The dates have been set: Stitches Midwest is August 9 - 12, 2012 at Schaumberg, Illinois! I WILL be booking a bus again this year, but I cannot say what the tickets will cost until I speak to Cardinal bus lines. I can tell you that I will be asking for a wheelchair-friendly bus, that it will depart from South Bend at 8 AM, and will depart from Chicago at 4 PM Central time.
After last year's trip I received a lot of tremendously helpful feedback on what was great, what was good, and what was not-so-good. I am still working on some of the things I intend to improve for this year's trip, but the first thing I have changed is the return trip departure time. Most people said they would have been just as happy to leave an hour earlier last year - so be it. I am also going to try to do something about the food situation, since that was the biggest complaint most people had. So stay tuned!
Oh by the way - today I got 3 new yarns in - K1C2's Linus and Geologie, and Pagewood's Yukon. Yesterday I got Berroco's Circus - come in and see!
Purls of wisdom: persistence is one of the keys to the kingdom.