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The Cascade Sheep is Getting Ready to Head to Chicago

The Cascade Sheep is getting packed and ready to head to Chicago tomorrow.  He is very excited because the Chicago area Yarn Crawl will be in full swing and Stitches Midwest starts on Thursday! He is looking forward to spending the next week surrounded by fun, creative people and tons of yarn!  He is hoping to see lots of WIPs and FOs!
First stop will be at Gene Ann's in Barrington, IL tomorrow afternoon after getting off the plane from Seattle.

On Wednesday, he will be hanging out at Loopy Yarns from 11 am - 3 pm and is hoping to meet lots of fiber fanatics!

Thursday marks the set-up and preview for Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL.  He will be hanging out at the Cascade Yarns booth during market hours all weekend - please come say 'Hi!' and he will help you find what you are looking for on the market floor.  He loves to get his picture taken with people and their projects.  He is planning to go to both the Fashion Show on Friday night and the Student Fashion Show on Saturday night.  Probably by Sunday evening, he will be a very tired sheep.

Stay tuned for his adventures in Chicago!

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