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" :-)


Carrie said...

Wow, how exciting! Your bag on a banner! It sounds like a great opportunity, congratulations!

Dana said...

Congratulations Trish! You must be so proud! I hope it all works out for you.

Kara said...

Hi Trish,
Your bag is really great! I will be at TNNA, and I'm going to Southwest Trading to check things out. Hope I can meet you!

I know what you mean about overwhelming- this is my first time to TNNA as well. I just struck out on my own as a knitwear designer full time- scary stuff kids! You mentioned that you will be attending TNNA with Kim from Knitting Matters- I say that we should all band together as new designers out there. I think it will help us all feel less overwhelmed about getting our name out there.

Hope to meet you at TNNA.

Take Care,

yarnmaniac said...

Love the bag and Oh, that green! You are being tagged for a meme, if you want to play. See my blog for the rules.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

You must be delighted. Go, grrl!

Did you see my blog entry for May 9, with three photos of my gorgeous ribbon/mohair Bloom shawl? Check it out at:

I'll see you at TNNA, I'll bet. I'm going with Rae's shop.