We are working our way through lists of things to do: Label samples, finish patterns, finalize order forms, do ads for Ravelry & Twist, load the iPad with a pattern catalog, dinner reservations (you’ve got to eat!), lasagna to leave behind, errands and personal maintenance (dentist, pilates, nails), getting the printer fixed, making buttons, sewing buttons, packing lists, ironing shirts, projects to knitters, patterns to the tech editor. That’s kind of what’s at the top of my list.
TNNA is days away. I leave for Columbus early Friday morning, doing TNNA until Monday when I fly from Columbus to Toronto for a few days at the jazz festival. I don’t have a booth so I don’t have to worry about setting up which is great since it will take me 12 hours to get to Columbus–it is actually 9 hours because of the time changes, but it is a long day. Once there it is non-stop. I’ll be reporting on my activities. I’ve got samples that are waiting for me at the hotel, meetings, dinners, and booth responsibilities! Not only is TNNA good for business connections, I get to catch up with friends and acquaintances. For someone who mostly works alone with my trusty assistant, this is major face time!
This is a button I made last night. When you can’t find something or just don’t have time to go out and get one, it is fun to create these and they are sure to match! It is quite relaxing and takes about 45 minutes. I never know exactly what they will look like because I usually don’t plan ahead.