I was on my own for most of the day today at market. I attended an all day class on ‘Content Marketing.’ It was probably the best business class I’ve ever taken at TNNA, but I don’t want to bore you with the details – I can’t imagine that you’re all that interested in it 🙂 However, I wanted to mention briefly that the instructor was Johnny Vasquez of New Stitch a Day, a website devoted to knitting and crochet education. Be on the lookout for our involvement with their 30-Day Sweater Challenge this fall.
The evening was a busy one. First, there was the feeding frenzy of Sample It, the only cash and carry component of this market. Over 60 vendors had kits, canvases, yarns and more for sale so we could take stuff home right away. We picked up some new needle magnets from Elizabeth Turner and Accoutrements. Yarn kits from Anzula, Hikoo, the Fibre Company, and Knitted Wits. Canvases from Sundance Designs, Painted Pony, Alice Peterson, Cheryl Schaeffer and more. What fun!
Later, the Yarn Group’s fashion show commenced. There were fabulous garments from indie designers, yarn companies and magazines. I tried to take photos with my iPhone, but the lighting was bright enough. Luckily, the Yarn Group is great about posting the whole fashion show to their webpage, so look for that in the next week or so.
Tomorrow, the actual market opens. We’ll try to post as many photos as possible to our Facebook page.
See you soon!