Last weekend I travelled to Washington, D.C. for the TNNA Summer Show. Though I have knit many samples for this show, this was only my second time attending. It is not an event open to the general public, rather it is for the yarn companies, designers, book publishers, and equipment makers to present what’s new and exciting for the shops to offer in turn to the general public.
The weekend was chock full of meetings and yarn squishing and walking, so much walking. But it’s all still yarn and yarn is good. I did a bunch of knitting on the train down – here’s my Camp Loopy project as we passed through Philadelphia, and my Stolen Moments socks in progress.
I now have weaving on the brain from this weekend. In five different conversations, weaving came up, and I’m really curious about trying it. I have a Zoom Loom but that’s tiny. I’ll be looking into my LYS and local art studio to see about classes for Rigid Heddle Weaving. At this show, buying opportunities are limited to Cash-and-Carry. I really wasn’t planning on doing much purchasing. I have my mental notes for future shopping trips, and we all know I have plenty of yarn… but I still fell down at Knitted Wit. The patterns and colors have totally grabbed me – how could I resist some big fluffy yarn and sparkly yarns? Also apparently I’m powerless against neon now. Who am I?