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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Quest

Mr. UPS dropped by today with two boxes from Rowan. The first was full of Revive. This yarn is hot for spring. Rowan did patterns in Magazine #55 as well as a simple shapes magazine for the yarn. It is a true DK weight so there are many other pattern options as well.

Purelife revive is our wonderful tweed effect, fully recycled summer yarn. It has a beautiful rusticity.
Recycled Cotton: 36%, Recycled Silk: 36%, Recycled Viscose: 28% 
There were also some new magazines.

The Fine Art Accessories collection is a beautiful collection of women’s accessory designs from textured scarfs and wraps to shrugs and gloves. Using the stunning yarn fine art, the collection offers small projects in knit and crochet to add a statement layer to any outfit.

A beautiful collection of 10 designs for children aged ranging from 0-3 months to 5 years, showcasing the luxurious yarn baby silk merino dk. The designs range from bright and easy to wear casual knits to cosy hats and scarfs, and there's even a cute little purse for your precious little ones.
The Last Hurrah is the final collection for Rowan's Studio publications and so, by way of celebration, we asked some old friends to design a garment for the festive season.  Using Kidsilk Haze, Anchor Artiste Metallic, Kidsilk Haze Eclipse, Angora Haze and Kidsilk Haze Glamour the designers have ensured the final collection is a fitting last hurrah and covers all knitting skill levels from beginner to the more experienced.
There is a trade organization for the yarn and needlepoint industry called The National Needle Arts Association. I have talked about TNNA and the two trade shows that I attend every year. I've been going for over 20 years and it's been a lot of fun. I know most of the board members of TNNA and have given suggestions over the years on getting new members and more participation.

There is a sub group of TNNA called Yarn Group. This is yarn distributors, manufactures, yarn shop owners, designers and sales reps. Because of being vocal I was invited to a strategic planning session in Vegas last October. Because of being vocal I am now the Vice-Chair of Yarn Group. It was time to put my money where my mouth was. Beth and I came up with an idea for the upcoming TNNA show in Indianapolis called The Quest.
The Quest is a fun search for treasure and knowledge that you will be able to complete as you visit the events, displays and vendors at TNNA.   A cool scavenger hunt type experience with the chance to win great prizes!
If you've been to Camp then you will know that we like scavenger hunts. The response from exhibitors has been great. Now I can't wait for May because it is going to be lots of fun.

The bad thing about The Quest - it has really cut into my knitting time. There are many emails and phone calls and conference calls. Hopefully the bulk of the work is done next week and I get back to my needles.

1 comment:

Candice said...

Sounds like fun.