Each year, we travel to the National NeedleArts Trade Show, where we place fall and winter orders for the shop from some of our favorite vendors and look out for new favorites, too. This year, Anne, Rosi, Amy and I piled into the car to drive to Market in Columbus, Ohio.
Our first day here started with knitting, of course, and scanning through the list of this year’s vendors, deciding who we’d most like to visit. Then came Sample It, a boisterous event where yarn companies sell samples of their newest offerings. Attendees lined up hours in advance to get the best selections, including the Hillsborough Yarn Shop contingent.
We picked up a few exciting skeins and we’ll spend the rest of the night swatching. If any of these yarns move us, you may well see them at the shop this fall! After Sample It came the fashion show, which is always entertaining. This year, the fashion show was packed with ponchos, Anne’s recently-completed “Easy Folded Poncho” seems to be right on trend. Tomorrow brings our first classes and our first day of shopping. We can’t wait to see what’s new this year!