girls weekendWednesday, June 17, 2009
Last friday, after I put my kids on the bus, I hopped in the car and headed for Columbus, OH, for TNNA. Meeting my sister and mother there for the same reasons as before. If you don't know anything about TNNA, it is where the retailers go to buy for their shops. When I tell people where I am going, most look at me like I have lost my mind. They can't believe I actually enjoy this sort of thing. My kids call it the "knitting show" and I do believe they still think that I am on the stage, knitting.
Larissa, from Offhand Designs. She is wonderful, as are her knitting bags. They are stylish and sturdy with lots and lots of pockets.
I just had to see the new line from Blue Sky Alpaca, Spud & Chloe. Ali is designing patterns for them. The yarn and patterns are absolutely wonderful. The packaging of the patterns is adorable. Like a sewing pattern. You know, in its own envelope, and you pull it out and unfold it just like a sewing pattern. LOVED it.
There are always a lot of book signings. Nicky Epstein couldn't have been more lovely. She stood and chatted with my mom and sister about her inspiration for her books.
I think you know how much I love Classic Elite. Their combination of yarn/pattern is truly my favorite. A couple of designers have joined their strong team. Veronik Avery is launching her line of yarn along with a magazine.
And you all know mr. brooklynntweed. He has a collection of gorgeous patterns that he has designed for them. I got to get my photo with him. However, I decided to take a nap while smiling. The look just wasn't becoming. But that really is Jared Flood, I promise. And he is adorable.
I fell in love with a sweater in the fall '09 issue of VOGUEknitting. Actually, there were a couple I liked. Oh! And do you know about VK360˚? Seeing the garment from every angle. Genius, if you ask me.
All that yarn handling just made us want to knit. And knit. And knit.