Clover heads to TNNA and CHA shows!

1 Day before TNNA Show, the snow storm hit Seattle and shut the airport down the day I was trying to fly out to Phoenix for the TNNA show.  It was an adventure and I was only at the show for 2 days.  I did not come home with a suitcase of yarn as I usually do.  The new colors are as exciting as they are each year and the trends are going back to knit and crocheted skirts, ponchos…..yes…..ponchos for those of us that remember the 60’s and 70’s so get those hooks and needles out and get ready for a fun walk through the past.

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The GIRLS!! In Phoenix at the TNNA Show. (From Left to Right)  Rachel Serrano, Melanie Soward, Alicia Carr, Carol Porter and in-front, me, Fran Ortmeyer.

With only two days between the TNNA show in Phoenix and the CHA show in Anaheim, it seemed a waste of time and money to fly home for one night and back the next day so Carol Porter and I went directly to Anaheim.  We had a marvelous day of sunshine, sleeping-in and time to work on projects using the new products.

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Sunset over Anaheim, CA

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We were taken with the palm trees and bright colored flowers.

The new French Knitter has our demonstrators, Carol and Alicia excited over the beautiful jewelry they have been able to turn out.  It is a wee small spindle knitter used to knit strings of beads into beautiful finished pieces of jewelry.  I was awe struck when I saw the creations these two came up with.  Way to go ladies!

Designed by Carol C Porter

Notice the different textures and materials used with this necklace/bracelet combination.  Just think – you can now customize your accessories to your outfits and just imagine the compliments you are going to receive.  Be prepared, though, to hear…..would you make one for me if I buy the supplies?  It is much easier to say, I would LOVE to teach you how to make your own creative creations!!

Designed by Alicia Carr

Designed by Alicia Carr

Designed by Alicia Carr

Designed by Carol C Porter

Designed by Alicia Carr

Designed by Carol C Porter

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The second new product we introduced at the show was our BASKET FRAMES.

I know you will all fall in-love with these charming little basket forms that present you the opportunity to coordinate with any party, theme or time of the year.  Simple and easy and it crosses all ages, and produces a great finished product.  Just think, your children could make a little basket for their teacher, you can make a basket for a baby shower and fill it with baby items, a bridal shower…on and on…..give free rein to your imagination and see what magic you come up with.

Designed by Alicia Carr

I really like this bath group.  As you can see in the pictures below, Carol Porter knit some washcloths to make this a perfect hostess gift or best of all….a no reason gift.

Today is a warm, sunny day in the northwest and Buddy (dog) and Skittles (cat) are sleeping in my office in pools of sunlight.  I may just stretch out between them and catch a few winks before working on my next project.

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