Wow, what a whirlwind of a long-weekend!
Thank you to all of the generous shoppers who made my inaugural shop weekend a success! It looks like I’m going to have to buy more yarn to dye, and start treadling away at the spinning wheel daily… It’s so flattering to see that other folks like my yarn – I mean, I think it’s great, but I’m a little biased… 🙂
I sent out all the packages yesterday, after a minor episode of “running-around-screaming, waving-my-arms-in-the-air” type madness. It would seem that the New Englanders in this small town are very patriotic, and observe not only Columbus Day, but most of the prior weekend, by closing their shops. Andy was kind enough not to point out (though he did heartily agree when I mentioned myself) that I probably should have procured the proper shipping supplies before flinging open the doors to my shop…*blush* I thought it would be as easy as a quick trip to the store Saturday morning, if I even sold anything at all. So much for that thinking! I managed to find some boxes to use in place of the lighter (less expensive) Tyvek envelopes I wanted, and paid a bit out of pocket for the weight difference. You can bet I’m already better prepared for the next shipments!
My joy about the shop was dampered a bit by some proof that “the best laid plans so oft go astray…”
Due to an unexpected out-of-town training for Andy (work related, of course) and some newly arisen health issues that will keep my in-laws from coming to visit, I’m not going to be able to go to Rhinebeck this year.
I really just can’t bring myself to leave the dog to babysit the kids, and I don’t know anyone local well enough to ask. I’m disappointed, but my friend is still coming to visit from Alaska, so we’ll find some day trips to enjoy instead. We can maybe take a trip down to Portland, stopping at Spunky Eclectic along the way, of course, and do some leaf peeping. Perhaps I’ll even
force her into slave labor let her try her hand at wool dyeing with me!
In true knitterly style, I worked my way through the disappointment by starting new projects.
I started some “clog socks” to go with my favorite Danskos. I think the low-cuff will be very comfortable with them. They look very funny to me, with the short cuff perched on top of my long foot!
Though it’s usually very rare for me to knit a pattern in the yarn that is actually called for, I bought the Felted Tweed in “Watery” and cast on right away. I’m nearly done with the ribbing, and ready for the stretch of mindless stockinette.
The other projects are moving along as well, but I’ll spare you the photos that look strangely similar to the ones I took last week. Hopefully I’ll feel up to a more inspired post later on this week.
All for now.