Monday, June 01, 2015

hello, literally, from ohio

and, bye bye Columbus.*
Door to the sweet airbnb house I stayed at  in Columbus for TNNA this past weekend.  TNNA is the annual summer trade show for the yarn & knitting industry, this year in Ohio. Rest assured that the knitting world is alive and well...and wow there's some nice yarn coming to a LYS near you.
For example the gorgeous new Swans Island All American sportweight yarn.  Maybe I am biased, I photographed the  new pattern grouping that debuted for the yarn - I (jokingly) call it  MY LINE.  I love seeing images almost life size in the booth, from a freezing cold shoot up in Maine last January. Really excellent patterns and colors- so new they are not even on Ravelry yet. I'll add links as they appear because you will love them.

The wonderful Clara Parkes caught me looking happy with them.
Goofy smile but authentic.

More loveliness from Feederbrook Farm, in northern Maryland. They do gradients. striping skeins that look handspun--and have a yarn & fiber  CSA. Nice folks. Can you tell she is a former science teacher?  They offer some cool classes, too. So many good people in this industry.

It was fun to see friends & clients and of course to be immersed in materials I love to work with-but it wasn't a vacation. We did a small photo shoot, many meetings, some work with co-authors on a book that is moving along at a trot. And there's the long established irony of working at a knitting event that leaves you precious little time to actually knit! I brought along what I think of as my slo-mo Cladonia shawl. One of these days I'll finish it.
I kind of like how it fit into our airbnb's living room seating though. 

* out of nowhere this movie popped into my brain. I bet it would be a hoot to watch.


margene said...

Love your smile and the wonderful photos you shot for the patterns! The yarns look fabulous, too. You and Kirsten took Columbus by storm!

Mary Lou said...

Oh, now I remember - I was going to get some of that gradient as cash and carrry. DARN!

Kirsten said...

I love that yarn from Feederbrook Farm. I can't wait to cast on with the skeins I picked up. Your photo will be a wonderful reference, since my skeins don't have the color names listed. Hope you are home by now. xo

kt said...

lurvely variegated stuff!

And a sweet smile on you, justly proud of your swell photos.