I roomed with my buddie Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects and got to see samples of her new Romney yarn. Mmmmm. Michelle Miller of Fickle Knitter Design had a smashing hot pink booth, and did you know that she has a book coming out? I've placed my pre-order and have
Imperial Stock Ranch from Oregon was another interesting booth, and the owner told us a bit about the ranch's history. They've been operating for 140 consecutive years! It's fascinating to get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes operations of a real ranch, and how the owners adapt to changing market conditions. Their yarns are lovely.
Amy from knitty.com stopped by, as did JC Briar (her new book is terrific). I got to meet Kimberly from XRX, and had drinks and deep-fried green beans with Jennifer from Holiday Yarns. Kollage Yarns was right up the
And of course, it was wonderful to meet and talk with all of the wonderful store owners. I'm happy that my markers will be in several new stores this summer! But for that to happen, I must first get back to the production line!