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TNNA (The National Needlearts Association Trade Show) Insider Report

Last week I attended TNNA in Columbus, Ohio, and it was a truly exceptional experience. There is something to be said about personally interacting with your colleagues, and since it only happens twice a year, you can imagine there is some excitement built up beforehand. It was terrific reconnecting with friends from the last show in January and making new ones -- even rubbing elbows with some people I was so starstruck by it was difficult to speak!

One common thing on the trade show floor this time was Contrast Color projects -- items worked with two or more colors (generally two though) and a combination of stripes, mosaic knitting and some stranded knitting. Combining a plain yarn with a multi, or gradient, or even two gradients was very popular, and all this contrast-color work was offset with large sections of garter stitch and even some lace.

One uncommon thing on the floor were the three alpacas brought in by Blue Sky Alpacas on Sunday afternoon. One older animal and two younger ones were placidly standing right in the booth where we could easily admire their fabulous coats. My children were exceptionally impressed when I sent them this photo of the alpacas, and my eldest declared that she was going with me next time regardless!

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All in all, I am pretty excited about the upcoming ideas that this industry has to show you. The Fall and winter seasons are going to be chockfull of really interesting and enjoyable knitting.

Would you ever be interested in attending a knitting trade show? Have you gone to a retail show or fiber festival before? I would love to hear your opinions. Look down below this post at the text box, under my name and info, to where it says "Send Feedback." See it? That's where you can let me know what you think! Click on over and tell me about yourself! Ask questions, make comments, share insights and your fall/winter knitting predictions! All of your input is welcome. Until next time!

Happy knitting!

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Meghan Jones
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Meghan is a full-time knitwear designer living in the Inland Northwest. Originally from Canada, she has a BFA in fibers and textiles with graduate work in weaving and wax resist dyework. Her work has been published in print magazines, books, online magazines and yarn company pamphlets. She currently nurses other obsessions with chickens, sharks, cooking and gardening.

If you would like to know more about Meghan, please visit her website at www.littlenutmegproductions.com or Instagram under the name @meghanjoneslnmp.



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