Thursday, June 08, 2006

On the Stage, On the Road, On the Street

For those who wanted to know more about "the half-naked glam boy in the back room," he's Jeffrey Marsh, and he was being fitted for the garment you see him wearing here:

(He's the one in the middle.) The group is the Oberon Orchestra, at their performance last month at the World Cafe Live.

On another topic entirely: I'll be in Indianapolis over the weekend, attending the annual TNNA show. (Why Indianapolis? I think this group found Columbus too exciting.) What's the TNNA show? A buying event for shopowners, chiefly. Just about every yarn commercially available for handknitting in the United States will be there. Think about that for a moment. Then maybe breathe into a paperbag for a little while.

Inconveniently, the yarn will be spread out over a huge convention hall, interspersed with most of the needlepoint available in this country. In fact, there's much more needlepoint than yarn. That'll put a damper on things, at least for me.

I've already written a bit about what it's like to buy enough yarn to fill a shop, but next week, you'll here about what it's like to be surrounded by every distributor you've ever heard of and plenty more.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we'll be trying to do a little de-stashing: come over on Saturday on your way to Knit in Public, and check out the Sidewalk Sale. Believe it or not, I'm already having to fend off suppliers who want to ship our Fall orders now, and they obviously can't until we make a little space.

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