Yesterday My daughter Nina and I went to Stitches Midwest. I went because I wanted to fondle yarn, Nina went because she’s a good sport. When we got there we saw all these guys with big bags full of gaming and comic book stuff and found out that Wizard World Chicago was also at the convention center. I knew that is where Nina would much rather be. So I told her we would check it out after we looked at yarn.
Wouldn’t you know the only picture I took was of this non knitting booth. It was so beautiful. I have seen this booth in several other shows and it always stops me in my tracks because they do such a fabulous job setting it up. It is all very antique-y looking and set up by color groupings. I am sorry to say I forgot to note the name and this picture does not even come close to capturing how wonderful it is.
I was trying to be good and not buy any more yarn because I have several projects on the needles now, but I could not resist trying this sock yarn. It is called Tofutsies. It is made from superwash wool, soy silk, cotton and Chitin (a product made from crab and shrimp shells!) See the little crab on the label. I also picked up a pattern book for a couple sweaters that I have been wanting.
After we finished looking at yarn, we went down to check out The Wizards conference. It was $28 each to get in! (we passed) Boy are those guys making some money, they were not hurting for attendance. I guess all those 20 something year old guys in attendance are using all the money their peers spend on dating.