Spring means many things to many folks.
In Texas and Kansas, it means tornadoes and tulips. In Minnesota, it means snowfall generally reduced to 3″/day instead of the Winter average of 8″/day.
For Kathleen and me, Spring means the start of our BUSY-AS-HELL season. We are busy. And we love it!
In the past 4+ years, ModeKnit Yarn has grown steadily, and the number of shows we do each year grows as well! We’re doing some brand new (to us!) shows this year, and returning to some of our favorite stomping grounds, too.
The most important show to mention right up front is the Estes Park Wool Market in Estes Park, CO June 7-10. Not only will we be at the market selling all kinds of beautiful yarns, patterns and kits, but I will be teaching on Thurs & Friday (my classes are filling up, sign up soon if you don’t want to be disappointed!)
Some of my classes at Estes Park are already sold out, but two of my most FUN classes still have openings; Knitting With Wire and Charted Entrelac.
Both of these are excellent for ALL skill levels, and will introduce you to techniques that transcend the subject matter and can be incorporated into your every day knitting!
If you’ll be in Colorado or missed out on my classes at Yarn Fest, this will be a GREAT chance to take a class and enhance your knitting skills!
Mid Plains Fiber Fair
This weekend, May 5-6, Kathleen is in York, Nebraska for the Mid-Plains Fiber Fair. It’s our first time at this show, and I’m sad not to be there, but thrilled that Karen (our erstwhile booth helper and cheerleader) will be traveling and working along with Kathleen!
I’ll be in Richmond, IN for the graduation of number one child, Andy Brooklyn Landy from Earlham College. Amazing. (I’ll write more about this later, but just thinking that the tiny, red haired baby I brought home from Beth Israel Hospital to Brooklyn is now old enough to have a college degree is overwhelming. Happy tears.)
May 12-13 we’re in our backyard, back in Minnesota for Shepherd’s Harvest! This yearly event is one of our favorite fiber shows, and never fails to bring the fun and fiber for the whole family! Come and visit us in Booth B, and leave room for Kettle Corn!
We’ll have some beautiful new colorways to show off, and it’s always fun to take mom out to look at the sheep and goats on Mother’s Day!
Immediately after Shepherd’s Harvest we load up the trailer and head back on the road for fiber shows in Kentucky and Ohio! More about those next week, but we’re working on adding a trunk show at 614 Studio in Columbus, OH in the week between the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival and the Great Lakes Fiber Show.
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on all of the details of our fiber travels!