Thursday, July 05, 2012

tnna weekend

On June 22, my mother and I took a road trip to Columbus, Ohio, and met my sister there.  (Thank goodness for my father who couldn't wait to stay at home with the kids!)
Hanging out with each other is always a special weekend.  Like years past, the TNNA show did not disappoint.  Inspiration showed up everywhere!  And there is something so incredible about being surrounded by like minded people.  It just feels awesome.
The Classic Elite Booth is always one of our favorite stops.  I just LOVE the way they display their yarns.  Their new yarn for fall '12, Color by Kristin, is 50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair and 100% delicious!
How about this gorgeous number?  Maybe something I could work on that would work on my concentration!  
However, see that?  Up there?  I am SO ordering the yarn to make that.  Looks like something my brain can handle about now.  A lot of stockinette with a little detail to keep it interesting.  Cute to wear to boot!
The Blue Sky Alpaca booth is another one that always impresses me.  
The creativity pours out from every fiber.  Honestly.  My mouth hangs open as I catch new sights in that booth.  And the way they print their patterns!  Totally vintagey cool.  There are some definite things I want to make.  
My sister took a seat on one of their most awesome displays.  I was dreaming of a few of those sit upons around a table that would be set up to knit around.  Their displays truly are incredible.  
I was so excited to meet the sweet Melynda of French Press Knits. Have you made her famous felted slippers?  Still on my long growing list of "things to knit"! 
It was so much fun to meet Ysolda, too.  
ANOTHER inspiring booth.  It would be dreamy to have that work station.

SO much talent, so much creativity, so much fun!


sapphireblue said...

The colorwork on that sweater is amazing!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Looks like fun. I like those situpons.

From All Stitched Up said...

Looks like lots of fun! You all always have a good time. You highlighted my favorite yarns.

Eileen said...

WOW that show looked amazing. I bet you left with your head swimming in possibilities:)

Lucy Chen said...

Amazing! All these beautiful colours!

thistledowns wool & cotton said...

Thank for sharing! Love that color is everywhere!

Maureen said...

Love the display of CE yarns - one color is more beautiful than the next!You'll have great fun with the sweater - can't wait to see you modeling it! said...

All those colors are so inspiring! And the red, pink, and green display in the Blue Sky Alpaca booth - such an awesomely vintage color combination!

Brandi Schoch said...

Great yarn porn thanks for sharing it.

linnetknits said...

Gorgeous! But, umm - BSA "never fails to disappoint"? I don't think that's what you meant . . . .

house on hill road said...

lots of good eye candy! hope you are enjoying summer, leslie. xo.

Hilary said...

I am SO bummed I didn't meet you at TNNA! My booth was right across from Melynda's and I SAW you over there. Actually, I wasn't sure at first, but later asked her if it was you....then kicked myself for not just going over there! Anyway, TNNA is awesome, right? It was my first year and I'm hoping there will be many, many more. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos!

Elizabeth Soule said...

That looks like such a fun event to go to. Thank you for taking pictures and sharing. Those Blue Sky patterns and that yarn!!! I am going to need to knit fast to make room in my stash.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Ummm... I don't think you mean to say that the Blue Alpaca booth "never fails to disappoint"... did you? Perhaps you meant say that it never fails to impress you or it never disappoints you and got the thoughts jumbled? It's not like you to be cruel so I thought it best to show you the error so you could fix it before someone misunderstands.

Your photos are lovely though and it was a treat to 'wander around' TNNA with you.

Ali said...

That short sleeve knit is calling my name too, but I have googled 'devotion' and drawn a blank. Perhaps it is just too recently released to show up on Ravelry. Will you tell me if you track it down?

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Thank you for sharing - so much fun.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Everything looks so nice and colorful. Seems like you had lots of fun.

Kristin Nicholas said...

Thank you for including my yarn in this post! Glad you had fun at the TNNA Show. I missed it.

Michele Sant'Ana said...

Hi! How are you?
Your blog and posts are wonderful, i really loved it!
Best wishes and see you soon.

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Knitting Needle Sizes said...

I like the sweater!! Knitting is so cool, but something I could not do. I have a feeling that you said that same thing a few years ago though.

But anyway, thank you for posting! Keep it up.

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