the weekend

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You know what last weekend was? TNNA, where like past years, my mother and sister and I had an awesome girls weekend. I saw some amazing yarn, and MANY sweaters I would love to knit.
Check out this display at blue sky alpacas. Can you stand it? All those beautiful hand knits! I wanted to move right in. Posters and all. (Would love to make that sweater in the top right.)
Spud & Chloe. I know. Cute, cute, cute. (How about that baby and pattern in the poster!)
Classic Elite. One of my all time favorite booths to check out. SO many great patterns for the fall. I am in love with that sweater up there. That one over there. The one with the purple shirt under it. I know! I would love to make it.
Amy Butler. Did you know she has a line of organic yarn? Yep. And a pattern book to boot. Chalked full of beautiful things. (I wanted to move right in here, too.)
Veronik Avery. Veronik has another new book out. Filled with fabulous projects from small to large.

And guess what? She gave me a signed copy to give to one of my readers. If you are interested, leave me a comment by Saturday the 19th at 12 p.m. EST. I'll draw a name.
Oh, happy knitting.

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352 comments

  1. Veronik Avery!!?! I love those green socks on the cover. Want to know more.

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  2. Looks like a terrific weekend! Would love to win the book

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  3. I wouldn't mind knitting 24/7. What a great way to spend the weekend...TNNA! Talk about inspiration.

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  4. Me too I am interested. 24/7 I only wish I could knit that much. Silly chores and things get in the way.

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  5. I am totally interested in the 24/7 book. TNNA looks like so much fun.

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  6. Oh my goodness. I am envious. Winning the book would make me feel a little better.

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  7. Please include me!

    I heard about this and wondered if it was open to knitters in general or if you had to be a member of the industry. If it is the former, then I really should find a way of going next year!

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  8. I am envious of your trip! I love the yarns you featured. I am trying to decide whether or not to knit a Spud and Chloe blanket for the birth of a niece in October.

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  9. knitting 24/7...if only!
    looks like a sweet time! thanks L.

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  10. sooo gorgeous! i'm getting fired up to knit again after a long absence, and all these pictures make my fingers itch for a new project! super inspiring!

    --jenn :)

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  11. How luscious everything looks. I'm so glad you had a great time.

    And how nice of you and Véronik. Her last book was so great, I'm sure this one is too.

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  12. My eyes are green - TNNA! Lucky ducks!

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  13. I love the book title! Wouldn't it be fun to knit 24/7? (At least for a little while...)

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  14. Lisa3126/17/2010

    Yayyyy....I would LOVELOVELOVELOVE a copy of that book.......soooooo many awesome patterns!!!

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  15. Your trip sounds amazing would love to go to TNNA some day. Would love win the book.

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  16. Lovely pictures!

    Ooo I'd love that book! :)

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  17. I love the dresser in the first picture. I have been wanting to knit with Spud and Chloe, too. What fun!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  18. Who wouldn't love a book like that? And what a fun time for you and your fam - here's to creating a house full of hand knits!

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  19. The question is, is it the gorgeous yarn or the sweater that is the best? The book looks wonderful & signed, very nice!

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  20. So happy you enjoyed the TNNA. Nice to see the pictures of all the yarn and models. I hope I am lucky enough to get the book. :)

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  21. it all looks incredible! happy knitting to you too!

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  22. Oh my..winning that would be the highpoint of my month. Lovely!!

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  23. This must have been so fun! Thanks for sharing the photos. I agree that the sweater from Classic Elite is gorgeous! I'll have to watch for it on Ravelry.

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  24. Robin in Colorado6/17/2010

    I was at the Estes Park Wool Market this weekend -- a little more rustic than your experience.

    I love Veronik Avery so would love her new book!

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  25. Anonymous6/17/2010

    I wish I could knit 24/7!

    Monique Wilson

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  26. Oh! Great contest. I'd LOVE her book! I hope to win!!

    Rosebelleknits
    http://www.ravelry.com/people/rosebelleknits
    ravelry@hotmail.com

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  27. Oh wow! Pick me 8D.

