Things to come....

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The second weekend of January is the harbinger of Spring for every "yarny" in the business. For those in the loop, a shift of the Earth's axis is distinctly perceived--- if only subtly-- as yarn companies, book publishers, magazine editors, designers, authors and assorted knitterati converge on Southern California for TNNA.

Last weekend I jetted off to Long Beach to promote Folk Style. My responsibilities included a book signing and a workshop entitled, "How to Be a Creative Knitwear Designer Without Really Trying....". Both were a blast! I had the best time meeting all of you shop owners and designer/authors.

I was also invited to be included in celebrations at the Interweave Press booth on the Saturday. Mingling about were an awe inspiring group of crafty gals. Louisa Harding, Eunny Jang, Kim Werker and Maggie Pace were only a few milling about nibbling on fresh, warm, mustard dipped pretzels and chocolate covered strawberries. No cameras are allowed on the floor of the show --- there are those concerned about "industrial espionage" ;-}--- I share with you (below) the one and only picture I dared to sneak... Subversive? I think not!

Though the countless yarns in every weight, fiber blend and colourway are mind boggling, it is the yet-to-be-published books---knitting and not--- that always send me over the moon. Knowing that it will be months before I can make what I was priviledged to see in person makes me close to crazed!!!!

Here is what I tossed into my shopping bag at Chapters/Indigo (the Canadian version of Amazon) upon my return....

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