Monthly Archives: May 2014

Knitting Savannah

A visit with The Copper Corgi

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah, the dyer of Copper Corgi yarns (and the yarn’s namesake, Penny the corgi). We don’t live far from each other, so I finally had time to swing by and visit her dyeing studio. She is developing a new line of gradient mini-skeins, and I will be designing a pattern specifically for the yarn. I’m really excited!

Yarn in the Dye Pot

Some freshly dyed yarn!

Winding mini-skeins

Winding mini-skeins with a very cool motorized setup!

Gradient yarn

Gradients in a red-orange colorway.

 

 

Holla Knits Knitting TNNA

The obligatory post-TNNA post

Finally getting back to updating this little blog! It’s been pretty crazy since I went to TNNA, the biggest trade show in the yarn industry. I met so many great people, and saw all these great yarns that I’m itching to design with. I also got to have a nice Sunday breakfast with my fellow Holla Knits designers in attendance.

Yes, I know this post is a little late to be about the show, but I did a little week-long Midwest tour to visit family and friends in Illinois and Michigan because I was already in Indianapolis. So to put the cherry on top of a productive business trip, I got to end it with relaxing time visiting people I don’t get to see often enough. It involved many forms of transit, from buses to trains to planes. I only wish I’d been able to take a boat somewhere, just to complete the major modes of transit.

This was my first show, and I’ll absolutely go again. Since going, I feel more like a grown-up designer, and not just a wannabe staring at Ravelry and dreaming about designing. The cogs have been turning on all these new ideas that I want to pursue. I spent yesterday fleshing out new design ideas and swatching, and since today is a gross, dreary, rainy day in Georgia, I think I’ll be swatching some more. Woo!

I also succumbed to the Instagram monster during TNNA, and it’s been a little addicting. I’ve been posting some fun pics, including some of my cats (of course). I’m clairesandow on there, just like my Twitter. Follow me, please!