Holy cannoli, Batman. It’s been a minute since I’ve sat down to this blog.
A few huge developments have happened in the land of Roman Hills (this sounds far more exotic than it actually is). One, we were in a couple of blogs.
Well, one, back in December, I was interviewed for Knitnook, and since then I’ve decided that Kristin has to has to help me design my own knit nook here in my steadily shrinking apartment. Ya see, between the boys and the business I may have to move myself into my walk in closet – *everything* seems to be growing around here! Check out her blog as she’s since interviewed some *briliant* individuals and her aesthetic is delicious.
A very talented film maker, for some strange reason, thought that she wanted to actually *film* us speaking! Thank bejaysus for her editing skills – it appears that we’re actually able to speak in full sentences. The result is that Knit York City started her new video series and it truly is beautiful and sweet. See below – she’s honestly great.
Knit York City
Finally, the immensely talented Megi Burcl used our yarn in a pattern that was featured in this year’s Knitscene Accessories! Her Lokken Kercheif uses East River Skyline, a self striping that is measured to achieve the look of this kercheif – please note, though, that most self stripings will work for this pattern! It is intuitive and beautiful, and an absolute pleasure working with her.
Is this not BEAUTIFUL?!? LOVE!
That, my dears, is Roman Hills in print. I have also, as it turns out had a huge month.
I’ve just gotten back from TNNA. The weekend was like a dream, really. I couldn’t have anticipated that people would be *as* nice to me as they were. It’s hard when you go into these things on your own – you don’t know what to expect if it’s your first time. I was absolutely the greenest dyer there that I ran into, and it’s pretty well intimidating to be faced with your own inexperience when going into a huge tradeshow like this. My anxiety was unneeded, however. I happen to fall in with the most welcoming group of people that the industry has to offer.
The publications, the designers, the fellow dyers – I’m so humbled and flattered and just…FANGIRL about meeting all of them. And more to the point, hanging out with them and getting to know them! It is no exaggeration that more than once the *squee* threatened to leave my lips in loud, ear-piercing tones. I, somehow, found it in me to keep it together. I’m sure they thank me for that. And I in turn thank them for their welcome, their patience, and their interest in getting to know me and my yarn.
AND SOME OF THEM EVEN KNEW WHO ROMAN HILLS WAS BEFORE I EVEN SAID ANYTHING!!!! Can you *imagine*?!?!?!?
Whew. This is a very long post. Let me sum this up by saying the past several months have been a rollercoaster of epic proportions. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve nearly passed out from disbelief, but looking to the future now I am filled with unbridled excitement and anticipation. There are big things on the horizon, boys and girls. I’ll announce them when I can, but meanwhile, hold on to your hats. And bear with me as I stop every so often to try to process it all!