Wednesday, June 16, 2010

the weekend

You know what last weekend was? TNNA, where like past years, my mother and sister and I had an awesome girls weekend. I saw some amazing yarn, and MANY sweaters I would love to knit.
Check out this display at blue sky alpacas. Can you stand it? All those beautiful hand knits! I wanted to move right in. Posters and all. (Would love to make that sweater in the top right.)
Spud & Chloe. I know. Cute, cute, cute. (How about that baby and pattern in the poster!)
Classic Elite. One of my all time favorite booths to check out. SO many great patterns for the fall. I am in love with that sweater up there. That one over there. The one with the purple shirt under it. I know! I would love to make it.
Amy Butler. Did you know she has a line of organic yarn? Yep. And a pattern book to boot. Chalked full of beautiful things. (I wanted to move right in here, too.)
Veronik Avery. Veronik has another new book out. Filled with fabulous projects from small to large.
And guess what? She gave me a signed copy to give to one of my readers. If you are interested, leave me a comment by Saturday the 19th at 12 p.m. EST. I'll draw a name.
Oh, happy knitting.

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Janelle said...

Veronik Avery!!?! I love those green socks on the cover. Want to know more.

lindy said...

Looks like a terrific weekend! Would love to win the book

PghCathy said...

I wouldn't mind knitting 24/7. What a great way to spend the weekend...TNNA! Talk about inspiration.

Nancy said...

Me too I am interested. 24/7 I only wish I could knit that much. Silly chores and things get in the way.

Vickie said...

I am totally interested in the 24/7 book. TNNA looks like so much fun.

Marilyn said...

Oh my goodness. I am envious. Winning the book would make me feel a little better.

Seanna Lea said...

Please include me!

I heard about this and wondered if it was open to knitters in general or if you had to be a member of the industry. If it is the former, then I really should find a way of going next year!

Proud Mama said...

I am envious of your trip! I love the yarns you featured. I am trying to decide whether or not to knit a Spud and Chloe blanket for the birth of a niece in October.

TD wool design said...

knitting 24/7...if only!
looks like a sweet time! thanks L.

jenn said...

sooo gorgeous! i'm getting fired up to knit again after a long absence, and all these pictures make my fingers itch for a new project! super inspiring!

--jenn :)

nicole said...

How luscious everything looks. I'm so glad you had a great time.

And how nice of you and Véronik. Her last book was so great, I'm sure this one is too.

monikita said...

My eyes are green - TNNA! Lucky ducks!

Frogdancer said...

I love the book title! Wouldn't it be fun to knit 24/7? (At least for a little while...)

Lisa312 said...

Yayyyy....I would LOVELOVELOVELOVE a copy of that book.......soooooo many awesome patterns!!!

RRM said...

Your trip sounds amazing would love to go to TNNA some day. Would love win the book.

Kassia said...

Lovely pictures!

Ooo I'd love that book! :)

meg said...

I love the dresser in the first picture. I have been wanting to knit with Spud and Chloe, too. What fun!
Thanks for all the inspiration!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Who wouldn't love a book like that? And what a fun time for you and your fam - here's to creating a house full of hand knits!

mnmmom2k said...

The question is, is it the gorgeous yarn or the sweater that is the best? The book looks wonderful & signed, very nice!

Gayle said...

So happy you enjoyed the TNNA. Nice to see the pictures of all the yarn and models. I hope I am lucky enough to get the book. :)

homeschoolmom said...

it all looks incredible! happy knitting to you too!

Seattlemom said...

Oh my..winning that would be the highpoint of my month. Lovely!!

La Mañosa said...

This must have been so fun! Thanks for sharing the photos. I agree that the sweater from Classic Elite is gorgeous! I'll have to watch for it on Ravelry.

Robin in Colorado said...

I was at the Estes Park Wool Market this weekend -- a little more rustic than your experience.

I love Veronik Avery so would love her new book!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could knit 24/7!

Monique Wilson

Rosebelleknits said...

Oh! Great contest. I'd LOVE her book! I hope to win!!

