Shall we go through the raft of photos (50!) I took in the New Products display to see what was new at TNNA? It was so nice to to see a robust showing of items that were being shown off by their vendors. I do tend to skip the needlepoint, and some of the auxiliary things, but I looked at 90 percent of what was new.
OMG Was New Products Larger?
Looking at the photos in alphabetical order. I have some multiples which I’ll save. Amazingly, I went to very few of these booths. Sometimes it is because the booth is always busy, or it might not be as appealing, or it might not have something I was looking for. Those with an * will be discussed in another post. There was new yarn, and a few new products.
Clockwise (above): The Alpaca Yarn Co. I just liked the stitching.
Artfil Creations: This was such a clever box!
Ashka Llima: I have no idea what this was. I was interested in the literature, but apparently I didn’t get drawn into their booth. Was New
Bellatrista*: Vegan yarn! I talked at length with them in the Winter and went back because they are local to me and I am really interested in trying out their yarn. We’ll talk here in Seattle.
What Was New Isn’t Always New-New
Clockwise (above): Blue Sky Fibers [top two photos]. I completely forgot to look at their yarn. I was talking to them about my professional development classes!
Crave Yarn*: Amor was in the booth, and I started to talk to them, but they were busy and I never connected again at the show.
Creative in Clay: I always admire these mugs, but they never feel quite right in my hand. I actually need mugs too.
Clockwise (above): DanDoh*. I admire her yarn and her designs.
Dragonfly Fibers: If a yarn company seems to have design covered, and they don’t flip my switch for some reason, I don’t go into their booth.
Feederman Farms: Okay, adorable display. I apparently never looked at their booth. Was New
Fiber Co*: I have always liked their yarn and I spoke to them about one of my projects.
Clockwise (above): Frabjous Fibers. I like their yarn, but I’m never comfortable in their booth.
Freia Fibers*: Tina said this was last minute, but I still give it points!
Gerty*: This is the newest addition to the Anzula Luxury Fibers collection. Was New
Hannah’s Ideas in Wood: I had a cocktail with a group of which Hannah was a part. She is adorable, her things are cute, but I was afraid I’d buy something. Was New
Clockwise (above): Heidi & Lana: Another one where they seemed to have design handled. Was New
Knitted Wit: I wish I’d gone into this booth!.
Knitter’s Pride: A nice way to improve the look of your fiber tools.
Knitter’s Bag: I did not record who had this bag. It was pretty amusing though. Was New
Clockwise (above): Knitting Comfortably. I have written reviews of this book. Everyone should own it. Was New
Knitting Zone: Hiya Hiya and assorted other knitting and fiber supplies. No pressing needs this time.
Laurie Lane Bag: She has designed a really great knitting bag. I liked that everything was held in place, but there was room at the top for your phone and reading glasses. I would have bought one if I had even the remotest need for a knitting bag. Was New
LGF Suris*: I have some unbelievable yarn in my possession. Margaret Long is an amazing creature. Was New
Clockwise (above): LickenFlames: They were always busy! So different from the Winter show where we chatted at length.
Lilura Alpaca from Mountain Meadow Wool: I love these colors. The yarn is lovely too! Karen and I always discuss possible projects. We even put dates (2018 and 2019) on them.
Loom Yarn*: I was on the lookout for interesting yarn, and interesting plant fiber yarn. Was New
Lorna’s Laces: Branching out into spinning fiber? I’m not a spinner so I didn’t really pay attention. Was New
The Excitement Was New-ish
Clockwise (above): Mondofil*. I am intrigued by their yarn, and Connor and I have a lot of fun talking about design.
Manos Fino: They always have great colors and displays.
Mrs Crosby: Another single ply. Another booth I never got to. Was New
Mountain Colors: I was interested in the put-up.
Clockwise (above): Purl & Loop. I love these, although I have no use for them. I got a sample in a goody bag, but I have another idea for it.
Perfection Ragg Yarn from Kraemer: Adorable doll.
Round Mountain Fibers: I went by several times, but they were always busy selling yarn.
Paulie from Shalimar Yarn*: I meant to get a skein to try out but they were busy. Was New
Clockwise (above): Stitch Sprouts. Design is totally handled there. I did love the pompoms.
Stuff You Love*: I snagged a felted bag I had admired in January; they didn’t have extras then, so I went by and asked early on.
Tika Bags: Excellent project bags. Again, I would get these if I needed a bag.
Sweet Georgia: I went by several times, but they were busy and I got distracted and never got to talk to them. I want some yarn from them though.