarth Wool in Wild Goose Chase & Moonlight.
Middle Row: Happy Go Lucky Sock in Lord Lemongrab, Bunny Badger Le Smoosh SW in Robin's Egg, fun #NeedleSquad buttons from Happy Go Lucky.
Front Row: 3 Striped Batts in Mica from Essential Fiber & a large bottle of Allure Fiber Wash in Prairie Breeze.
Honestly, I felt the need to hold back a bit since I am going to Ply Away in Kansas City later this month, and I know that several of the YarnCon vendors will be there to tempt me, too. And, of course, there was the H+H yarn blowout from last month to keep me (somewhat) in check....
I didn't end up taking a lot of photos during the event, but I did manage to almost fit the entire show floor in frame on this photo:
I am already counting down the days til YarnCon 2017!