This past weekend The Wool Dispensary participated in Chicago's premier fiber fest Yarn Con. This marked the second Yarn Con that we attended and the first two-day Yarn Con ever. It has left me stunned, amazed, very grateful and extremely low on stock.
On the first day, my booth looked like this:
The shelves were full, and there was back stock in the crates and under the desk. Plus some things still drying at home since I was dying yarn til the very last moment. Day two started like this:
Back stock out, crates starting to empty and everything I could find at home on the shelves. I brought 4 bins bulging with yarn, I came home with 1 and half. If the new web store looks a little slim, you know why. Yarn People are ravenous. I did not get to hear her speak but Susan Gibbs from Juniper Moon was there as well. She stopped by my booth and I got an issue of the latest By Hand magazine. Which is awesome and you should totally get your own, 'cause I'm not sharing. However, I do want to share a few images from the weekend.
So, you may be wondering what The Wool Dispensary buys when they are around yarn and fiber-y things for two days straight. I couldn't help myself, at Grinning Gargoyle I picked up a new project bag- uh it has Stars Wars on it and it came with stitch markers, who could resist? Then I had to get matching Wooly totes for Lisa and I. Plus John who helped developed the awesome Wooly app is worth supporting. He's working on a Kickstarter campaign. When he shares the details with me, I'll share them with you. I was very good and only bought one skein of yarn the whole weekend. Even though I wanted to buy more than a few. I settled on a self striping rainbow one from Magic and Moonshine. And I so want to cast on but I am trying to be good and finish a few things first. But I did wind it up into a cake at the Windy City Knitting Guild's booth.
Last but not least I had to get an original Yarn Con poster designed and printed by Natalia's brother. They were from the 2nd ever Yarn Con. You can see how far this event has come in it's 7th year. I am super proud to have been a customer since the beginning and a vendor since 2011. Hopefully next year we'll see you there!