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Archive for August 12th, 2009


Making Friends in Buffalo at the Knit & Crochet Show

August 12th, 2009

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Last week, we were at the Knit & Crochet Show in Buffalo, checking out the workshops, classes, fashion shows, and more. On Tuesday, India and I attended the CGOA’s Professional Development Day (PDD), where we gave the luncheon speech on the behind-the-scenes activities of Lion Brand. We also attended workshops with designers, writers, and editors including Lily Chin, Edie Eckman, Kj Hay, Myra Woods, and Drew Emborsky. Lion Brand also provided the yarn for the charity project, and it was amazing to see how quickly people whipped out hats for children and women in need.

From Wednesday to Sunday, Michelle and I manned the booth at the Knit & Crochet Show’s marketplace. We were lucky enough to be located next to Annie Adams Adornments, where Annie Adams herself showed off her beautiful accessories and shawl pins (we carry Annie’s shawl pins at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, so stop by and see them if you’re in NYC).

At the booth, we met tons of Lion Brand fans and YarnCraft podcast listeners. We also had time to hang out with our designer friends including Mary Beth Temple (of the Getting Loopy podcast), Rita Weiss & Jean Leinhauser, Margaret Hubert, and so many more people. LBY fans showed off their amazing projects and lots of them entered our raffle — we had over 50 winners!

It’s always fun to meet you, the users of our products in person, and we hope to see you at a future show!

For even more of the Knit & Crochet Show, listen to the next episode of YarnCraft on Aug. 25th for interviews.