Rosebelleknits
http://www.ravelry.com/people/rosebelleknits
ravelry@hotmail.com

Emmy said...

Oh wow! Pick me 8D.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I would have loved to see those beautiful booths in person too! lucky you!
But being picked up that yummy yarn would make me smile!

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I heart Veronik Avery!!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Wow, I don't know what I'd do with myself at this sort of knitting event. You should see how much time I spend examining every little thing in the smallest of knitting shops.

Daniela said...

What a beautiful day you must have had! After all these inspirations it's just the time to knit all those beauties which is lacking, I presume ;-)
Thank you for the give-away
Have a nice day
Daniela from France

Bonnie said...

I think I might have to drive to Columbus next year!! Amazing! I would love to win! :)

Ana Salomé said...

Oh.. what a dream!! What a great time you had...I love when the Knitting & Stitching show (a similar event) comes in to Dublin - I always go with a group of friends and we have so much fun!!

Leslie said...

Love it all. Glad you had a great time.

Jessica said...

Goodness-I wish I could head there! All that fiber love!

Sue said...

What a great book! I've just learned to knit (after years of crocheting) and am hooked! (pardon the pun!) Thanks for the giveaway! ~sue~

Priscilla said...

What a fun girls' weekend. Looks like fiber heaven! Thanks for a chance to win.

Bobbe in AK said...

Gorgeous yarns and displays! I just saw this book online today.

VeganCraftastic said...

I love those displays! Thanks for having this giveaway :)

-crafytofu at yahoo

Anonymous said...

oh my. oh my. how fantastic!

jennith said...

Ah, one day I'll attend a "yarncon". One day...

Martha said...

Look at all that! I love the Classic Elite scarf--sooo pretty. And I think I need the Amy Butler pattern book too. :)

Imogen said...

I'm certainly interested. :)

rebecca S. said...

what a fabulous blog post! it makes me want to knit forever.

carol said...

Would love to go TNNA sometime. Looks like so much fun and the Blue sky Alpaca Booth is gorgeous.

Debbie said...

I was just looking at this book on-line and wondered what some of the patterns were. I would love to win this!

Robin said...

Your trip looks like it was filled with inspiration.

I would be thrilled to win the book but am mostly posting to say how much I love this blog.

Rachel said...

TNNA looked great, glad you had a nice time!

Krystin said...

Oh! Everything looked so pretty. Glad you had such a good time.

Rachel said...

Oh what a fun weekend, all the yarny goodness.

Domestic Diva said...

I AM interested!!

Thanks,
apriljnelson{at}hotmail{dot}com

a view from a brown dog said...

oh my gosh all that yummy yummy yarn I am drooling over here! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. I hope to one year be able to make it TNNA. Oh and happy knitting to you too.

Wendi said...

Wish I could have joined you. Sounds like a weekend in heaven!

Erin said...

400 comments! I need it!

Brig said...

Great photos - I love your blog! Looks like you had fun :)

Linda said...

How do you get into the TNNA show? That would be like a knitters dream come true, really. I am just drooling over the Classic Elite and Blue Sky booths. It must be so much fun. Okay....I'll admit it....I'm jealous.

katie said...

Thanks for the peek at all that great yarn. Want to go there someday soon.

Jenn said...

Lucky you, to get to go!!
I would love a chance at a signed V.A. book!

Romi said...

Oooh. Would love *that* one! What brought you to TNNA? I didn't realize you went every year!

btw, I had to go out and buy the popsicle maker to make your recipe. I am such a sheep. Baaaaaaa!

lisa b said...

If we could all be so lucky to knit 24/7!

Lanora said...

I'd want one of EVERYTHING!

thespunmonkey said...

yum yum yum! i think i actually love the awesome green chest of drawers more than anything else in the photos, ha ha! but, that sweater over the purple shirt is pretty fabulous, too.

sweet giveaway! thanks for sharing. :)

Mary D said...

Thanks for the lovely, inspiring pictures!

Emma said...

I loved looking at your TNNA pictures (I went and looked at the old ones too - so much loveliness!). I'm feeling very inspired to do more knitting just looking at your photos!

diana said...

