BTS = Behind The Scenes, an acronym we use at Emmaus Walks for the go-fers
And, here are some shots from BTS at Stitches Midwest and, yes, Tom was definitely the “go-fer” and we couldn’t have done it without him.Â My thanks to the whole team that helpedÂ man the Knitting Today booth, Claudia from Yarn Sisters for Zealana, Karen and Patti from Knit Happy, Chuck and Deb from Stonehedge Fiber Mills.Â My hope is they had a great time meeting all the knitters that came through and have had a chance to rest their feet and legs by now.Â
Tom setting up
And where is Lea-Ann?
Â From the back aisle you see the Noni Designs as well as the Heritage Spinning and Weaving and other Shepherd’s Wool samples:
the view coming around the corner was Shepherd’s Wool:
Walking around to the inside is another view of Shepherd’s Wool and on the back wall is the spinner rack full of Shepherd’s Wool Fingering.Â Next to the fingering is a better view of Y2Knit’s Seven-Eighths and Winter Ball Scoop Cami (check Ravelry for their knitalong)
Back to a view from theÂ aisle, on the left isÂ Y2Knit’s Seven-Eighths and Winter Ball Scoop Cami followed by the Zealana Kia Ora Kiwi and Kauri and in the middle is the Knit Happy bags and tumblers with the Gathered Totes on top of the yarn
On the back right of the booth is the Zealana Eco 2020 on the top and ZealanaÂ Kia Ora rimu on the bottom with the Windy Hills Alpaca from a farm in OhioÂ to the right.Â The models shown are on the left: Eyelet Cardi by Chic Knits knit in Kauri fingering; Laguna knit inÂ Rimu DK, Â on top is the Grommet bag and the Watermelon Tote, and on the far right with the long row of buttons is Noni’s new cardigan pattern.
On the right of the booth, weÂ featured Willow by Zealana, a cashmere/merino blendÂ yarn that feels luscious and we have Knit Happy mugs lined up next to the checkout
After all this set-up, here’sÂ Tom:
And a big thank you to the three more helpers:Â Deb and Chuck from Stonehedge Fiber Mills and Claudia from YarnSisters representating Zealana yarns:
Here’s the gang, Karen, Patti, Tom, Lea-Ann and Claudia:
Â And, we did catch Tom smiling once or twice — he’s holding the Kiwi bird covered in Possum Fur:
Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of our booth at Stitches Midwest 2009!Â Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment, you never know when I’ll do a drawing for some goodies!!
6 thoughts on “BTS at Stitches Midwest”
Looks like a lot of work and so much fun! I can’t believe all the new stuff you have. I have to get to the shop some time in the next week. See you soon.
Lea-Ann, the booth looked fabulous! I hope you sold a ton of yarn.
What a great booth! I love seeing these shots as I have yet to make a Stitches!
Everything looked great! Hope everyone has recovered from the weekend? The store also looks great with all the new displays and all the pretty yarns.
Wow! All that luscious yarn . . .yum! and the booth looks so inviting.
This was my second year to attend Stitches Midwest and it was nice to see Knitting Today there. Lea-Ann, Tom, and helpers did a great job setting up the display, looked like they had done this once or twice before. I was there on Friday and it was obvious they all were having a good time and happy to be there. The booth was on a corner which gave customers space to go in, browse, talk, and make their selections. One other nice thing I observed was the number of samples that were on display. I give the booth an A+. Thanks for all your efforts.