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  28. I would have loved to see those beautiful booths in person too! lucky you!
    But being picked up that yummy yarn would make me smile!

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  29. Wow, I don't know what I'd do with myself at this sort of knitting event. You should see how much time I spend examining every little thing in the smallest of knitting shops.

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  30. What a beautiful day you must have had! After all these inspirations it's just the time to knit all those beauties which is lacking, I presume ;-)
    Thank you for the give-away
    Have a nice day
    Daniela from France

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  31. I think I might have to drive to Columbus next year!! Amazing! I would love to win! :)

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  32. Oh.. what a dream!! What a great time you had...I love when the Knitting & Stitching show (a similar event) comes in to Dublin - I always go with a group of friends and we have so much fun!!

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  33. Leslie6/17/2010

    Love it all. Glad you had a great time.

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  34. Goodness-I wish I could head there! All that fiber love!

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  35. What a great book! I've just learned to knit (after years of crocheting) and am hooked! (pardon the pun!) Thanks for the giveaway! ~sue~

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  36. What a fun girls' weekend. Looks like fiber heaven! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  37. Bobbe in AK6/17/2010

    Gorgeous yarns and displays! I just saw this book online today.

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  38. I love those displays! Thanks for having this giveaway :)

    -crafytofu at yahoo

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  39. Anonymous6/17/2010

    oh my. oh my. how fantastic!

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  40. Ah, one day I'll attend a "yarncon". One day...

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  41. Look at all that! I love the Classic Elite scarf--sooo pretty. And I think I need the Amy Butler pattern book too. :)

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  42. Imogen6/17/2010

    I'm certainly interested. :)

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  43. rebecca S.6/17/2010

    what a fabulous blog post! it makes me want to knit forever.

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  44. Would love to go TNNA sometime. Looks like so much fun and the Blue sky Alpaca Booth is gorgeous.

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  45. I was just looking at this book on-line and wondered what some of the patterns were. I would love to win this!

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  46. Your trip looks like it was filled with inspiration.

    I would be thrilled to win the book but am mostly posting to say how much I love this blog.

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  47. TNNA looked great, glad you had a nice time!

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  48. Oh! Everything looked so pretty. Glad you had such a good time.

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  49. Oh what a fun weekend, all the yarny goodness.

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  50. I AM interested!!

    Thanks,
    apriljnelson{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  51. oh my gosh all that yummy yummy yarn I am drooling over here! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. I hope to one year be able to make it TNNA. Oh and happy knitting to you too.

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  52. Wish I could have joined you. Sounds like a weekend in heaven!

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  53. 400 comments! I need it!

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  54. Great photos - I love your blog! Looks like you had fun :)

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  55. How do you get into the TNNA show? That would be like a knitters dream come true, really. I am just drooling over the Classic Elite and Blue Sky booths. It must be so much fun. Okay....I'll admit it....I'm jealous.

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  56. Thanks for the peek at all that great yarn. Want to go there someday soon.

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  57. Lucky you, to get to go!!
    I would love a chance at a signed V.A. book!

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  58. Oooh. Would love *that* one! What brought you to TNNA? I didn't realize you went every year!

    btw, I had to go out and buy the popsicle maker to make your recipe. I am such a sheep. Baaaaaaa!

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  59. lisa b6/17/2010

    If we could all be so lucky to knit 24/7!

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  60. I'd want one of EVERYTHING!

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  61. yum yum yum! i think i actually love the awesome green chest of drawers more than anything else in the photos, ha ha! but, that sweater over the purple shirt is pretty fabulous, too.

    sweet giveaway! thanks for sharing. :)

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  62. Mary D6/18/2010

    Thanks for the lovely, inspiring pictures!

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  63. I loved looking at your TNNA pictures (I went and looked at the old ones too - so much loveliness!). I'm feeling very inspired to do more knitting just looking at your photos!

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  64. Wow! What an awesome ladies weekend. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Thanks for the sneak preview! Lots of lovely things to knit.

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  66. New book - new ideas - always welcome.

