I’m desperately trying not too get too excited before I make my trip from Ireland to TNNA (National Neeedlearts Association) in Columbus, Ohio. This is going to be a crazy hectic weekend (following 18 hours of travel) but it will be so much fun to get to meet everyone in person.
First thing on Saturday morning I’m lucky enough to have the first hour at Ravelry’s stand (#454) to host the first of my two trunk shows, you can see all the details on Ravelry here. A few months ago Ravelry began beta testing a new feature that allows yarn shops to sell patterns from ravelry directly to customers. They’re now ready to move beyond beta and they (and me) are happy to talk to LYS at the show and give a taste of some of the patterns on offer.
Just in case one trunk show wasn’t enough I’ll also be have a second different show for Contemporary Irish Knits. This show will be a the R&M stand (#155). As well as having bookmarks to sign, I’ll also have a big range of the books samples and a full slide show of the book pattern photos running on my ipad.
Needless to say due to carrying two trunk shows in a single checked bag I’m not going to have much space for my own clothes…and unfortunately Ohio in June would appear to be too warm to use my wool samples as clothing! So if you see we wearing the same clothes 2 days running please don’t be offended!
There have been a couple of changes to my classes at Knit Nation. Two of my classes (Seamless Knitting: Moving Beyond the Raglan and Short Rows Demystified) sold out in 24 hours. My second two classes haven’t sold as fast so together with Alice we decided to run the two most popular classes twice. This is particularly exciting news for anyone who was on a waiting list for these classes…jump in and get yourself signed up!
This seamless knitting class will be a whole lot of fun, we’ll talk about different types of seamless knitting; set-in sleeves, saddle shoulder, raglan, top down and bottom up. Learn how to measure yourself, swatch and how to translate all those measurements into a perfect fitting garment just for you. Even if you’re a little nervous of numbers and calculations the class worksheets are laid out to be easy to use. By the time you leave the class you’ll have your own custom fitting set-in or saddle shoulder sweater designed and on the needles.
In my Short Rows class knitters works through several different ways of creating short rows until they find the method that perfectly suits them. Once the short rows have been perfected students will learn all the wonderful uses for them; short row set-in sleeve shaping, bust shaping and shoulder shaping. Learn how to use short rows to create the perfect garment for you.