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Live from TNNA

Today is the last day of the show, and I'll be heading over to the convention center in a few minutes. Its been a whirlwind of activity. I've met some wonderful people and gotten to catch up with some of my favorite people, face to face. I am proud to say that several booths displayed several of my garments and I had a garment modeled in the fashion show Friday night. Cheryl Potter, of Cherry Tree Hill Yarn, had a first copy of her newest book coming out, and I got to see my three contributed designs (Cascade Capelet, Circles Shawl and the Figure 8 Fantasy Shawl) displayed in the book with gorgeous photography. The actual book is due to release from Martingale & Company around April 2007. I will share the details when I get them.

TNNA is such a large show, and there are so many gorgeous yarns and products on display. In the next couple of days, I'll be talking about a couple of new books, some new yarns and a couple of must-have products.


Sneak Preview of Kristin's Lace Kimono for Tilli Tomas

211509-620153-thumbnail.jpgHere is a sneak preview of Kristin's newest design for Tilli Tomas. The pattern will debut at TNNA San Diego. Please stop by Tilli Tomas' booth (#2406-2407) along the left back wall. On display in their booth, you can see sample garments for Kristin's Flower Back Top, Swag Sweater (sleeveless and the NEW never before seen long sleeved version!), and the NEW Lacy Kimono in 211509-620155-thumbnail.jpgSimply Heaven and Asteroid.

Kristin's Lace Kimono uses a very simple garter stitch based lace pattern and is worked from cuff to cuff in Simply Heaven, a bulky weight pure spun silk that works up really fast. The wide bands are worked up in Asteroid, which is the same weight as Simply Heaven, only it has beautiful glass beads strung along with the pure spun silk yarn. This is an elegant sweater - it drapes as only blocked-lace silk can, and the sparkle of the beads is enchanting.

The Lace Kimono pattern and the yarn & pattern kit will both be available here after the TNNA show in San Diego. 


New Kristin Design Debuts at TNNA with Alpaca Yarn Company

211509-618567-thumbnail.jpgKristin's newest design: a Herringbone Jacket created exclusively for Alpaca Yarn Company. Here's a sneak preview of the sweater:
The sweater texture is a gorgeous and simple herringbone stitch pattern, the cuffs and body band have a very unique cabled trim, and there is a beautiful shaped collar and cabled raglan detail. The pattern will offer a generous size range, too.

The pattern and sample garment will debut at TNNA San Diego. Please stop by Alpaca Yarn Company's booth (#545, 644) to see the Herringbone Jacket, the Fireflower Shell and Shawl, and the Whisper Shawl, all designed by Kristin, exclusively for Alpaca Yarn Company.

I've heard there will be a beach on display with lots of cool stuff to see. I hope you can stop by! If you are not coming to TNNA, not to worry. The yarn and pattern kit will be available on my website after the show.

The Whisper Shawl can also be seen in the newest issue of Vogue Knitting (Winter 07). On page 30, there's a beautiful picture of the shawl. We have a lot of solid and handdyed colors to choose from. Click here for a kit to make your own Whisper Shawl.