Arcadia Knitting

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

We went to TNNA, I got Koigu and Sharon got food poisoning

Last weekend Sharon & I went to the TNNA trade show in Columbus, Ohio. It was a 2 1/2 mile walk to walk the entire floor. We probably covered 5 miles.

I came home really excited about the new fall lines. Sooo many good yarns and designs out there. Sharon & I have some very hard decisions to make. We did pick up some exciting things:

Sublime - an absolute hit in the UK
Teva Durham's line from Tahki/Stacy Charles
Sock yarn designed by Kaffe Fassett
A great new handpaint yarn from Washington, D. C.

I was going to put in links to sites where you can see these great products but evidently they are all too new.

Yes, after 7 years in business, we have finally taken the plunge and ordered Koigu. It will be here in a year. Also, in the past we shied away from Noro but we came to decision that if you wanted it, we could suck it up. We were told that delivery is very spotty. So let's see what we get.

And on Monday, the last day, Sharon met a bad pancake. A very bad pancake.




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