Catching up on a fun weekend!
After the fun of Sample It on Friday, the market of TNNA opened on Saturday morning. This is where yarn companies, dyers, designers, and other vendors show off their wares to LYS owners from all over the country. The fashion show began shortly after the market opened. I missed most of the show, but here are a couple cute Downton Abbey inspired items.
A little ruffled jacket, ruffly on the front, too!
And this cute jumpsuit, called The Lady Sybil, by Sarah Wilson. I ran into Sarah over at the North Market during lunch, and she said that it was knit to show off Anzula Luxury Fibers, but she won’t be writing a pattern for it. Cute!
I met lots of old friends, and made some new connections, too. My homies for the weekend:
Lorajean (Knitted Wit) on the right, and Kira Dulaney of KiraK Designs, in the Knitted Wit booth.
Brooke Sinnnes of Sincere Sheep.
Jessica Owen Day (Cairnish Knits) with her stitch markers in the Knitted Wit Booth.
Other fun places to see:
Stephanie (tinyowlknits) and Alex (DullRoar) in their boudoir inspired booth. They had a magic 8 ball covered in yarn. The answer was “You may rely on it.” I won’t tell you the question!
Ysolda’s cute tea shop booth.
Jeni Hewlett from Fyberspates (distributed by Lantern Moon) taking a picure of this gorgeous circle shawl knit with 2 skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace. I don’t know the name of the design, but I think it’s in a new Scrumptious collection coming out soon.
And my favorite picture of the day. I met Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails, the designer of the sweater I’m knitting. We chatted a bit, and then I asked her if she’d take a picture with me and my work-in-progress by the sample of her Vodka Lemonade. She very graciously agreed!
Dinner that night at Happy Greek with my homies, including Chrissy Gardiner, who really is my homie! (She lives in my neighborhood.) Her new book, Indie Socks, is a gorgeous collection of socks knit with yarns from indie dyers. Knitted Wit’s Ladies that Lunch colorway is included in this collection, and the pattern really makes the most of this contrasty variegated yarn.
Tonight’s Jeni’s flavors were Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Dark Chocolate, for those of you keeping track. I also tasted whiskey pecan, which was delightful!
More tomorrow…(more blogging, more ice cream…)