Oooh boy. First off, I got sick starting Sunday night/Monday day, and am a bit woozy still while typing this, so apologies re: the tardiness of this post & lack of pics.
TNNA went well — it’s always great to catch up with fellow designers, yarnies, etc who I only get to see once or twice a year.
I dropped off proposals & samples. I also picked out yarn for a couple upcoming projects (thank you Felicia from Sweet Georgia, Jeane from Elemental Affects, and Sabrina from Anzula!). I chatted with folks from different segments of the industry about possible future endeavors.
Marly’s designer dinner was fun as always (I won a prize based on my birthday being the closest, some benefit to getting older, lol). Sponsors included Bijou Basin, Boye, Cascade, Chica, Classic Elite, Craftsy, Eucalan, Fiesta Yarns, Jill Zielinski Designs, Knit Picks, Knitterella, Kollage Yarn, Lion Brand, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, Malabrigo, Namaste, Prism, Red Barn Yarn, Red Heart, Rowan, Schachenmayr, Signature Needles, Stacey Charles, Sweet Georgia, The Crochet Dude, Webs, Yarnbox, & YarnSisters/ Zealana, and probably a few more I’ve forgotten. Because I just had a carry on, and intended to leave with just a carry on, my roommate, a talented crochet designer who hadn’t gotten to go to the dinner, went home with a bunch of stuff too! I’ll try to follow up with a couple pictures of things I brought home.
I ate at Knead (always delicious), North Market (must remember doesn’t open on Sundays til noon, and that not everything is open on Monday), and Barley (?) (the pub across the street from the Convention Center). I missed Jeni’s due to being sick on Monday.
Columbus Pride was going on, and the Pride parade went right be the Convention Center. Everyone seemed so happy — I’m sure there were dissenters, but I only saw crowds happy to participate in the fun. (Can you imagine had the weekend been scheduled after the DOMA/ Prop 8 decisions?!)