I started writing a post for you when I got home on Sunday. It was supposed to be about some of the fun times I had at the show, but it rambled into something else. Instead of “fixing” it, here it is with some pictures added in for fun. I will still write a post or two more about some of my adventures last week, and about some of the amazing people I met.
Well, I am home. What a trip. I’m not sure at what point my head will stop spinning from the awesomeness of it all!
I already shared about Tuesday and Wednesday with you, and just a bit about Thursday. Thursday, wow, Thursday, the day my life changed. I really never thought that the blanket I made for Kyla, the one that has been used for constructing numerous blanket forts, and for comforting Kyla when she isn’t feeling well, the one I keep meaning to write a pattern for, could change everything. But it has.
I had a plan to learn how to approach magazines and yarn companies on this trip. I wanted to learn what I needed to know, so that I could properly prepare myself and then start pitching ideas, and requesting yarn support. Suddenly, that blanket has caused me to skip the whole getting~prepared~part, and tossed me right into the talking~to~everyone~part. It has been very crazy and very fun.
I guess sometimes life has it’s own schedule, and you just have to roll with it. I have been consistently happily surprised with how easy everyone is to talk to. I understand the yarn company/designer or publication company/designer relationship should be a symbiotic one, that neither can thrive without the other, but I was still so very pleased to see those companies seeming to understand the same thing.
I have met many wonderful, kind, fun people in my various adventures throughout my life, but I have to say, this industry, the crochet industry, holds the highest percent of those amazing individuals of any industry or profession I have been a part of. I really think every single person I met, be they new or veteran, unknown or famous, crocheter, designer, editor, or yarnie ~ every single one ~ was kind, friendly, and just plain excellent.
Be excellent to each other, my friends.
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