TNNA Recap

The thing I love most about TNNA is that no matter who you’re talking to, no one has a problem with you talking about fiber. It’s like coming home. When you say “left leaning decrease” no one cocks an eyebrow at you, and no one says “Is that from a sheep?” when you say mohair. It totally makes the blisters worth it.

Although my trip was short (fly in late Friday night, leave early Sunday morning), I schmoozed, fawned, petted, and had many a private little freak out. In the past, when I’ve found myself standing around with people I’ve admired for years just chatting and laughing, it has freaked me out a bit. And made me feel a little like the other shoe was about to drop, but this year I felt more at peace, more a part of things, and less an outsider (which has nothing to do with the wonderful people I met previously and everything to do with me and my insecurities).

I saw some old friends and made a whole ton of new ones. And the best bit of awesome the weekend produced was that the owner of Yarnzilla, Linda, came up with the title for Freakonomics! Her brother wrote it. How cool is that!?

I would normally give you a link-fest, but frankly I’m not in the mood. I did however meet Jess, Casey and Mary-Heather from Ravelry. They were awesome. I even got flipped off by Casey and his Malabrigo-made Bob finger puppet.

Really, what could be better?


Comments 5

  1. Cheryl S. wrote:

    Love the Bob puppet!

    And always remember, there are people who would be freaked out being around YOU because they’ve admired you for years, too.

    Posted 10 Jun 2008 at 9:42 AM
  2. Nonnahs wrote:

    Oh my, the Bob finger puppet is freaking awesome!!

    Posted 10 Jun 2008 at 10:16 AM
  3. Abby Franquemont wrote:

    You know what’s funny is, I’ve noticed that we ALL have a little bit of that “am I actually a poser who isn’t supposed to be here?” thing, or something of that ilk. Like, “Oooh, I was dying to meet you, but of course you have no idea who I am, I’m some totally random weirdo,” and then the other person says “No way! I was dying to meet you! You’ve seen my work? You’re kidding!” and so on.

    ‘Twas awesome to meet you, and I look forward to hopefully hanging out some again one of these days.

    Posted 10 Jun 2008 at 11:49 AM
  4. jillian wrote:

    Thank you for my birthday message!!!!
    E me, I have questions & gifts for youuuuuuuuuu!

    Posted 11 Jun 2008 at 7:56 AM
  5. Carrie K wrote:

    85 is an inappropriate office temperature. It’s fixed, I hope! Otherwise it’d be flipflops and …a muu muu?

    Posted 12 Jun 2008 at 3:09 PM

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