I bought some yarn here. A new-to-me Chicago shop, Windy Knitty.
Half of the fun is looking at all the hand-made garments (and crowns) people were wearing.This lovely crown is a free pattern from Red Heart.
World Embroideries bought some yarn here. The whole place was awash with gorgeous color (even subdued colors like these are gorgeous--and this yarn felt absolutely wonderful--it's a bamboo blend). Many hand dyers and custom yarn makers, many many cool shops to visit. And Color! I fell in love with the yarns that slowly moved from one color to another over the length.
I bought yarn here, too, and a book. This was a really cool booth with some great design ideas. I love the contrast of the 18th Century dress with the iPhone.
World Embroideries took a rest while I dithered. You can see she has a modest sized bag. I think we really did good in not buying a lot more.
Still more color. I had to leave some of the color behind. Once I get my act together and take photos, I'll post my new stash! I've been very disciplined and continue to knit on my Lavish Shawl. I want to finish that before casting on for something new. (I'm not sure I can be that disciplined!)