Getting ready for TNNA

Always the highlight of my work year, TNNA is fast approaching. As daft as it sounds, I’m most looking forward to just standing back and absorbing the atmosphere. I’m giddy to see far-flung friends, new yarns and new people, but mostly, crowd watching is the high point. Just absorbing the buzz of all these people with the same passion is a trip. Hearing the stories and excitement, seeing all the hues and tones, feeling all the amazing yarn textures – sheer joy!

Every time I go, I swear I get inspired through osmosis. I can’t wait to see what I come away with this time.

What is it about yarnies?  Whenever a group gets together, there’s just a good buzz. Without sounding all hippified, I’m curious to know what it is about us that leaves such a good impression? There’s no pushing or shoving, no impatience or angst. Just smiles and laughter and excitement to share. Whether it’s in a LYS, at a festival or at a trade show, the sense of well being is always predominant. Is it the same with other industries? Is it a creative craft type thing? Are we all high on the yarn fumes? Is it a sugar high from Jeni’s ice-cream? Who can tell.

What I do know is that I’m utterly eager to get there, and I can’t wait to find out just what inspirations I come away with.


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