Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Great Weekend!

So this past weekend I came down off the mountain to hang out in Phoenix.  You see, the elevation of Prescott Valley is about 5,026ft and the elevation of Phoenix is 1,124ft.  It's not too curvy of a drive, it's beautiful and one day when I'm not driving down it, I'll take some pictures.  People literally speed down there too! I was going the speed limit of 65-75 and yes, they were going faster....whew!

Anyhow, here's a park near the convention center.
Downtown Phoenix
Look, wee Palm trees!

Thought this arch/walkway was different.
Downtown Phoenix

I'd love a pond like that in my backyard.
Downtown Phoenix

More interesting plants.  I'm sure I'll learn what they are eventually.
Downtown Phoenix

Got to go to Ikea and get my new chair/foot stool cushions...oh..eep...a view of my knitting/surfing/chilling corner of my craft/hobby room.
Guess I need to tidy up a bit ;)

What I really went down to do is meet up with these ladies at the TNNA trade show
Finally meeting IRL
(Carrie) Irishgirlieknits, me, and Stacey.  We all met via Knitty Coffeeshop years ago and have been following each others blogs, etc. since then.  Carrie was there to promote her Irishgirlieknits Designs and Stacey was working her company's booth.

I was so happy to finally meet these ladies IRL.  Got to have a few conversations with Stacey, she's just as I expected, fun and interesting to talk to :)  Carrie and I were roomies and I had the fun of being her own personal chauffeur.  You see due to her bad knee, walking a lot wasn't recommended.  We learned a lot about the one way streets in Phx ;)

I couldn't go "inside" the trade show as I wasn't a member/LYS owner/designer/etc. but just being able to spend the time relaxing, knitting and shopping was a nice break.  There was some good food, yarny purchases and quite a few sightings of other designers and other knitting celebs.

I enjoyed the entire weekend getting to know Carrie, chatting and learning a lot about the other side of designing.  You know all the hard work to not only design the patterns, but the work needed to get your patterns out there to the public. 

I hope we get to meet up again soon! Good luck with your surgery Carrie!


dianne said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm glad you were able to go and enjoy yourself :-)

Affiknitty said...

Lucky you! I would love to visit TNNA sometime. Looks like you had a great time with your friends.
As you can see I am catching up on visiting blogs and commenting after a too busy holiday season. I'm happy for you that it looks like a you are enjoying your new home and new hometown!

Lynn said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I agree, that walkway/archway is cool. BTW is that a February Lady sweater??