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  67. Oh my goodness, a signed copy of a book by Veronik Avery! I would love one. Wish we had events such as TNNA round here...

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  68. Wow. So will you make some of those sweaters?
    I'd love to win the book.

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  69. hannah6/18/2010

    Veronik Avery is one of my favorite designers. How I would love to take a peak inside that book!

    Thanks very much for doing this giveaway!

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  70. Sandy Huber6/18/2010

    Thanks for the fun post. It was a much needed encouragement to keep on knitting.....and dreaming of what to knit next :o)
    The book looks interesting too
    ~Sandy

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  71. Susan G.6/18/2010

    Oh, wow, what a terrific book -- do you have ANY idea how lucky you are to have a mom and sisters who love to knit!!!

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  72. Wow, that is so neat that they set up the booths in such an artistic way. How did I not know that Amy Butler had yarns, and a pattern book? That is amazing. Glad that you had a nice time, and thanks for sharing the pictures

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  73. I'd LOVE that Véronik Avery book. Please pick me!

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  74. Looks divine...got to be in it to win it ;-)

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  75. dana.meadows@ahss.org6/18/2010

    i am smitten with that book and would love to have it!

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  76. Fabulous! I want all of that - I totally have room in my closet. :)

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  77. Anonymous6/18/2010

    Oh I would love that book -- it's on my amazon wishlist already....wishing wishing wishing...Kristin [rkristin(at)localnet(dot)com]

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  78. You are so popular ! 480 comments.

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  79. oh my gosh, i am soooo in! i would love it. so jealous of you getting to check out all the yarn & patterns. yummmmmm.....

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  80. Oh, I am soooo interested. Great photos ... looks like a mind-blowingly yarny time!

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  81. Anonymous6/18/2010

    Fun, fun, fun. And the book? I'd love to be the lucky girl who wins those beautiful patterns! ~ jill fid

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  83. That book is awesome! I would love to have it!

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  84. ooo! ooo! pick me! :) what a fun weekend.

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  85. I am intrigued but it all.
    Amy Butler has knitting patterns. Who knew?

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  86. Anonymous6/18/2010

    Thanks for sharing. Great pics and info. Thanks for the chance "contest".

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  87. Anonymous6/18/2010

    WOW! I envy you. love Veronik Avery patterns, I wish I can knit 24/7 too.
    Aparna Mulgund
    aparnamulgund@sbcglonal.net

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  88. Oh, how cool! Those booths are all so beautiful! One of these days I will get there...

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  89. Count me in please!

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  90. Sounds like a blast! I love this book, I borrowed it from the library and knit up the little clutch, so sweet. :o) I'd love a copy of my own, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  91. wow...it looks like yarn heaven!! i wish i could have been there!

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  92. This book is on my wish-list!

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  93. All the booths are lovely - Spud and Chloe being my favorite. Knitting 24/7 is one of the books I have been coveting so count me in. Thank you!

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  94. monique6/18/2010

    I LOOOOVE that blue sky alpaca sweater. Perfect for a Canadian winter! Lucky you for getting to go to TNNA. Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

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  95. What a great inspiration! Oh, the things one can do with a pair of needles.. who would of thought...obviously lots of people!

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  96. So jealous, would love to go to TNNA, and would love a sister and mom who'd love to go too (mine are anti-yarn). Neat displays, too!

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  97. omgosh i TOTALY forgot that was this last weekend!! (im in Columbus and i missed this last year as well! :( )

    That looks like a mighty spiffy book!

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  98. That book is full of lovely patterns!
    Glad you had a nice time.

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  99. OH MAN! I wish I would have realized you were there. I was there too! Just on Saturday. Would have LOVED to have meet you.

    Will you be going to Stitches in August? I'll be at that.

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  100. Joanne Snyder6/18/2010

    I would enjoy your blog since I like many of the same knitting patterns you do.

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  101. OH my I am jealous you got to take in all that beautiful new yarn!! I would love to win that book!

    Elise
    eoconnor1@everestkc.net

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  103. Wow... you take a trip, and we get the souvenir? Looks like a beautiful book.

