Two Days of TNNA

I spent last weekend in Columbus, OH, discovering what TNNA was all about. It was very exciting to be among the movers and shakers in the knitting world! It was also an extra-exciting weekend because I got my first look at my upcoming book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi.


Here I am with the lovely Brett Bara, who is the host of Knit and Crochet Now! on PBS, among many other things (author, blogger, and on and on). Brett interviewed me for a segment about my new book. I was not really prepared to be on-camera, but I think it went OK! The video should be up on the web soon, then it will air on TV this fall.

On Sunday I got to do a book signing!


It was a blast because I got to meet local yarn shop owners from all over and also many designers and yarn company owners. It’s definitely surreal to see a long line of people just waiting to have a book signed by you. (I bet it didn’t hurt that they were all getting free copies.)

Despite that big stack of books you can see in the photo above, I didn’t get to take a copy home—this was a very limited batch strictly for promotion! I’m hoping to get my copy soon, at least before the August 17th release date.

I spent most of my time at TNNA not promoting, but just catching up with friends and putting faces to the names of many people with whom I’d only had online communication until now.

Like Rhichard and Taiu from Koigu!


They were super nice and funny people.

And Stacey from Knit Picks. Like the Koigu folks, she has been great about sending me yarn to use for my designs.


I had met Debbie Bliss before at VK Live, and it was so much fun to see her again and hang out with her and her daughter Nell.


I also met Shannon Okey and, at the very last minute, Amy Singer of Knitty!

Sadly, I forgot to get a picture with the Potter Craft people who were helping to promote my new book all weekend. But here’s a bit of the display that they used front and center at their booth.


(This is what I’ll have with me on Saturday at WWKIP Day in Brooklyn, so you can see it in person if you come out.)

So that was a whirlwind two days for me. I can’t wait to go back next year!

8 thoughts on “Two Days of TNNA

  1. I really enjoyed reading about your weekend at TNNA. You are an inspiration. I hope to get there one day. Looks like a great book! Good luck

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  2. I love that display to itty bitty bits. Can’t wait for your book (and I can’t believe I’m wishing summer away o the release day will get here faster!)

  3. Give me that book right now. I mean it. I can’t wait! I really wish I could go see you in Brooklyn tomorrow!
    It looks like that all went well.

  4. What is inside that knitted grass? I was also wondering how you make those awesome knitted letters.

  5. Anna,it’s Jess from China and great to see you again , on the web. You are doing great with these pretty little toys and you look a bit different. Knitting can actually be a life pattern and you’ve proved it.

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