day 4 at tnna

Today started out with a really fun class with Cat Bordhi (designer and author) called Creative Abundant Designs. It was all about a unique way of getting outside of your own head to come up with design ideas for knitting patterns – although I’m sure it could work for any creative process.

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It’s rather hard to explain, but let’s just say that it involves a random number generator, paper cutouts, and letting go of saying “no, that can’t be done.”

Then it was off to the show floor again. Lots of orders were placed today, including ones for several new yarns, such as Rylie from Hikoo, a lovely alpaca, silk and linen blend that looks wonderful in shawls and sweaters.


 And a wonderful new hand-dyed fingering weight yarn called Cashy Wool from Knitted Wit.


Finally, a lovely linen blend yarn, Nina, from Tahki Stacy Charles – specifically to make this easy to wear Eileen Fisher-esque top.

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And, I added new colors of Peppino from The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze and La Jolla from Baah Yarns.

The most exciting purchase of the day on the yarn side though was CustomFit by Amy Herzog, the author of Knit to Flatter. This fabulous program will allow you to purchase custom sweater patterns that will fit your individual measurements. Imagine making a sweater that actually fits you – not some “standard” shape. You will get to choose your neckline, sleeve style, length, cardigan or pullover, yarn, and many more options – and make it as complicated or as simple as you like. While you can sign up on your own on the CustomFit website, there are many ways we as a LYS (Local Yarn Store) can help you – possibly a KAL or class or a measuring party. Who knows? Once we get our staff trained in on the mechanics of the program, we’ll launch it with you. Keep your eyes on our newsletter, Facebook page and Ravelry page for more information.

Julie purchased a lot of things on the needlepoint side, and has posted a number of photos on our Facebook page. Check there to see what’s been exciting her and Sara as they’ve walked the show floor.



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