Monday, June 20, 2011

TNNA Report: Columbus 2011

We had a blast at the TNNA trade show in Columbus! We picked up exciting new things: yarns and patterns, buttons, books, spinning fibers and felt. It's going to be a fantastically inspiring fall around here!

Our vote for cutest booth of all time goes to Ysolda, who decked out her space with a tea party, treats and photo booth funtimes. We stopped for a refreshing cup of Earl Grey and got to try on knit samples and peruse copies of her soon-to-be-arriving book Little Red in the City. We think you are going to love this book. She really gets nerdy about knitting and in the most fabulous way.

Photobooth fun! Amber is wearing Ysolda's Chickadee, Jaime is in the Liesl and Ysolda in Melia

We asked you on Facebook which new sock yarn to pick up and folks chose Anzula! Here is the hottness that is Anzula Squishy. We love the super saturated colors of this semisolid hand-dyed merino/cashmere. Can you handle the fabulous throw that was in Anzula's booth? It reminds us of this one from the Purl Bee, which is also made out of Anzula Squishy...yum.

Hooray for 140 years of Imperial Stock Ranch! We have a major crush on this yarn company. At TNNA we raised a glass to celebrate their anniversary and got to indulge ourselves on chocolates. We picked up another yarn from their line, Tracie Sport. It is a fabulous tweedy sport weight yarn, made from 100% Columbia wool from the Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon. Fantastic new patterns are on the way, too, including these knee-high socks!   

Chocolates wrapped in the cutest Columbia sheep packaging...Happy 140th, Imperial Stock!

Ragga! We love this Icelandic knitting superstar! You may remember Ragga from our epic knitting trip to Iceland last fall. Ragga hosts amazing tours of Iceland (you should book one right now) and has recently published Knit Your Own Lopapeysa, a DVD tutorial on traditional Icelandic sweater knitting, which you can purchase at Fancy Tiger if you can't join her in Iceland. Ragga is sweet as pie and brought us presents--an awesome traditional Icelandic shawl book that I've been hankerin' for and some of the weird salty licorice candy Jaime got hooked on while visiting Iceland. Ragga, we love you.

We can't get enough of Knit Collage. Are these yarn wrapped twigs the cutest thing or what? FYI, new colors are coming this fall. Eeeeep.

Madelintosh! New patterns, new colors, new yarns are coming! Can we just say Edison Bulb might be the color you have dreams about...

 We've got lots more surprises in store for fall, so stay tuned for exciting new things!


Angelique said...

Wow, it looked amazing! Can't wait to try out the new Imperial Stock Ranch and Anzula yarns!

Blue said...

I'm jealous! I would love to go to TNNA...make sure to let us know when all the goodies are in the store! I'm super excited by the Imperial Stock Ranch tweed and the new Madelintosh colors!