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Whirlwind really doesn’t begin to describe my last 72 hours.
I think I went to Columbus, Ohio with Gina for The National Needlearts Association convention. I think I was there for Loops, to buy awesome yarn and other cool stuff, but I was also there to meet with some clients of Branders Inc., our branding company. I think I brought my knitting, but aside from the first hour in the airport waiting to leave Tulsa, I barely had a chance to touch it. I think there was lots of very fast walking in 3″ heels and precious little sleep. And I think, when I got off the return flight to Tulsa feeling dizzy and fried, I somehow managed to go play a tennis match. (But I may have dreamed it.)
Here’s what I know.
I know we left for the airport at an absolutely unholy hour. Proof I can sleep with my eyes open:
I know we got to hang out with some really cool people, and got re-acquainted with some old friends (hey, Lobsterpot lady!).
|Amy from Knit Collage|
|Amy in a new beret|
|Gina with Julie from Cocoknits (she’s coming here in a few weeks and you really must meet her, she is so fun and brilliant!|
|Donna from Deep South Fibers, wearing a Habu piece|
I know we got some really fun display ideas.
|Something new coming from Blue Sky|
I know I can’t wait until these things come in, because I want to make them all.
|Truly, the softest yarn I have ever had the pleasure to touch – this will be on my needles very soon!|
|A new yarn from Rowan – fun and fast|
|That’s hot designer Josh Bennet in the background|
|Another project in the uber-soft yarn mentioned above|
|New design in Alchemy Tweedy – will be free with yarn purchase soon|
|Lovely Lobster lace|
I know that the world really, really doesn’t need sheep seat covers. It’s just a hundred ways wrong. (See, Billie Anne? I don’t buy everything at market).
And I know, now that I’m back in Tulsa, that summer has officially, mercilessly arrived.
Which means, all hail the beginning of summer indoor knitting season! And now that I’ve finished blogging, I think I’ll go do a little indoor knitting of my own. ‘Cause frankly, it’s all I’ve got the energy for.
Wait, where did I put my knitting again?