Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

TNNA recap

I'm not sure if I can adequately express in this one blog post how fantastic TNNA was. Especially since I usually rely heavily on photographs when I blog, and I have very few photos to share. And especially because I am SO tired. Did you know that it's exhausting to take a toddler on a work trip? The highlight for me was working alongside Kate Gagnon Osborne and Courtney Kelley for five days.  I love their aesthetic, and their wit!  Since I usually work at home by myself, it was refreshing and inspiring to spend so much time with these two talents from our industry.

I had the opportunity to see lots of other industry folk as well.







On setup day in The Fibre Company booth with Cecily, Mercedes, Melissa and Kristen (psst...if you look close, Melissa and I are wearing the same skirt!)








Knitspot with Knitbot!

I was so excited to meet Anne Hanson.  She was lovely in person and even helped me work through a a problem I was having charting a stitch pattern over multiple sizes. Thanks, Anne!

On Sunday afternoon Ravelry was kind enough to host my trunk show, during which I was very excited to meet Martin Storey!  One of my favorite patterns I ever knit from was one of his designs.  I also was able to meet Wooly of Woolly Wormhead designs which was a nice treat, along with Ann Kingstone.

Last but certainly not least, I met SO many awesome yarn shop owners.  I received great feed back on my revised pattern line, it was a much needed boost of confidence!  I'm excited that my patterns will be carried in so many shops, I'll be updating my pattern stockist list soon, so many new ones to add!

There was lot's of buzz at the show.  From where I was sitting there were three things I heard mentioned most.  First, Blue Sky Alpacas new yarn Techno.  Second, Swans Island's yarn line.  Third, probably because I was sitting right next to it, but also because it's beautiful, The Fibre Company's new yarn line Acadia.  It will be interesting to see what knitters create from Techno and Acadia, and to watch Swans Island grow.  It was great to meet Michelle Orne in person.  I plan to take a trip up to the Swans Island dye house at some point this summer!

In closing, a few cute photos from Jonah's days spent at the Columbus Zoo with Abe.

















Hey!  I got to the zoo one day, too.