Hello! What a crazy couple of weeks it's been. I feel like mid-December through mid-January has been a complete blur. Birthdays, holidays and a cold that wouldn't quit led me right in to TNNA and the Spring knitting season.
I just got back from the annual Spring TNNA trade show for wholesale yarn companies to exhibit and meet yarn shops from across the country. The wholesale companies have booths and the retailers get to shop their hearts out. It's always so fun to see familiar faces and meet tons of new ones. Here's my adventure for Ewe Ewe Yarns sixth TNNA show!
I left San Diego at the break of dawn on Friday. It was a great flight out and Phoenix is a quick hop so I felt like I was there in no time.
Phoenix was warm ans sunny and all set up for TNNA. There were cute posters leading us around the convention center. Friday we worked to set up the booth and get everything ready for show time. Then on Friday night we had Sample It! Which is a great event where retailers can get a pre-show of what's new and even buy samples!
It was our first time trying Sample It and it was a TON of fun! It's a big room full of knitters buying nothing but the newest yarns on the market. Needless to say, things get pretty crazy! At moments it has the energy of a frantic bridal sale but then you see someone you know and it's all hugs. I'm happy I finally tried it!
Then before you know it, it's Saturday morning and that means show time! Everything is set and ready to go. Catalogs, order forms, new scarves, sweaters and smiles!
There's lots of new knitting patterns hiding on these tables. We'll be releasing them all in just the next couple of weeks! So much fun!
Like this beauty! It was a big hit at the trade show and we're excited to say that our new shawl, Rainbows & Unicorns comes out tomorrow! It features all the colors, an entire rainbow of Ewe So Sporty yarn. Woohoo!
Thanks, as always for a great TNNA trade show.