A Few Photos from TNNA

Tulip Booth Display

I just got back from spending a couple of days at TNNA (The National Needle Arts convention) in Columbus, OH. This is the bi-annual trade show where yarn stores come to order new products and designers meet with yarn companies and magazines about future gigs. This year, I went on behalf of Tulip needles and hooks to hang out and demonstrate their products. It was a good time, and especially nice to see friends, talk shop and play with new yarns and tools! Here are a few, quickie shots I snapped while I was there. xoxo, Vic

Tulip gifted me Carry T, Carry C & Rose Etimo Hook sets. I’m one lucky gal!

Got to see one of my favorite people in the industry -- the brilliant, Erika Knight.:) #TNNA
One of my all-time favorite designers and over all amazing woman, Erika Knight.Β 

Erika Knight donation
Erika donated some of her new, Erika Knight Collection Maxi Wool yarn (in color: Geranium) for a cowl to be made for Purple Stitch Project. Within an hour of me telling her about the project, she’d wrapped it up and brought it to me at the booth. So sweet.
Speaking of Purple Stitch Project, here’s a lilac (Sheep(ish) test color) version of the Purple Ninja, hanging out to promote the charity.

With IC Editor, Marcy Smith
With Editor-in-Chief of Interweave Crochet, Marcy Smith at the Craftsy party. Love the Tammy Hildebrand tunic she’s wearing!

With designer, Ellen Gormley
With designer, Ellen Gormley at the Craftsy party.

With Drew Emborsky
With my buddy, Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude). Have you checked out his crochet tool empire, lately? So proud of him!

6 Responses to “A Few Photos from TNNA”

  1. Mary Jane

    Oh, I miss y’all SO much and wish I were there! Thanks for the photos Vickie πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear all about TNNA & the new yarns πŸ™‚ Ellen, where’s your crochet that you usually wear? And where’s yours Drew?? πŸ™‚
    It’s a shame I live only 50 miles from Colombus πŸ™ Just not a good time for me.

  2. Regina Gee

    Vickie, I know this post is about TNNA but I am just lovin the pants you are wearing in the picture with Erica Knight. You go girl, so stylish!

  3. Ellen Gormley

    Wow, what a great photo of us! So great to see you again. I’m very impressed by your recent running and awareness raising efforts. Keep up the great work!

    • Vickie Howell

      Thanks, Ellen! Great seeing you, too. Oh, and I’m tracking down that blanket you designed. I’ll keep you posted!

      Regina- Thanks! Got ’em at Target. πŸ™‚

      Mary Jane – Sorry you couldn’t make it. Hope to see you again soon!

  4. Nichole

    Look at all that FUN! I wish you were coming to the TKGA Knit & Crochet show this weekend!