See me on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell in the Ewe Ewe Yarns booth with me at TNNA.

Vickie Howell in the Ewe Ewe Yarns booth with me at TNNA.

Ok, it's a little ways away but I am so excited to be a part of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! In October this new TV-quality knitting and crochet show will launch on YouTube and I want you to be there. I will be a guest on the show (I get to fly to Austin this month to film in studio!) and be working on some great projects with Vickie.

I can't share too much just yet but I want you to go over to theknitshow.com and subscribe. That way you'll get updates about when the show will air and details about all the FREE patterns that go along with the program!

TNNA Phoenix 2015: Recap!

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!

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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. 

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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!

Sample it at TNNA

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!

Ewe Ewe Yarns trade show booth

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! 

Yarn trade show booth
yarn trade show booth
children's sweater at trade show

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!

Rainbows & Unicorns scarf

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. 

TNNA San Diego Recap: New Yarn and Amazing Views

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The National Needle Arts trade show was last weekend and I totally wish it was in San Diego every time. San Diego is just too perfect and gorgeous. It was so nice to get up in the morning and watch the sunrise change the colors of the water. 

Inside the trade show is great too, though! What's better than lots of yarn and lots of friends that love yarn? Not much! 

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Here is the Ewe Ewe booth all set up and ready for the show. We have a few new patterns but the big news is our new yarn! I'm so excited to introduce Ewe So Sporty merino yarn. Ewe So Sporty is a sport-weight yarn just as soft and bouncy as Wooly Worsted and comes in 10 perfect colors for spring knitting. It's a lighter weight yarn making it perfect for shawls, light spring cowls and especially knits for baby. 

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Ewe So Sporty will hit yarn shops at the beginning of March. How do I know? We took preorders at the show! Shop owners love the new yarn and placed a bunch of orders.

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Here's Deb from Yarning for You placing our first Ewe So Sporty order! Yay!

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TNNA is always a blast and San Diego was no different. Thanks for a great show! 

Recap: TNNA Long Beach 2013

Trade shows are a a strange and fun time. For a weekend I got to build a pop-up shop of the world of Ewe Ewe and introduce yarn shops from across the country to our yarns and patterns. This was my booth for three days and it was a fun place to be! 

I showed off the yarn...

Lots of Wooly Worsted merino yarn to squish and squeeze. Plus we show off all of our knitting and crochet pattern samples for yarn store owners to choose what works best for their shop. 

You get to make new friends like Sophie from Bluebird Yarns & Fiber Crafts... our newest shop in Sausalito, CA! 

And get interviewed by Fiberstory.tv ...video, coming soon!

It was a great show and we have lots of new patterns and products to share. Plus Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn is coming to a bunch of new shops across the country!