Well all, I am back from the most wonderful 6 days of yarn, knitting, friends, and more yarn! Trust me when I say that you don't want me to go through a blow by blow of everything I did at the show... I was a bit of an energizer bunny and I think you might need a nap after reading a detailed account!
The biggest difference between this TNNA and others was that besides my trunk show at Ravelry I was not married to being in any one booth so I could wander the show floor. This allowed me to make GREAT connections with vendors and gather ideas for future projects. I have some potentially AMAZING things lined up for the coming year and look forward to firming up those details so I can share them with you. The biggest hole in my knitting knowledge base is around yarn lines so I spent a fair amount of time finding "new to me" companies and learning about their yarns and their stories.
I particularly fell in love with: Frog Tree Yarns (a non-profit that is inspiring), Alisha Goes Around (for Alisha and her polar Bear!), Shelridge Farms (US sourced and milled), Art Yarns (can you say cashmere?), Anzula (they have an orange I want to marry....), Fleece Artist (might just be knitting on a skein I got at the show!), Juniper Moon Farm (because anything that Susie does ROCKS!), and Koigu (Rhichard might have given me some skeinlettes for Adorn!). I look forward to sharing more about these yarns and stories behind them as I start to knit with them. SQUEE!
|Photo courtesy RoseKimKnits|
Evenings were spent eating, hanging, knitting, and LAUGHING, oh my. The knit nights held in the Hyatt lobby are legendary, this year I even got to knit and sing-along with Amy while she played her uke. I met up with old friends, and made lots of new ones. My roomie was a great support, and excellent at telling me to shut up and go to bed!
Ready for your GIVEAWAY? Friday night Marly Bird hosted a Designer Dinner which was a lovely way to meet lots of my people all at once before they show floor opened. Marly put tons of energy and thought into the event and it was AWESOME, so great in fact that we all left with GINORMOUS goodie bags that included.... are you ready? A NAMASTE Bitty Bag in Lime!!!! WOOT! I have a Zuma that I use everyday, Namaste Bags are truly fantastic.
I've been feeling so incredibly lucky and thankful for the opportunities that have been flowing my way lately and it is time to GIVE BACK to you all for the incredible support. So, who wants to win the bag?
To be entered to win this Namaste Bitty Bag do these two things:
1. Leave a comment telling me what you are thankful for right now (it can be this giveaway)with your contact info
2. Join my mailing list