Here we go! I just uploaded the pics from my camera last night.
I left early on Friday. My flight was at 6:15 am from Orange County to Phoenix, and then from Phoenix to Columbus. All flights were ON TIME! yay! I was able to land in Columbus by 3:30pm. One thing that I really took an advantage of on this trip was online check-in for EVERYTHING. I checked into the hotel from my phone at Phoenix airport, so when I arrived, I went straight up to my room. There are kiosks now at the front desk that dispenses your room key, so without having to a single living soul, you can complete the entire trip.
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No photos yet (they’re on my new Sony Nex!) but I just wanted to report that I’m back in California in one piece.
Last day was totally hectic. I had to go to a class at 8, which ended at 9. Had a short break time, knitting with Teresa (of CanarySanctuary), Allyson (of HollaKnits & The Sweatshop of Love), Andrea (of Andrea Knit Design) and Amy (of Knitscene). Then off to meet with a vendor who wanted to have a short interview with me for their website.
And then the vendor gave me a lot of yarn samples for yarn support which was great, but I only had a small bag.. and so I had to frantically find a box to mail a package from the hotel! And then it was time to leave already. I had missed the lunch gathering with designers.
Next time, definitely going to stay until Monday!
i woke up at 4 this morning and headed to the airport! my DH was able to give me a ride before his yoga class so I was glad i spent that extra bucks to be able to fly from Orange County.
4 may sound super early for most people but not to yours truly. This actually meant that i was able to sleep an extra hour haha. My DH however, was not amused, and neither was Bagel.
Anyhow, im really looking forward to the rest of the weekend, as this is my first time in Ohio!!!
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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