On Wednesday, Alex, Jan and I are winging our way to Long Beach to attend the January TNNA Conference. What fun! We'll have three full days of meeting with yarn manufacturers, retailers and the media. Also, we'll have our very own booth there to promote YarnMerchant, our service for yarn retailers.
Manning (or womenning) our booth will be Sue and Marianne, two lovely ladies we've known for years. They're both avid knitters so they really like it when they can see all the wonderful new yarns that will soon be available, and maybe even attend a class or two while they're there. If you're at the conference, please stop by and say hi. (These ladies have a myriad of talents! Everything from gardening to higher mathematics.)
Also at our booth will be Stephanie Quattrini of HanzOn Creativity. We met Stephanie a couple of years ago when Alex and I were on vacation in New Zealand. We walked into a little shop near Queenstown and were blown away by the wonderfully creative kits the owner had invented. We immediately made an appointment to see her, and were delighted that she allowed us to be the first retailer to sell her kits in the United States.
Stephanie is flying in all the way from New Zealand to attend the event, and we're sure she's going to be a big hit with all her wonderful kits. (I made the Whimsical Wrap and it's gorgeous!)
We hope to see you at TNNA. But, if not, I'll be posting our activities, so we hope to see you online!