Friday, June 20, 2008

Back from Market!

Hey everyone, I have been a busy girl ; ) I recently got to go to yarn market (TNNA) with the owner of our local yarn shop. OMG is all I can say! I was very nervous as I have had very limited travel experiences. It was just plain wonderful. I am so going to make a felted coat as soon as the patterns arrive. We ordered lots of fun new patterns and sooooo many new and yummy yarns. OMG, it was such a fabulous experience! We shopped, shopped, shopped. I am afraid Sue may not have taken the one with the most common sense and self control. hehehe. First the fashion show was incredible! Tons of wonderful long coats were modeled. Sort of like the Einstein coat only more fashionable. There is a new designer with a terrific new line of felted coats and we got the patterns, I can’t wait to make mine. Oh they are soooo cute. I think this season is about color and fun fibers reminiscent of the fun fur craze but way better. These new fibers have a multitude of different textures and fibers, like, ribbon, boucle, mohair, sparkly… all in one ball. We got some from 2 different vendors. One company calls this the Magic Ball, one calls theirs the Wild stuff ; ) Does that tell it all or what???
We added many new company’s, Got some Lorna’s Laces Superwash, beautiful!!!! Some waste silk, lots of fabulous fun Mohair from a new company (Be Sweet) with some great patterns, great new jewelry and stitch markers, some new bags, I can’t even begin to share everything here. Oh did I mention I had the most fab time. I got to meet, Cathy and Steve Elkins from the Ready Set Knit podcast, they sat right next to me at the luncheon where the Yarn Harlot spoke. Too fun. I met Sharon from She Knits Podcast, I saw Marlee, from the Yarn Thing podcast. I met Sandi Wisehart from knitting Daily and she gave me a hug! I had Lily Chin in my Cat Borhdi sock class. OMG, it was all so overwhelming! Oh and the buttons we found are to dye for! Fabulous big buttons perfect for purse closures. We got the NONI bag hardware kits, that come with the coordinating zippers, closures, clasps and feet for the bottom. Oh the list goes on and on. I can’t wait to start some new projects! We found fun things for our sock club members. SHHHH it's a secret ; )
OK now that I have been back, I have finished several projects that have been in the works.First off the Lotus Blossom Tank from you know where. I had more trouble than I care to reminisce about. I finished 2 pairs of socks and am just binding off for a cardigan. I have already cast on for 3 new projects ; )
I am preparing for our local stitch and pitch which is on July 1.
The stores 1 year anniversary is also coming up, and is going to be lots of fun. We are also going to participate in the first area fiber artists festival. Lots going on and not enough time.


Blogger Yarn Thing said...

you are so funny! You know, my head is still swirling from the whole thing that I still haven't posted anything about it. Actually, I still haven't even told anybody about the WONDERFUL time I had...I mean the WHOLE story ;-)


11:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Your tank is beautiful, and so are the socks! I will have to try that sock pattern yet. Now that you have done it, I am thinking you can help me along?? hehehe

9:43 AM  
Blogger "T" Van Hoecke said...

WOW, Marly, I can't believe you read my blog! I was standing at one of the booths and I recognized your voice, but for the life of me I couldn't remember the name of your podcast or I might have said hello. I did stop and say hello to Sharon from She Knits. It was a wonderful time wasn't it?

8:16 PM  

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