So nice to meet you!

So nice to meet you at #stitchesmidwest!

Hi, everyone! I’m back from Stitches Midwest, equal parts exhausted and energized. Ok, maybe a little more exhausted than energized, but that will pass! It was absolutely stunning how many people came through that little booth over the weekend and introduced themselves as blog readers. It’s such a weirdly solitary thing, blogging — talking to thousands of people you can’t see. So it’s a real treat to gather faces and names, and I appreciate all of you who took the time to tell me what it is you like most about the blog. (Number one answer was definitely the Tag Team Sweater Project.) But I’d love to take this opportunity to check in with more of you about that. While I take a minute to try to get caught up around here, I’d love to hear what you like most about the blog and what you’d like to see more of as we head into high knitting season.

And of course enormous thanks to everyone who shopped the shelves at the show!

I’ll be back as soon as I catch my breath …

See you in Chicago?

My beloved husband and I are loading Fringe Supply Co. into a van today and beginning our trek to Chicago (Schaumburg IL, technically) for Stitches Midwest. We’ll be in booth 429 and we’ve got quite the load of good stuff lined up, including some beauties that are not (yet) in the webshop. If you’re in the Chicago area and wondering how to get to Schaumburg to shop the marketplace, there’s a brand-new option for you this year: a FREE SHUTTLE from the Arlington Park Metra station. Market hours and details are also listed here. I’m excited to see a lot of you this weekend!

This does mean the shipping department will be closed while we’re away, so orders received between now and Monday will begin shipping next Tuesday, the 12th, and we’ll get those orders out just as quickly as we can. I’ll also have news of those new goods for you when I’m back.

I do plan to be blogging along the way …