Wow. Just, wow. Am home, after a very long day, with my feet up and my little monkey curled up against my side. Day 1 of Knit Nation was a BLAST. Can I just say how much l love my Knit Nation crew? Tina, Nora, Emily, Dee, Ling, Tricia, Carole, Marja, Hattie, Jaq, Barb, Judith, Jen, Sandy, Mel, David and Luke, and my right hand gal, Kerri who has really kept it all together in the last week. Everyone was there, ready and willing at the crack of dawn to put everything together. The registration area came together nice and quickly – and soon enough we had a queue of students waiting to register. Classes started, we had a bit of fun with our walkie talkies and pretending to be truckers (Clara did well, I couldn’t pull it off so smoothly!). The vendors started arriving around 9 and putting their stands together.
Our booth started like this:
but with Mel’s dancing fingers, soon became this:
The rest of the booths were just beautiful – walking around while the vendors were setting up was so cool. Here’s Pure Purl:
And Brownberry Yarns…
Woolly Wormhead & Nics Knots (and Atomic Knitting in the corner)
John Arbon & Fibre Harvest….
With their cute little sheepies!
Easyknits Jon & new hubby were both in attendance, with Roy being creative director in charge of setting up the booth!
And here is the Wollmeise booth…. all naked and plain.
Then Wollmeise came with all her boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of yarn.
And the space became this:
There’s still loads of yarn left.. Claudia was very clever and has made sure she’s got lots for every day. The temptation!
And a big thank you to sweet Evee who made me a mini-pug to match my little monkey. Deuce & his mini-me. All together now… awwwww.
I am totally knackered, and the day has been long, but it has been absolutely incredible and I think we really rocked Imperial. Big round of applause for all the lovely vendors, their incredible booths, and all the Knit Nation crew who did a rockin’ job of getting everything that needed doing done!