lauren’s first fiber show

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lauren wrote this in the afternoon:

My name is Lauren and I’m the new design assistant here at KnitSpot working on social media graphics, advertising and some photos. I have really enjoyed the last few weeks of working here, everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. I’m currently a junior at Kent State University studying Visual Communication Design.




My first fiber show was a great success! I had a ton of fun meeting everyone that stopped by our booth and learning more about yarn, fiber, knitting and patterns. As someone who has no knitting background, I was very interested to see how everything worked and how the fiber was actually put together. The first day we were at the show, it started out as pretty overwhelming considering there were so many people around, but as the day went on I warmed up to the atmosphere and really enjoyed getting to socialize with the customers. As a graphic designer, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer and sometimes miss out on connecting with our customers face to face – so this was a great chance to get to talk to everyone, listen to what projects that have going on and what they’re interested in. Another thing I loved about the show was walking around and seeing how everyone’s booths and what they sell compared to what we sell at BNW. I learned so much about the different types of yarn, the different weights and how it matters what type you use for each pattern.




Thanks to Laura and Erica for making the weekend a blast and teaching me more about knitting and fiber, I asked them a lot of questions through out the weekend and they were sure to answer everything!

This show definitely made me want to learn how to knit; I think it would be great to sit in on one of Anne’s open knit nights here at the shop to try to pick up on some things. I’m excited to go to shows in the future, especially once I get the hang of knitting, I’ll get to shop more!

10 thoughts on “lauren’s first fiber show

  1. Welcome to Knitspot and, hopefully, knitting. Anne is one of the most talented designers and her approach to knitting is both creative and meticulous. Enjoy the ride!

  2. Wahoo! A new knitter! And I love the signage for BNK above the booth. Guess I need to get myself to a show that includes Knitspot.

  3. The booth looks great and it looks like you ladies were enjoying yourselves! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  4. Hi Lauren
    What a great way to start your career. I live in Minnesota, but I grew up in Kent and went to high school on the campus (there used to be a K-12 school on campus) so I always love to hear tidbits of news about my home town. Get that knitting going, you’ll love it and you can learn from the best!

  5. Welcome to the knitspot team. I am sure you will have fun and learn loads along the way. You are in the perfect place to begin your knitting journey too!

  6. Welcome to Knitspot Lauren. I just told Anne Wednesday night how impressed I was with the way you caught on so quickly. You’ll be a plus to the team. Looking forward to knitting with you on knit night.

  7. Welcome to the team, I hope you do learn to knit, I can’t imagine my life without it!

  8. what a great blog lauren; thanks for filling in during our trip to TNNA (which was awesome; more on that when i catch my breath). we are really looking forward to you joining us on wednesday nights, along with anyone else who would like to knit with us each week!

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