Saturday, April 19, 2014

Windy City Knitting Guild - April Meeting

By popular request, I'd like to share a few more photos from last Tuesday's meeting - as you can see, there was quite a big turnout!

We had a great time trying out various Knitter's Pride needles and new yarns from Berroco, Mrs. Crosby (a new hand-dyed yarn making its TNNA debut next month) and Classic Elite.

I heard a lot of great feedback about the needles, especially the newest lines: Karbonz, Nova Cubics and Bamboo. As I mentioned in my presentation, Knitter's Pride is one of the many awesome companies I work with in my job with Stitchcraft Marketing, and I was really excited to share my favorite needles with everyone.

When I talked about Pinterest, I mentioned that one of my favorite personal uses was to collect crafting tutorials for reference later:
Another popular use for Pinterest in our industry is to create "mood boards" to guide designers' submissions for magazines, books and pattern collections: 

I also talked about some of my favorite blogs and podcasts, such as Lattes and LlamasA Homespun HouseStockinette ZombiesHey Jen ReneeSubway Knits and We Are Yarn.

I also talked about Instagram, hashtags and photo-a-day challenges such as the one that Knitter's Pride is hosting this month:

With the use of the #KPpadc hashtag, you can look up all of the latest photo entries on Instagram (above) or on twitter (below), along with other search terms such as my personal favorite, #knittersofinstagram (below):

Pretty cool, right?

One more, I'd like to thank the folks at the Windy City Knitting Guild for having me as their guest this month. And thanks so much to everyone who came out, too! Let me know how you are enjoying your Knitter's Pride goodies!

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