There is so much to see that one pass through the aisles of TNNA is not sufficient. Even though the show isn’t what it was before 2008, there is a lot to take in! I am only going to speak about what interested me. I don’t see everything, and will later wonder why I missed things, but here goes.
Pawley Studios Yarn Bowls. We noted this one because Wendy wanted one. I like them, but don’t feel they fit for me style-wise. I know, crazy. I did like the polka dot ones, and may get one at some point. I went back and purchased one for Wendy on Monday.
Next stop: Frabjous Fibers. I am pretty much a sucker for felt balls. Sephanie and Konstantine now have yarn! I liked it a lot as it had a different saturation and color type. What I think of as kettle dyed–some variation, but really solid colors. We never even looked at the other yummy things they have. The Superwash will be perfect for baby blankets and afghans I have in my pattern collection.
This next one I would have missed. The single booths are so closed in it is easy to overlook them. But during the post show/pre-awards beverage hour we talked to Margaret and Susan. They showed us some of the most luscious cashmere so of course I wanted to know more. They have a great story–‘peaceful alternatives to an opium economy.” From the Mountain.
Kollage. Good source for non-wool yarns, so we stopped here. I’d looked at one of their yarns at the Great Wall of Yarn (GWOY). Found one in Worsted and Sport. I’m waiting for yarn that they’ve shipped to me. Spoke to Sandi Rosner who assured me that Kollage would love me to use their yarn. Love that kind of talk!
Pollika Precious Yarns & Accessories. I needed to stop here to show off the Point Roberts Scarf and Bubble Whirl that I did in Ancient Arts yarn with Pollika’s felt balls. They were thrilled and I was offered yarn for other projects. Yay. Left the samples for the duration of the show. They totally got the felt ball corners! More Yay. Suzanne is always chic–and cold!
Happy Fuzzy Yarn was our next stop. My Webmistress was helping Riin and Robert. The booth looked awesome and we confirmed our dinner on Sunday. Looked at the Merino Tencel which I’d seen at the GWOY. This is on its way to me for a special Indie Dyer project I’ve dreamt up in my spare time. Riin, Penny, and I are all Starship Captains together. Robert is there for heavy lifting and moral support. This photo is worsted.
Skacel finished off the 300 Aisle. We looked at a few things, and I thought about the great collection I’d done in HiKoo DK that just didn’t get marketed sufficiently at the time it came out. It is on Ravelry if you are interested. I keep thinking I should do something around this collection. In my spare time!