I am sitting in my comfy chair at the studio right now, working on creating labels for the mini skeins that we give out at TNNA. As I am doing this, I'm thinking back to where we were last year & the year before and how far we have come. In 2008 we had our yarn & spinning fiber were in just one shop & we were still doing farmer's markets & craft shows.
In 2009 eight new shops started carrying our yarn. We had booths at Stitches West, Stitches South, Sock Summit & Lambtown. We grew & learned so much from each of these shows.
This year we took the leap and had our first booth at TNNA. What an experience that was! We had a fantastic team & fourteen new shops across eleven states started carrying our yarn. Then the next month we were off to Stitches West again & blew the previous year out of the water. It was so busy, I forgot to take pictures of the finished booth. I only got a couple during setup.
In June we made the trek across the country to Columbus, OH for our second TNNA. On the way we were able to stop in a bunch of our yarn shops. What a treat that was. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if I had remembered to take some photos. Our second TNNA experience was as good as our first. Many of our shops made reorders & a whole bunch of new shops made orders with us. We are now in almost 50 shops across the country & Canada.
We so love & appreciate all of our shops & customers! We wouldn't be here with out you. So we decided to celebrate. This Saturday, from 10am to 3pm, we are opening up the studio and all of our yarn & spinning fiber is going to be available for sale. On top of that we will have some other vendors here for DIO and our friend Matt is going to bring over his pizza oven. He will make wood fired pizza to order. How cool is that! We will also have coffee from Cafe Corazon, hot cocoa & tasty treats.
We have a lot to celebrate & be thankful for. We hope to see you then! Happy Knitting!!!