So pretty! I love the combination of pink and rose gold…
Here is my update for SPAKAL 2013. I haven’t decided what I’m gonna make with it other than I want a sweater.
This is a pound of merino wool I bought from Crown Mountain Fibers. I got it in ecru undyed roving, spun lacewight singles and then made into 3-ply yarn. Then I dyed it with iDye by Jacquard in olive color. This is the end result!
I think I can still say that I’m “back from” TNNA although it was just 30 minutes away from my home in Irvine.
Nevertheless, I’m back from TNNA and I had so much fun, I don’t even know where to begin.
I was only at the show on Saturday and Sunday, and just few hours at a time. The fact that I brought my camera AND my smartphone and still didn’t get any pictures of TNNA just shows how overwhelmed and excited I was the entire time.
I met with Anne (aka CraftyDiversions) outside and she showed me around briefly. I hung out with her and her friends, met Pam (aka PamPowers).. And then started walking around the floor.. Met and spoke with Erika Knight, saw Norah Gaughan, met with local AND domestic/international dyers and yarn manufacturers, retailers.. My brain was about to explode with excitement when I saw gorgeous silk rovings and yarn at Vijay Fibers’ booth. I was super excited about meeting and dining with Bonne Marie Burns from Chic Knits. I made her Basic Pulli before and my version is actually shown on her pattern page!
On Sunday, I finally met Felicia Lo from SweetGeorgia–I took her Craftsy.com class and fell in love with spinning. She didn’t have any rovings at the booth but I did see her new colors…
Another bonus was that spinning wheel companies were there too–Louet, Ashford, and Schacht. And I’m so glad I got to see the wheels in person because I’ve been getting enticed with this idea that I wanted a smaller wheel for traveling so I was considering Louet Victoria and Ashford Joy and Schacht Sidekick. They looked SUPER tiny! Especially Victoria. Now that I have a better idea of what they look like in person, I might wait a bit more and actually try some of the wheels before making the decision. Perhaps I should call up that spinning/weaving shop and see if I could rent these for a month or so. In the meantime, I started a savings account towards a Matchless. =P
Now that I’m back to work and to the normal routine again, I am super inspired. I might need to put out another call for test/sample knitters soon…
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Prabal Gurung Coming to Target 2/10/2013
Just got this in my inbox today! I’m more excited about this than Missoni line and Jason Wu line. Can’t wait!!
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I’m seeing more blog posts this morning about people packing up for the TNNA!
I’m local so I don’t have to really pack for any trips, other than my business cards and maybe my portfolio & samples in a big bag. I AM actually starting my own sample of Lost Garden Tee which was released this month in Interweave Knitscene Spring 2013 issue. The sample I made for the magazine won’t be back in my hands until much later and I kind of want to show it off at the TNNA.
Anyone else going????
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“This is a contemporary femme fatale who relishes her own dark mood,” says Gucci creative director Frida Giannini on the brand’s pre-fall 2013 collection. Click here to see more from the collection on Vogue.com: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-week/pre-fall-2013/gucci/review/