Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Knitting Stars

Have you ever met a celebrity, or even watched an interview with a star that you've been admiring for years, only to be entirely disappointed? You discover that maybe they're entirely full of themselves? Or they refuse to give you the time of day? Or you realize that they forgot their manners at the back door?

This past weekend my darling mother and I trekked down to TNNA, (The bi-annual trade show that we attend to pick up fabulous ideas, and products to bring back to YOU!) in Columbis, Ohio. The show floor was crawling with yarn shop owners from across the continent, suppliers, manufacturers and of course- knitting stars.

What I'm happy to report in regards to the stars that were there is that each and every one that we spoke to was an absolute delight. What a treat it was to talk to them all!

Two that stand out however? Read on dear knitter, read on.

First up- Cirilia Rose, creative director at Skacel, and designer of the ever popular patter 'Aidez' (a shop fave).

Not only does this girl know a thing or two about knitting, she was the first to speak to me... and the topic?!?!?!?

NAIL POLISH. This girl could have been smacking gum in my ear and picking her nose while talking to me and I still would have loved her (this of course was not the case- she was clearly raised to be polite to strangers). Anyone who opens a conversation about nail polish with me- it's love all over.

It doesn't hurt that her knitting and designing skills are top notch.

Next fave knitting celeb? The ever-so-gentlemanly Martin Storey. He signed a copy of his latest book for me and he was nothing but lovely. Really, really lovely. We all talked London, knitting and pattern writing- if only he had brought up nail polish, it would have been the definition of a perfect conversation.

This time, I'll cut the guy some slack.

Myself, Martin and Mom

So the trip was a success. Lots of yarn was bought for all of our favorite customers, and lots of catching up with old and new friends took place.

And after a busy weekend away, full of fun and fibre, we came home to this.

Ain't life grand?


Pumpkin said...

I'm very thoroughly envious that you got to go to TNNA! Although you are making it much better by sharing your adventures. Aren't knitting celebrities just the best kind? I sure think so! Did you happen to bring back any yarny goodies?

Monika said...

Sounds wonderful!

ms.tee.kay said...

so nice! sounds like a picture perfect trip :) Can't wait to see the fall haul!

Unknown said...

I think i would be scared to meet so many celebrities, I know they are just real people, but wow they are so famous to us knitters!

Michele said...

Hey, i was just north of you this weekend in Sandusky ohio at a get together. good thing I didn't know about TNNA, I would have been so distracted while driving, my car might have drifted south :-)

It is so nice when the people you admire are really worth admiring!

I'm having a hard time typing, my brain keeps saying 'new yarn'