Wow! What an awesome ladies weekend. Thank you for sharing.

Nina said...

Thanks for the sneak preview! Lots of lovely things to knit.

Judi A. said...

New book - new ideas - always welcome.

Dajda said...

Oh my goodness, a signed copy of a book by Veronik Avery! I would love one. Wish we had events such as TNNA round here...

Elizabeth said...

Wow. So will you make some of those sweaters?
I'd love to win the book.

hannah said...

Veronik Avery is one of my favorite designers. How I would love to take a peak inside that book!

Thanks very much for doing this giveaway!

Sandy Huber said...

Thanks for the fun post. It was a much needed encouragement to keep on knitting.....and dreaming of what to knit next :o)
The book looks interesting too
~Sandy

Susan G. said...

Oh, wow, what a terrific book -- do you have ANY idea how lucky you are to have a mom and sisters who love to knit!!!

radioactive girl said...

Oh what fun!

Heather said...

Wow, that is so neat that they set up the booths in such an artistic way. How did I not know that Amy Butler had yarns, and a pattern book? That is amazing. Glad that you had a nice time, and thanks for sharing the pictures

Geri said...

I'd LOVE that Véronik Avery book. Please pick me!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Looks divine...got to be in it to win it ;-)

dana.meadows@ahss.org said...

i am smitten with that book and would love to have it!

Britta said...

Fabulous! I want all of that - I totally have room in my closet. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love that book -- it's on my amazon wishlist already....wishing wishing wishing...Kristin [rkristin(at)localnet(dot)com]

From All Stitched Up said...

You are so popular ! 480 comments.

apryl deeter photography said...

oh my gosh, i am soooo in! i would love it. so jealous of you getting to check out all the yarn & patterns. yummmmmm.....

jayayceeblog said...

Oh, I am soooo interested. Great photos ... looks like a mind-blowingly yarny time!

Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun. And the book? I'd love to be the lucky girl who wins those beautiful patterns! ~ jill fid

Susan said...
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Susan said...

That book is awesome! I would love to have it!

RWL said...

ooo! ooo! pick me! :) what a fun weekend.

RW said...

I am intrigued but it all.
Amy Butler has knitting patterns. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Great pics and info. Thanks for the chance "contest".

Anonymous said...

WOW! I envy you. love Veronik Avery patterns, I wish I can knit 24/7 too.
Aparna Mulgund
aparnamulgund@sbcglonal.net

Hilary said...

Oh, how cool! Those booths are all so beautiful! One of these days I will get there...

Michelle said...

Count me in please!

Charity said...

Sounds like a blast! I love this book, I borrowed it from the library and knit up the little clutch, so sweet. :o) I'd love a copy of my own, thanks so much for the giveaway!

island jen said...

wow...it looks like yarn heaven!! i wish i could have been there!

Jen G. said...

This book is on my wish-list!

Karen said...

All the booths are lovely - Spud and Chloe being my favorite. Knitting 24/7 is one of the books I have been coveting so count me in. Thank you!

monique said...

I LOOOOVE that blue sky alpaca sweater. Perfect for a Canadian winter! Lucky you for getting to go to TNNA. Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

Nancy said...

What a great inspiration! Oh, the things one can do with a pair of needles.. who would of thought...obviously lots of people!

hook & needle said...

So jealous, would love to go to TNNA, and would love a sister and mom who'd love to go too (mine are anti-yarn). Neat displays, too!

trishh said...

omgosh i TOTALY forgot that was this last weekend!! (im in Columbus and i missed this last year as well! :( )

That looks like a mighty spiffy book!

Peacefulknitter said...

That book is full of lovely patterns!
Glad you had a nice time.

Knitterella said...

OH MAN! I wish I would have realized you were there. I was there too! Just on Saturday. Would have LOVED to have meet you.

Will you be going to Stitches in August? I'll be at that.

Joanne Snyder said...

I would enjoy your blog since I like many of the same knitting patterns you do.

Me said...

OH my I am jealous you got to take in all that beautiful new yarn!! I would love to win that book!

