Thursday, September 30, 2010

One week and counting

The Maple Grove Community craft fair is one week away.  I'm ready, on several fronts.  I'm tired of knitting things that I "hope" will sell.  I want to work on my Yggdrasil again, but can't until after the craft fair.  I keep thinking, one more thing, one more skein spun up.  I love what I'm making but I'd like to settle down and finish the great gray beast. 

I have about 30 skeins of hand spun to bring.  There is a variety of sizes and amounts and type of fiber.  But when I look at the picture I see a lack of reds, yellows and oranges.  I just finished a perfect fall orange so that is covered, but I really need to branch out from my love of moody blues and greens.  I love them, but I think I need to change up the color scheme.  That being said, I'm very happy with my yarn.  And if you look to the left of the picture, that is all my odd bits and bobs of left over singles spun with the last left over singles.  I started doing just white with another left over single, but then I just went to town and I didn't worry about what they looked like, I just mashed them together and have been pleasantly surprised with the results.  The yardage varies on those, some only 30 yards, but others up in the 60-80 yards.  I'm thinking of different ways of marketing those odds and ends.  Ideas?

Then I move on to the knitted up stuff.  Emily laid everything out.  I'm happy with the variety of things, would have liked to have more, but it is what it is.  I work full time, take care of my mom and my girls, and knitting and spinning are on the edges right now.  I will share a booth with my friend, so between my knitted things and my yarn along with her beautiful linens, I think our booth will be filled.  Oh you can see the orange yarn I just finished, still on the bobbin, waiting to be wound off on my niddy noddy.  And the plethora of clickers next to my spinning chair and on the edge of my bed.  One for the fan/light, and the other two for the tv.  I couldn't get the tv to agree to work on just one clicker.  I caved and it is just as easy for me to use them as is.  At least I got the tv hooked up and ready!

This weekend will be spent labeling all my yarn, making sure the ends of my stuff is woven in and price tags put on.  Then a week from Sat. let the fun begin.  If any readers are in the metro area, I'd love to have you stop by my booth, there just might be a wee surprise for my readers! 

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