Saturday, July 30, 2011

Knit & Crochet Show

Yesterday (July 29), I attended the Knit & Crochet Show at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. The show is sponsored by The Knitting Guild Association (  and Crochet Guild of America (

This picture is the "free goodies" I received. Because I was one of the first 500 people to register, I got the Lion Brand bag with the silver yarn and fun fur. The blue yarn is Butterfly Mercerized Cotton which was part of the centerpiece at the banquet. Each person at the table could pick a color of yarn. The Clover interchangeable needle set I won at the door prize drawing at the banquet.

Of course, there was a market! My purchases seem to favor Three Irish Girls! The skein on the bottom is called Peacock and was specially dyed for Stephen Be of Yarn Garage. The light blue is a new yarn for TIG a Bamboo Cotton Fingering, color Not a Cloud in the Sky. The bundle was from Amazing Threads and was put together to make a pound of yarn. A good deal and good coordinating colors. The reddish yarn is Habu bamboo probably for a shawl, they had a beautiful one made up. The shawl pattern was also displayed and was so much prettier than this picture shows.

It was sad as attendance was very poor. I got there at 3 PM and still was able to get a parking discount given to the first 100 attendees. The market floor was almost deserted which made it easy to shop, but was bad for the vendors. The banquet had less than 100 people there. The show continues until Sunday, July 31 with the shopping floor open 10-3. Try to make it.

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