Elise
eoconnor1@everestkc.net

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Jennifer June said...

Wow... you take a trip, and we get the souvenir? Looks like a beautiful book.

larajm on ravelry said...

What a lovely idea - perhaps I'll take my mother next year! Though going might be like taking someone with a gambling addiction to Vegas...

Jen said...

I would absolutely be interested! I love the Spud and Chloe booth.

Breanne Martin said...

wow, how fun! would love to go one year. thanks for posting!

Jessie said...

Those socks on the cover are to die for, I hope that pattern is included!

Yuliana said...

Oh...jealous! I really want to go to TNNA. Maybe someday.

ANd I would love to get a chance to win the book!

Andi said...

Veronica Avery is amazing! Thank you for sharing the wonderful displays from all our favorite yarns. I would have no problem moving in to any of those rooms. :) Crossing fingers for the wonderful book, thank you!

Celestial said...

It sounds like you had an absolutely lovely time. Those booths are great. I'm sure you would have had quite the bit of company if you moved it!

Jacquie said...

me, please

peaknits said...

Oh lucky duck! I would love, love, that book:)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing this! Love our blog!

Samantha said...

Love reading your blog - keep up the good work

Renna said...

I've never attended an event like that, living off in Podunk, USA, as I do. It looks like a knitter's dream.

The book, yes, I'd love that book! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy of that book! Carolyn

Allison said...

I've been curious about this book and would love to win a copy!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, the book looks GREAT. I would love to win it!
Elaine

eight feet said...

Whew, what fun you must have had! Thanks for a look at some favorites. I wouldn't mind adding 24/7 to my bookshelf; the socks on the cover have piqued my interest.

Nicole said...

oh how I envy you :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing pictures from your trip and for this generous giveaway!

the treat girl said...

I HAVE to get my hands on that cute snuggly thing in yellow for a baby!!!!! REALLY!!!! Thanks as always for being so inspiring!

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of TNNA! Did you go with your mom and sisters again?

Cathy Michael: cat153@gmail.com said...

Thanks for those great photos! Of all the pictures you could have posted, you chose my favorite yarns and designer!

Firefly said...

Such temptation!

Daisy said...

I'm green with envy. Thanks for the lovely pix.

Nantucket Dreams said...

well, it missed the 12pm cutoff but thought id give it a whirl nonetheless!!! i need all the good luck i can get (does winning $1 from a lotto ticket my boss got me for my birthday count?) :)

sherri said...

Oh my. Could she be any more talented and so fun? I would have adored seeing her booth and all the others you so graciously shared. Makes my knitting juices start to go crazy. I am salivating.

Martha said...

Oh, dear, I'd love that book. . . me, me, me!
Thanks! :)

Sally said...

Looks like a fun book!

Maryse said...

Wow! Those booths are beautiful! It's interesting to read from all the people who went to TNNA. Seems like you had a great time! Nice contest too ;-)

A Write Life said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. Pick me. My fingers are crossed.

molly said...

Heh. I went last year, to meet an old family friend, TNNA being ten minutes from our home and all. DIDN'T EVEN GO IN, since I didn't have a clue what to do with a skein at the time. Dang it. Need to be bookmarking this one for next year.

Victoria said...

I'm not sure of the time diffence, so I may be too late ....

marcela said...

Oh my goodness! I have this book checked out from out library and LOVED IT! I'll cross my fingers. Thanks for the chance!

homemamaoftwo(at)hotmail (dot) com

marcela said...

Oh my goodness! I have this book checked out from out library and LOVED IT! I'll cross my fingers. Thanks for the chance!

homemamaoftwo(at)hotmail (dot) com

Linda said...

All the stands look lovely!

Janet said...

Great pictures. I wish I'd been there for a closer look.

kim said...

Totally wish I'd won (or entered). It looks like an amazing place. I hope you had a great time. Buttkicking does not even begin to describe it. Hope you are doing well. Hug Trouble for me....xo

cpeezers said...

TNNA looks wonderful. Talk about getting a person inspired!

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