Thursday, June 09, 2011

Packing my bags

Every year, professionals in the yarn and needlecraft industry get together for a trade show called TNNA. It's being held in Columbus this year, and I'm packing my bags today. The first time I went to TNNA was the time I met my sweet VeVe, and I have been lucky to have made many more dear friends there since then. I am so looking forward to seeing them and also to getting a taste of what's coming this fall from our favorite yarn companies and designers.

Regular readers may recall that last year I was greeted on arrival by the Koigu folks, and promptly presented with an inflatable man. It makes one wonder what this year will bring...

I will try to post updates as the weekend goes by, although I'll probably have more luck posting to Facebook in little bursts than an entire blog post (although I'll make up for it with some nice chatty posts when I get back).

In the meantime, I'm going to throw out there a question for you: other than book reviews and previews of coming books & yarns (and stories about Little Miss), what would YOU like me to blog about? I find that because I'm working on a new book, my knitting will all tend to be stuff that I can't really blog about. One idea I had was to blog about the general process of writing a book as I go along; would you be interested in reading my take on it? Please do leave suggestions in the comments. Of course, requests for cell phone photographs of my crotchal region will be soundly ignored. I'm not that big of a weiner.

12 comments:

patty said...

I would like to hear about yarns, new designers, new bags, what innovations in terms of technology is going on. What are the trends and yes, gossip.

Kathleen said...

I'd love to hear about your book process, Carol. I worked in publishing for years, but on the design/production side, so it would be interesting to hear the author's version. (And it's a good thing you don't *have* a weiner :)

Elizabeth D said...

I would love to follow the journey of making a book!! Good idea. And there's your new quilting mania, and the fact that you read twice as fast as I do, apparently (didn't think that was possible) -- you will find plenty to say!

Bridget said...

Yes, please share your book writin' with us!

I also enjoy hearing about your quilting and sewing projects, if you feel like sharing them.

JelliDonut said...

I'd love to know your writing process. I'm at the beginning stages of all this myself and I'm curious about how others handle the challenges.

But darn it--no crotch shots? Seriously? I thought TNNA was all about fun!

Evelyn said...

I would love to follow your progress as you write your book, and I would also love to read blog posts about yarns you choose and/or discover as well as new designers who you come across. Have a great time at the TNNA!

Evelyn said...

I would love to read about your writing process and about yarns you love (and choose) for your projects. Oh, and blog posts about new designers you discover would be great, too. Have a wonderful time at TNNA!

anne marie in philly said...

your book writing process, upcoming shore vacations, charcoal, the kidlets, life in general...it's ALL good!

"weiner" - bwhahahahahahahaha!

Z of ZKNITZ said...

It's hard to say. I don't really have one thought about that...except that whatever you talk about, it be genuine and sincere.

dana said...

do you think it is a cosmic accident that his name really is weiner?

i love reading about your creative process, be it in regards to knitting, quilting, or book writing.

Bev said...

I'd love to hear about the book writing process and all that it entails.

Barb B. said...

Your book process. I'd like to see if you are more organized than I am, for one thing.
Also.. new yarns. Living 3 hours from a LYS means I seldom see "new" yarn till it's "old".

I am really relieved that you do not have a weiner.