TNNA is fast approaching, and I am SO NOT READY!
For those of you who don’t know what TNNA is, it is the trade association for needlearts. So, most of your local yarn stores and needlepoint shops are probably members. TNNA is very filled with yarn and the intoxicating scent of wool and knit-celebrities, among other well known people in the industry.
Some designers are also members. You can’t attend unless you’re a member or an employee of a member. TNNA offers classes and an opportunity to shop and network. It is relatively fun, exciting (especially the book siginigs) and tiring all at the same time. And in the time of a bad economy, I imagine it will be very apparent at the show this year.
Some of the books from last year’s Winter trade show in Long Beach:
Last year, I took some fantastic classes, including classes taught by Cat Bordhi and Melissa Leapman. I’m taking classes this year too, but I have not done any of my homework. boo.
I still need to pack, plan the budget, and do some other things. Oh, and I have a Knitscene magazine deadline approaching too. I don’t recall whether I already blogged about it, but guess who’s design just got accepted to Knitscene’s Fall 2009 issue? Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
It’s not that I’ve been totally unproductive…I’ve already started drafting the FAQ/Tutorial page for the pattern and was not planning on having it go live until I get more content up, but I figure some is better than none right? So, here’s the link. If you are relatively clever, but still have a question in the meantime, you can try to decipher some of the photos that I’ve already uploaded on my Flickr in the Pfeiffer Falls set.
I also finished the Pfeiffer Falls that I cast on a few weeks ago. However, I should slap myself (imagine Marc Harmon on NCIS slapping his underlings on the back of their heads here), because I have already abused mine (I dropped it and dragged it on the floor a few times). So, it is in need of reblocking. I also need to get some good photographs of the finished garment and Iam thinking about switching up the button that I put on it.
Perhaps y’all can help me make a decision on whether to change the button. Which button is better with the swatch?