For my never ending bucket list, I started a rudimentary paper calendar of all the knitting events that I would like to go to. I'm a bit late to the party, but the ones below are for April, all past, but it is always great to look forward to next year, isn't it?
Yarncon in Chicago. Easily a day trip from Central IL. https://www.yarncon.com This year it was on the 18th and 19th of April.
There is also a Fiber Event fairly close that would be a nice weekend trip, it is this same weekend as Yarncon. It appears to start on Friday and end on Saturday, so one could do both with some creative driving. It is in Greencastle, Indiana and has been going on for many years. Greencastle is not a super terrible long drive, and friend, Chris, from BriarRose Fibers vends over there. It would be super cool to see her again and check this event out as well. http://thefiberevent.com
Yarnover in Minnetonka. Not a day trip, but a one day event. Put on by the Minnesota Knitters Guild. https://www.knitters.org/whats-yarnover I should kidnap you Linda from Washington next year and we should go up. We can see Susan while we are there and watch her shop in person. http://theraineysisters.com/?p=6750 April 25th, this year.
And then as long as we are in the area, we would most definitely have to hop on over to StevneBe's for the FiberFest. http://stevenbe.com/blog/register-now-for-fiber-fest-2015.html I gotta get to StevenBe's some day!
Stitches South in Nashville at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Friends took me there when I was back in high school for a Summer trip when it was still just called the Opryland Hotel. It could not have been very old. I visited again with adult friends back in my early adult years and it was just as cool as it looks now. How fun would this trip be?! Sad part, I would probably have to forgo Yarnover as it appears they are the same weekend. This definitely would NOT be a one day trip, but wouldn't it be fun to do it!?
That's the April bucket list, I think I'll do something novel and actually put them on my electronic calendar now!