Yes, I know, that is really thick yarn! It is a photo of two irresistable braids of 80% Merino/20% from Wonderland Dye Works that were my first purchase of the day.
After sorting through my stash a couple of weeks ago, I realized that
I still had fingering weight sock yarns from the first Sock Summit! The
good news is that I was still completely in love with those yarns. That
got me to thinking about the first Sock Summit and what I say to people
when they ask me about it.
I always explain it as being like visiting a large art museum. Each
independent dyer has her, or his, color sensibility. Seeing booth after
booth made that clear in a way I couldn’t resist. Sort of like Monet and
Picasso and Degas.
One of the best things about TNNA for me was meeting all the wonderful designers I work with all the time – both in the IDP program as well as on other projects. I tried not to be all fangirly with designers I’ve loved even before I started working here but it was hard not to be starstruck.
First up (once I remembered to start taking pictures) was one of the original IDP designers - David Castillo.
Last weekend, several of us from the office flew out to Ohio to go to the The National NeedleArts Association
(TNNA) Market. If you are not familiar with TNNA, this is an
industry-only event for wholesale vendors to show off their wares. Alison & Angela attended
the one in Long Beach, CA back in January and had a great response, so
for the market in Columbus OH, we sent out more people and had a bigger
In yesterday’s picture, did you happen to notice anything special about Kerin’s outfit? That’s right, she was wearing her Norwegian-inspired sweater! Today, Kerin is happily knitting away in the snowy Norwegian Fjords, bundled up in her beautiful sweater and …
Did you catch the Fair Isle reference in yesterday’s post? In case you don’t understand what Fair Isle has to do with Scotland, here’s a little history for you. Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns …
Did you guess correctly? If you missed our post yesterday, we are having a contest to see if you can guess where Kerin is knitting around the world in celebration of World Wide Knit In Public Week. Yesterday’s post showed …
It seems this week around the office, everyone is talking about socks! (well, maybe it’s just me.)
For one thing, this week we finally got to share our beautiful new colors of sock yarn!
As my first blog post, I am excited to be the one
to announce our upcoming sale! Instead of fretting with the hassles of
Black Friday, join us on Monday, November 29th for some smoking Cyber
Monday deals! I’ve been told that I can’t disclose what our sale will
entail, but I can tell you that it is going to be amazing.
This year will be our first Cyber Monday that we
have ever done so expect us to come out with something big! The sale
starts at 12:01 am so be sure to shop early so that you don’t miss out
on any of the deals. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay warm!!
I’m very excited because Alison and I are escaping from Vancouver’s cloudy grey skies for a couple of days to hit the TNNA trade show in Long Beach, CA this weekend. I’ve never been to TNNA, so I’m looking forward …
We understand that holiday shopping can be quite the burden this time
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