knitnana: Long Time No See!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Long Time No See!

I know, I know...I'm so behind in updating the blog and you're all going to forget me!
(sigh)
What a whirlwind two weeks! In case you missed me terribly and didn't know why I wasn't updating I was here:

The National Capital Cat Show in Chantilly, Virginia (same place, the Dulles Expo Center, but in the other building) where we were treated to the star attraction:
An Exotic Shorthair Calico who lives in the lap of luxury...
wheeled around on her throne. She literally stays in one position the entire time, totally relaxed. I saw her again later (when I didn't have the camera at hand, of course) lying on her belly with her chin propped on the roll of her fleecy bed and her front paws spread out in front of her...She was just too funny!

That show, as always, is fun and we love seeing all our old friends!

Then, no sooner back to Nana Sadie's studio, than work progressed on additional bags for the TKGA Greensboro Show last weekend:

This time, they provided lovely draping and table skirts. We took lots, but only one rack, as it was a smaller booth (10x8 instead of our usual 10x10). That 2 feet? What a difference it makes!
Next door was Natasha of Unplanned Peacock yarn fame. And behind my booth was Nancy Thompson of Sassafras Creations fame. I think you might notice that in the photo below of all my "haul" at the show, there's a Nancy creation - yes, that's right, down at the bottom there...

I simply love it. I picked up a pair of earrings at Sock Summit 09 two years ago, and have been drooling over bracelets ever since. I still have another pair of earrings and a necklace on my wishlist...

You might also notice that there's no yarn in that photo above? Nope. I didn't buy any. I'd ordered a skein of yarn from Jane (that is the yarn in that link) and knew I didn't need another thing. After all, Natasha is just a stones-throw away, Wyrd Sisters is only a couple of blocks, and my stash bins are full anyway. That pattern in the photo tho, is something I think I'll have to find yarn for. Nothing caught my fancy at Greensboro.

That was an interesting (and exhausting) show. Not sure I'll do another like it - too long, frankly, and pricey. Maybe I'll stick to my etsy shop for the next few months!
(low overhead is a very good thing!)

I missed ya'll!

7 Comments:

Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I was checking the blog links on Ravelry and it occurred to me that I hadn't seen one from you in a while so I moseyed over here. I think it must be ESP or something - before you showed up on the Ravelry update, I must have sensed you had posted.

I'm glad you are well and survived the show. That cat is hilarious. Your booths looked great. And yes, low overhead is very good indeed.

Welcome back, and I hope we hear more from you in coming weeks!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Welcome back!

I recently saw a necklace like that made of knitting needles. Too cool. Your bracelet is gorgeous.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Thank you for a peek inside the show. Looks like fun!

Looking at that fat cat, my first thought was, "Diabetes in the making."

9:44 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Your booth looked great!

That is a neat bracelet; what a fun idea!

Hope you get a chance to relax now.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

That cat has my life. And looks so freaking relaxed!

Congrats on resisting yarn - even if we don't need it, it can have a siren call!

5:31 PM  
OpenID runswithneedles said...

OMG! That calico cat is HUGE!!

12:18 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

http://fanciers.com/breed-faqs/exotic-faq.html

The cat is an Exotic Shorthair, and they are bred from Persians. They are big boned kitties with tons of fur, tho' it's plushy, not long like the Persian.

They are VERY laid back kitties, but they aren't so huge as the big Maine Coons!!!
:)

10:01 AM  

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