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!
One of my all-time favorite designers and over all amazing woman, Erika Knight.
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.
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!