My first hat was for my 'boss' Karen, from Grey Heron. She had another commitment and could not attend Knitrade this year. She sent me with her shopping list. What fun that was to buy and buy and buy and not break MY bank account. For the store, I brought home very large bags of Cabin Fever and Jojoland yarn. The Jojoland rep, a petite, Chinese woman all the way from Texas was so cute, so polite, so charming. A perfect match for their lovely yarns. And then I brought home lots of one-offs - buttons, beads, brooches, stitch markers - to show Karen some new things that we might consider for the store.
My other hat, I wore while helping out at the Cabin Fever booth. That meant arriving early and staying till the last shopper left. Ask me if my feet hurt. Ask me if I
The shop owners portion of the morning started with a presentation by the Patternfish rep. It was great to hear her new ideas for expanding the Patternfish online presence directly into the LYS.
Then I met Barbara. The Denise Needle Rep - all the way from Virginia. What a great lady.
That Timmys is borrowed. She is newly converted to our national drink and thought being in Canada and all, she should show her love of the brew.
I told Barbara how in love I have been with my Denise Needle Set ever since first purchasing it about ten years ago. But now, they have gone one better. They have come out with a soft case for the needles.With space for needles, cords and lots of other bibs & bobs - like markers, little scissors, it is a great kit. It can be purchased alone - for those like me, who already have the needles - or with all the needles included for first-time purchasers.
There were goody bags of course,and I suppose it really should go to Karen. She does own the store, after all. But sorry for your luck, Karen. I have stolen this from the goody bag.
All in all a great day. Two knitterly weekends in a row. How lucky am I?