TNNA Recap (Mostly in photos)

Posted on | June 24, 2010 | 6 Comments

I think I waited too long to post about TNNA because my memory of it is getting a little fuzzy…kind of like what happened after my wedding.  The images are there, but somehow the narrative escapes me.  So I’ll rely mostly on my somewhat blurry cell phone photos to tell the tale of my whirlwind weekend at my first TNNA.

The weekend before TNNA, I was in Ithaca to visit friends and to go to Ithaca Festival, the town’s celebration (or at least it seemed that way to us when we were students) of the fact that Ithaca belonged to its residents again after another school year of undergrad and grad student invasion.  While in Ithaca, I visited my favorite LYS, Knitting Etc, and Hickory, its owner and my friend, suggested that I sell my patterns wholesale to yarn shops through Deep South Fibers. It’s something I’ve thought about, but the logistics of printing the patterns, keeping them in storage, contacting yarn shops, etc, just filled me with dread; working with Deep South Fibers seemed to eliminate most of those worries. And in the week before TNNA, I quickly gathered my wits about me and worked with the nice folks at Deep South Fibers to get my patterns and photos in their hands so that I could be introduced (along with Grannycore) at TNNA. So yarn shop owners, if you’re interested in carrying my print patterns in your shop, please contact Deep South Fibers or go to my page on their website for more information.

Here’s my poster in their booth. I found them quite quickly on Saturday when the show opened:


Melissa LaBarre and Kristen TenDyke; fortifying ourselves for a full show day with some breakfast at the hotel:

Kristen Rengren and Mercedes T-Clark at the Malabrigo Booth:


Tanis, manning the Be Sweet booth:


Tea time at Ysolda’s booth (with Anne Hanson and Clara Parkes!):

Another shot of Ysolda’s booth, which was manned by Ysolda and her lovely assistant Sarah, who made the space so welcoming to all who entered:


And Jess, trying on my Sabbatical sample (which lived in Ysolda’s booth along with several other samples from past Twist issues):


Finally, a little mysterious package from Quince yarns, a new company from the brilliant designing minds of Pam Allen and Carrie Bostick Hoge!



6 Responses to “TNNA Recap (Mostly in photos)”

  1. Julie
    June 25th, 2010 @ 12:08 am

    I’m so jealous, Connie! Looks like you had a fabulous time at TNNA… I hope to get there next year. See you in NYC later this year!

  2. Amy
    June 25th, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    It looks like such a fantastic time! I definitely hope to attend next year.

  3. Monique
    June 25th, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    I absolutely love how Jess paired your Sabbatical with a matching dress of the same length! Very cute!

  4. Agnes Wong
    June 26th, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    This is the best styling of your Sabbatical cardigan I’ve seen so far! And the colour is so well matched!

  5. Kathleen
    June 26th, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  6. Bee
    September 3rd, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    Hi Connie,

    Not at all related to your post. I just wanted to say that I have recently discovered twist collective, and of course, your designs. And wow, I keep finding these twist collective designs that I like, looking at the designer and discovering over and over that it’s one of yours. They are beautiful. I wish you luck with your designing career (what is it with science and how hard it is to have an ongoing career in it?) and look forward to knitting some of your designs in the near future!

    Thanks Bee

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