Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TNNA!

Our adventure to TNNA began with trips to several stores to collect the necessary items for Ysolda's booth .....furniture, vintage tea cups, lighting, parasols, rugs and plumbing pipe were just a few of the things on our list!


Seeing as this was all Ysolda's idea (and given the fact that she is not a driver) she was packed in the back of the car with Bob for company!

Sarah (Ysolda's lovely assistant) and I shared the 16 hours of driving and sang along to a lot of Kate Rusby!


Like magic the booth was put together the following day with the helping hands of many other friends....it only took ALL day and a small amount of cursing at IKEA furniture! (or maybe that was just me)!


Above is my corner of the booth and yes that is a design for the new collection at the front! (Proof that work is being done).

Laura Chau of Cosmicplutoknits also brought along some of her samples.

Lots of folks were very grateful for the couch that Ysolda hired....walking the convention center floor was no easy task! We even served tea and cakes on both weekend days and were mobbed with attendees. I don't have any photos of this part as I was too busy pouring cups of English Breakfast .......

Mary Heather in a Kerrera and Snapdragon set.

Sarah in a Tanit's Jacket.

Cirilia and Laura modeling some of Ysolda's latest designs.

Everyone had fun trying on our samples and then getting shots of themselves in the photobooth (that's where the plumbing pipes came in).

Very enjoyable (with a tint of exhausting).....already scheming for next year!

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! Lovely photos :) Next year will be here before we know it!

French Press Knits said...

*Love* the new sweater design- so nice meeting you in person this past weekend!

Katinka said...

You and Ysolda and KILLING ME with the sweater teasers! :)

Ariane said...

Wow. Everybody famous was there (including you!) I'm so jealous. I would've LOVE to be there!
Congrats on your new design: it is gorgeous!

Wendolene said...

So many bloggers--they look like a fun bunch to be around!

Stephen said...

I love all your photos, Gudrun!

sarah b. said...

It was so fun to get to spend some time with you! And, of course, to get to try on some of your lovely things...off to add the Tanit's Jacket to my queue!

Melissa said...

Wow, that looked like such fun! Very creative branding on Ysolda's part, and very kind of you and all to set it up. So cool

beautiful sweater design! Love your work :)

Linda said...

It looks a fabulous event and I love seeing all the knitting stars in your photos!

Anonymous said...

I love your new design. When will the pattern be available?

Birdsong said...

Very clever marketing! It was fun to have a glimpse into TNNA.

maureen said...

Can you please help? I'm obsessed with the "goldenrod" shawl that is on display at Ysolda's booth at the Squam Art Workshop. I wrote to Ysolda to ask the name of the pattern and she quickly replied that this is your shawl.

I can't see the details that clearly in the photograph...I'm crossing my fingers that you may be able to help!

Thank you so much...happy knitting!

maureen said...

Can you please help? I'm obsessed with the "goldenrod" shawl that is on display at Ysolda's booth at the Squam Art Workshop. I wrote to Ysolda to ask the name of the pattern and she quickly replied that this is your shawl.

I can't see the details that clearly in the photograph...I'm crossing my fingers that you may be able to help!

Thank you so much...happy knitting!

Gudrun Johnston said...

Maureen,
The yellow shawl is my Aestlight shawl pattern. Details can be found by looking on the side of my blog. You'll see a photo for it and you can click the title for more information.
Hope that helps.
Gudrun

Gudrun Johnston said...

Anonymous,
the pattern is coming out as part of a collection and will also be available individually. I'm releasing the collection in October.

melissa said...

love your pictures from tnna! i kept forgetting to take some!

raining sheep said...

Wow, what a great time!!! I love the looks of your new creations, the one delicate looking sweater right at the front is so pretty. So many bloggers all in one place; I can imagine how great that is.