I realize the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival was two weeks ago, but it’s taken me about that long to get back on track. I had been sick prior to the festival, got better for the weekend, and then got way worse when I got home. ?Then our computer, with all of my important files and photos on it, went D-E-A-D. Luckily Rich knows a tech guy at work who managed to save my beloved files, but I’ve lost all of the programs. Trying to get back to where I left off without falling asleep first, has been difficult.
Regardless, I can say I enjoyed my time at the festival. Met lots of neat people, talked up Knitter’s Fantasy, made a few sales, and bought some fiber for dyeing. I was quite pleased with my table set-up, although it was a bit crowded. This is all on a 4-foot table. I just kept rotating the braids around and encouraged people to dig through them. Though I did try to group them color.
I also had a three-tier folding bookshelf that I just bought to put at the end of the table. I needed something to display the bags of locks and it seemed to work qutie well. The crates are handy for storing and transporting the goods before being used as a display and I can stack them any way I want.
Ana (from Wren & Rita) had her table set up next to mine. She has the most adorable bags and needles cases. She and I swapped our goodies – some spinning fiber for this super sweet little zippered pouch. I really enjoyed the contrast between the inside fabric and the outside. But it was hard to choose from all her lovely prints.
I also bought a pound of Teeswater locks from Susan’s Fiber Shop. These are from her own sheep. They’ve got great lock structure and luster. I’m excited about dyeing them!