The highlight of my recent holiday visit to Tulsa (well, aside from Christmas with the fam), was my visit to Loops, the fabulous yarn store in Utica Square.
Since I was from the area, and had been impressed by the store on a previous visit, I occurred to introduce myself to the staff as a pattern designer. I was actually really nervous to do this, since I’d never done anything like it before, but my brave friend Jennifer who was with me was more than happy to loudly exclaim “my friend Anna has a knitting website!” as she bought a few skeins of yarn.
To my utter astonishment and delight, the staff had all heard of me, and a couple of them had even bought patterns from my website just the day before. They gave me the warmest welcome possible, and even had a camera on hand for a picture.
Shelley, the owner of the store, wasn’t in that day, but she posted about my visit on the Loops blog.
After a year of being active in the online knitting community, it was a thrill to do some in-person networking. Loops has invited me back to teach a class in June, so I look forward to being there again!
And if you’re a knitter in the Tulsa area, you’re hopefully already familiar with Loops. I encourage anyone who is not to check it out!