Love spring at the Lake!
But this Monday I’m dragging just a tad. I spent Thursday-Sunday of last week traveling to and from Indianapolis for the National Needlework Association’s annual trade show — a great chance to see all the new fibers, tools, books and accessories that are all things fiber and needlework. I also was able to meet-and-greet with potential outlets for my designs (retailers, yarn producers and publishers) so it was a productive, if hectic, trip. I took a couple of classes on marketing and customer retention with Johnny Vasquez, a knitter and “head honcho” at New Stitch a Day and generally an amazing young man who has a great feel for marketing and social media and current trends in customer retention. Definitely worth the 6-8 hours I sat and listened. Very excellent stuff.
I will do a full-trip report later this week … after I finish writing up a few designs that I’ve finished and organized my life a bit after being gone for a few days. Dh and the kids kept all things working well … they all were fed with clean clothes and did their chores and schoolwork … but they do it differently than I do so when I come home from a trip, it always takes me a few days to whip things back into shape.
On the knitting needles, I’m working on a design for Jane’s cashmere/bamboo blend that I think is going to be really cool … I’ll post pictures later this week.
And, I’m without a car today as dh’s Prius has been in the shop since last Tuesday (when the brakes quit on Hwy 3). God willing, we’ll pick it up tonight and I can have some wheels again …
So how is your week shaping up? Any fun projects, field trips or knitterly activities planned?