Jill Wright and I always travel to the show together because she's the best travel buddy I know! We arrived Friday, late afternoon, and after a ridiculously long wait for baggage, we hustled over to our hotel, dressed in our fancy clothes and masks (Jill rocked it, by the way), and bustled on to the Yarn Thing's Masquerade Designer Dinner, a fabulous event hosted by the infamous Marly Bird.
|Jill showing off her stunning, handmade crochet mask.|
|Speaker Marly Bird|
Sarah Wilson (yes, the famous Sexy Knitter!), Laura Lough, Corrina Ferguson, and Lee Meredith. I think we spent half the day chatting and goofing off.
The remainder of the day involved meetings with various companies, discussing designs and projects for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 season. Needless to say, my planner is jam-packed with work and I am officially desperate for school to re-start so the kids can be out of the way. Wink.
Saturday evening, I grabbed a cab with the amazing Sandi Rosner, Marly Bird, and Jill to head out for the Craftsy shin-dig over at Mouton. They treated us to cocktails and fancy snacks. Next, it was across the street to a cute little cafe (and I can't think of the name!) for dinner, joined by THE Shannon Okey, as well as Jill, Marly, Laura Lough, and Mikey & Daniel. That crowd SERIOUSLY had me laughing so hard that my throat was raw the next morning.
Sunday = MORE meetings, more work for the calendar, more walking the floor, more petting the amazing yarns for the year. Seriously, my friends, you are going to love the yarnie goodness coming out. Some of my favorite highlights were: Kollage Yarns' American-made square needles, the new Sock Report Magazine (what a stunning collection!), Sweet Georgia's Superwash DK and Cashsilk Lace, Shibui's Cima, Debbie Bliss' Paloma, Juniper Moon Farm Sabine, and ... gosh... there's just too much deliciousness to list!
Jill and I decided we were beat, so we ordered pizza in and spent the night with her teaching me how to crochet. It was lovely, but don't look for any crochet designs from me any time in the near future. Haha!
On Monday, I finished up with a few more appts, gratefully accepted swatching yarn from the amazing companies that I will be collaborating with this year, and then joined Marly, Marly's Mom (whom I affectionately call MM), and Jill for lunch. For dessert, I FINALLY got to enjoy some Jeni's Ice Cream (salted caramel in a cone) - DUDE!!! Where has it been all my life!? I was depressed not to be able to take some home to the hubs.
Then a cab, then a plane, and then home. Whew.
DRAWING IS CLOSED! Thanks!
So. You read all of that, I am sure. And now you want your prize. Right? The giveaway is for a TNNA Swag-Bag of your own containing goodies such as HiKoo yarn, Patons yarn, an audio book from Random House Publishing, Knitter's Pride circular needles, Susy Bates, Circular Needles, a Namaste Skinny Mini, Craftsy Stickers. And all packed in to a Namaste re-useable grocery-style bag. WOOT!
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