Wednesday, January 25, 2017

TNNA (industry show for yarn store owners and other professionals)

I am a designer/teacher member of the TNNA and this year's show is in my backyard (San Jose).  I attended one in Long Beach a few years back.  It's kind of like Stitches without the crowds.  And since I am not a retailer, I save a lot of money by not buying anything.  I go to meet yarn companies that might want a designer.  I picked up a few sample skeins.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Yarn Store Naples near Herculaneum

While visiting Herculaneum by train from Naples, passed this yarn store.  It's on the left hand side when you walk from Ercolano Scavi train station to the site.  Looks like RedHeart or similar yarn and not the fancy Italian stuff.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Moebius Hat Pattern for Sweet Georgia Yarns

I love Moebius strips, probably because I am a geeky engineer.  Several of my patterns have Moebius-like construction, not exactly Moebius because of extra attachments points.

Here is a pullover for Interweave Knits.                                         

A wrap also for Interweave.

And the Sweet Georgia Yarns hat.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book with my pattern in Dubai

The Dubai mall is famous for its fountain show, twice the size of Bellagio's but it also has the best bookstore in the world, Kinokuniya. The books are all in English unfortunately, I was looking for Japanese knitting books.  I noticed that prices are higher than the U.S.   but it has two bookcases full of knitting books alone, including one with my Tied in Knots pattern in it.  Makes me famous- worldwide.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Yarn Bombing

Finished my piece for the post in front of the yarn store.  Within an hour I had someone coming by to take pictures because they heard about it.  Great way to advertise.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Video of how space dyed yarn is made

Really cool video.  I noticed the knitting machine with a motor, looking like a Silver Reed (Studio) that I have.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yarn Bombing The Yarn Store

I suggested to the store owner that I yarn bomb the store because the location is new and I was inspired by the Lisbon yarn store that I saw a couple of years ago (see earlier blog).  I just did the door handles since there isn't much spare time during work hours.  Will work on bigger pieces outside as time permits.