Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blue Moon Tonight!

Diane told me that there will be a Blue Moon tonight. Not in all time zones, but certainly in mine, so I had no choice but to announce the new pattern today. You know, my company name being "Once In A Bloomoon Creations" and all.....

So here it is. This is the Garden Gate Scarf.
The pattern will be available next week when I get home from TNNA.

Big Weekend Ahead!

Tomorrow afternoon Kim and I will be on our way to Columbus for TNNA. I have no idea what to expect, besides sore feet. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and pressed for time, trying to get things done before leaving. I don't even have any idea what clothes I'm bringing! I've been so focussed on finishing up my new pattern. I'm just about there. I need a few more photos for the pattern, and still need to finish formatting the print version. I really want to have this done before hitting the road tomorrow so I can add it to my (very small, but growing) catalog of patterns.

Here is a sneak preview. Hopefully I can announce the launch later today!

I'm really getting excited about the prospect of having my B4 Bag on display at TNNA. Please cross your fingers (whenever you're not knitting) that it will be seen by many, will be received well, and ORDERED OFTEN!!! I am hoping my new design will be a hit also. (I am trying to pay off an Ashford Joy spinning wheel and would love to be able to do that in a few weeks!)

One of my wholesale customers emailed me yesterday with a design request, and it's a great idea. So I'll have something new to work on when I get back.

I'll bring my laptop with me and try to post over the weekend with some of our experiences.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


I've been in contact for a while with Jonelle from Southwest Trading Company. She asked me to knit her a B4 Bag in Karaoke. She wanted to use it to help advertise the Karaoke yarn.

She sent me some yarn, and I knit it up, put on the buttons, and was going to line it, but she said, nah...just send it.

Last night I got an email that included a mock-up of what will be a 4 x 5 foot banner that will be in their booth at TNNA. The banner will then make its way around the country in a Karaoke touting event. My contact information will go along with it, so LYS owners can (hopefully!) order patterns before the trunk show gets to their store.

I believe this will also be an ad that will be in a couple of yarn magazines.

Cool, huh? So if you're going to be at TNNA, take a gander at the banner in the booth, and also peek inside the booth...I may be hanging out there at times (the bag will be there in person too!) I have decided to go to Columbus next month as an affiliate/designer. Just to get my feet wet, and see what it's all about. I am excited, and nervous, and expect to be totally overwhelmed. But hopefully it will be a good learning experience, and will give me some idea of what I need to do to further my business from here. My friend Kim of Knitting Matters will also be there on the same mission.

Meanwhile I've been working on my socks (almost done....soooo close!) and a mystery project done in Dream In Color (Happy Forest is the colorway). I must say I LOVE this yarn so very much. It's got such a nice feel to it, and has a lot of SPROING. There are such great colors to choose from. I can't wait to knit something for myself using this yarn. I got it from Threadbear in Lansing, sight unseen, (feel unfelt) after hearing Rob rave about it on his blog, and am not sorry. It's just lovely!

You might recognize what this is, but don't say anything....shhhh.....just in case the unknowing recipient might be reading.....

This is so "my color" :-)