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More Friday at TNNA

I went through the pictures on my camera, and realized that I didn’t quite finish Friday. You can see the Lantern Moon part of it over at the Lantern Moon blog. And here’s the rest of *my* Friday story.

After set-up, there’s a frenzy known as Sample It. Vendors can sell special samples at this one hour event. And it goes fast! There was lots of fun stuff to look at. I didn’t buy any yarn. It was close a couple times, but I kept thinking of all the yarn that was waiting for me at home. And you know I don’t stash…much.

Our friends at Pico Accuardi Dyeworks and Knitted Wit were there with Baby O.

PA sample it

And so was Carrie of Irishgirlieknits! She designed the cowl she’s wearing, and you can see it in the poster in the upper left corner, too. She was in the Kollage booth; they were using her pattern to promote their new Recycled Blue Jeans yarn.

irishgirlieknits

Later on Friday evening, there’s a fashion show. Joel introduced the fashion show, wearing the cutest accessory ever. By the end of the evening, Baby O had his own fan club.

Here are a few of the thing that caught my eye in the fashion show.

birgitta

This is the Birgitta shell, designed by Marly Bird in Lhasa Wilderness by Bijou Basin, a 75/25 Yak/Bamboo blend. Very soft. Bijou Basin Ranch raises yaks to sell premium yak fiber products. I fell in love with their Mahika Beanie kit by Anne Lukito at Sample It, too. And they’re really nice people.

brompton

Look at this dress! This is Brompton, designed by Kim Dolce in Universal Sensational. I love the lines and colors of this piece. Doesn’t it look fun to wear?

manana

I think the cardi on the left is Manana by Kim Barnette in Classic Elite Sprout. I think. Simple, with a nice border.

great adirondack

These pieces are from Great Adirondack Yarn Co. They have much more color than I usually wear, but I love how the color highlights the geometric action on these three pieces.

bali

Lantern Moon’s Bali Weekender bag was in the show, too. I really want one of these; it’s even prettier in real life.

warren

And this was my favorite piece in the show. It’s the Warren 2-Way Jacket designed by Irina Poludnenko in Tahki Ripple. This yarn knits up into a really interesting fabric; it’s kind of crisp and kind of stretchy at the same time. It’s thick/thin, and very textural. It must be new, because I don’t see it on the Tahki website yet. The jacket can be worn this way, long, or flipped upside down and the fabric that gave it length becomes a big shawl collar, and the previous collar becomes a short jacket. I saw it at the Tahki Stacy Charles booth, and even tried it on.

warren1

warren2

I love the little fishtail at the center back.

warren3

warren4

I’m not sure I like it as much short, but it would really depend on what to wear with it.

And that was Friday. More to come…

Friday TNNA report: The fun begins

I went to the TNNA trade show with Lantern Moon, and it was busy, fun, mind-blowing…the list goes on. I went wearing four hats: LM blogger, PDXKnitterati blogger, designer, yarn shop teacher. I was inspired in all of these aspects of my fiber life! We went down to Long Beach on Thursday, and landed during a gorgeous sunset.

The Lantern Moonies (10 of us) all stayed in this house across the street from the beach. It was much more congenial than staying in a hotel. And you really get to know your fellow Moonies when they’re also your fellow roomies!

On Friday I helped set up the LM booth.

I visited my friend Lorajean and her baby O. Pico Accuardi Dyeworks was there, and they were also distributing her yarn line, Knitted Wit.

knittedwit

And at the end of the day, it was time to kick back with some knitting!

There were some knitting lessons for two new knitters…more on that later.