It’s June, which means (at least for this year, since, as it stands right now for next year, everything’s changing)…summer TNNA!  It’s in Columbus again, so of course I’m looking forward to some ice cream from Jeni’s.   (Let alone, of course, seeing all my designer & yarnie friends who I only get to see at TNNA and conferences!)

If you’re a designer going for the first time, check out my Designers’ Guide to TNNA post here.

My list of things to do at TNNA isn’t that extravagant.  I’ve found the less I expect to do, the more that I get out of going, and the less frustrated and stressed I am before, during, and after.

I’ll be at the Cooperative Press booth helping out, of course.

I’ll be touching base with all the yarn companies who will be at TNNA who’ve given yarn support for Hitch and for my next book:  Anzula, Blue Sky Alpacas, Elemental Affects, Knit Picks, MadelineTosh, Shibui, Sincere Sheep, Sweet Georgia, & Zen Yarn Garden.  Elizabeth at Cooperative Press has told me we should have a look book for Hitch.  I’ll have a look book for my next book as well.

Roxane and Neville at Zen Yarn Garden will also get a peek at the twisted stitch cowl, the pattern for which I’m hoping to be releasing quite soon.

british blueAt the last winter TNNA, I met with Erika Knight (who is just amazingly gracious and funny).  Her US distributor, Blue Water Fibers, sent me home with a ball of her British Blue Wool in all but one color (of which they were out).  I’m planning on stopping by & dropping off proposals for some accessory patterns.

There are several designer meet ups:  Marlybird‘s designer dinner, a lunch on Sunday, the official TNNA designer/teacher meeting Sunday night, and probably more I don’t know of yet and may crash, lol.

I had an Airbnb room set up — it looked wonderful — but was too far from the convention center (didn’t find out til after booking) and had to cancel (which means it’s available to anyone who wants a bit more exercise to & from the convention center!).  I’m now sharing a room at the Crowne Plaza, which is connected to the convention center.

Are you going to TNNA?  leave a comment if you are & would like to meet up!

I still have some lovely yarn for sale, please check it out here. See books via the Amazon link.