perfect knitting weather

The weather is finally sliding towards cooler days. Yesterday may have been the official beginning of Autumn, but the week prior was sunny days followed by muggy heat with overcast skies. This afternoon there have been a few rare gleams of sunlight between heavy clouds and nearly continual rain. It is Sunday afternoon and perfect knitting weather. I have been working on a simple striped sweater using Bohemia Sport. I chose parchment for the main color and the deep red of carnival for the stripes. I have finished the back and am now well in to knitting the front.

Bohemia Sport, parchment and carnival, sweater back, complete!

Bohemia Sport, parchment and carnival, sweater back, complete!

Stitches Midwest

Large venue, lots of vendors.

Talked to lots of lovely people who like yarn.

The best part was seeing all the beautiful hand knits the lovely people were wearing.

Out Booth at Stitches Midwest

Out Booth at Stitches Midwest

Preparing for Stitches

You may have seen us at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Show.

Now we are gearing up for Stitches Midwest, our first outing to a very big show. It is so exciting!

Stitches takes place in the Chicago area at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The dates are August 1 - 4, 2019

You will find Hancock Yarns in booth 918. We will have our usual mix of locally sourced yarn and luxury fibers sourced from Away.

Outlaw Yarns has created a unique blend of polwarth wool, alpaca and possum that one must touch and see to truly appreciate!. Gothic with its black alpaca fiber adds a new look to the traditional winter sweater.