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  104. larajm on ravelry6/18/2010

    What a lovely idea - perhaps I'll take my mother next year! Though going might be like taking someone with a gambling addiction to Vegas...

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  105. I would absolutely be interested! I love the Spud and Chloe booth.

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  106. wow, how fun! would love to go one year. thanks for posting!

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  107. Those socks on the cover are to die for, I hope that pattern is included!

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  108. Oh...jealous! I really want to go to TNNA. Maybe someday.

    ANd I would love to get a chance to win the book!

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  109. Veronica Avery is amazing! Thank you for sharing the wonderful displays from all our favorite yarns. I would have no problem moving in to any of those rooms. :) Crossing fingers for the wonderful book, thank you!

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  110. It sounds like you had an absolutely lovely time. Those booths are great. I'm sure you would have had quite the bit of company if you moved it!

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  111. Jacquie6/18/2010

    me, please

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  112. Oh lucky duck! I would love, love, that book:)

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  113. Jennifer6/18/2010

    Thanks for sharing this! Love our blog!

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  114. Samantha6/18/2010

    Love reading your blog - keep up the good work

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  115. I've never attended an event like that, living off in Podunk, USA, as I do. It looks like a knitter's dream.

    The book, yes, I'd love that book! ;-)

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  116. Anonymous6/18/2010

    I'd love a copy of that book! Carolyn

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  117. I've been curious about this book and would love to win a copy!

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  118. Anonymous6/18/2010

    Oh my, the book looks GREAT. I would love to win it!
    Elaine

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  119. Whew, what fun you must have had! Thanks for a look at some favorites. I wouldn't mind adding 24/7 to my bookshelf; the socks on the cover have piqued my interest.

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  120. Nicole6/19/2010

    oh how I envy you :)

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  121. Thank you for sharing pictures from your trip and for this generous giveaway!

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  122. I HAVE to get my hands on that cute snuggly thing in yellow for a baby!!!!! REALLY!!!! Thanks as always for being so inspiring!

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  123. Monica6/19/2010

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of TNNA! Did you go with your mom and sisters again?

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  124. Thanks for those great photos! Of all the pictures you could have posted, you chose my favorite yarns and designer!

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  125. I'm green with envy. Thanks for the lovely pix.

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  126. well, it missed the 12pm cutoff but thought id give it a whirl nonetheless!!! i need all the good luck i can get (does winning $1 from a lotto ticket my boss got me for my birthday count?) :)

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  127. Oh my. Could she be any more talented and so fun? I would have adored seeing her booth and all the others you so graciously shared. Makes my knitting juices start to go crazy. I am salivating.

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  128. Oh, dear, I'd love that book. . . me, me, me!
    Thanks! :)

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  129. Looks like a fun book!

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  130. Wow! Those booths are beautiful! It's interesting to read from all the people who went to TNNA. Seems like you had a great time! Nice contest too ;-)

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  131. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. Pick me. My fingers are crossed.

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  132. Heh. I went last year, to meet an old family friend, TNNA being ten minutes from our home and all. DIDN'T EVEN GO IN, since I didn't have a clue what to do with a skein at the time. Dang it. Need to be bookmarking this one for next year.

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  133. I'm not sure of the time diffence, so I may be too late ....

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  134. marcela6/20/2010

    Oh my goodness! I have this book checked out from out library and LOVED IT! I'll cross my fingers. Thanks for the chance!

    homemamaoftwo(at)hotmail (dot) com

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  135. marcela6/20/2010

    Oh my goodness! I have this book checked out from out library and LOVED IT! I'll cross my fingers. Thanks for the chance!

    homemamaoftwo(at)hotmail (dot) com

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  136. All the stands look lovely!

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  137. Great pictures. I wish I'd been there for a closer look.

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  138. Totally wish I'd won (or entered). It looks like an amazing place. I hope you had a great time. Buttkicking does not even begin to describe it. Hope you are doing well. Hug Trouble for me....xo

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  139. TNNA looks wonderful. Talk about getting a person inspired!

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