I spent Friday morning making the final preparations for the craft fair on Saturday. I packed my largest suitcase full of supplies: baskets, label maker, Styrofoam heads (with custom stands crafted by Sweetie), tape, scissors, a knitting wip, bags, tissue paper, and more. In my car I had a table, some camp chairs, an orange chrysanthemum, some fake pumpkins, and some real cornstalks. Those things are a mess, but worth it to create that autumnal feel in our booth.
Putting it all together on Saturday morning was a little hectic, but NutmegKnitter and I (with the help of TheatreKnitter) ended up with a great booth. We were fortunate to have a clear, sunny day even though it was a bit chilly. That fall chill probably made people even more interested in our warm wool accessories!
It was satisfying to see all of my work laid out on a beautiful table in the fall sunshine. This day was the culmination of many ideas for both NutmegKnitter and myself. From brainstorming ideas over knitting at Stitch ‘n Bitch to designing and knitting original neckwarmers, it was a challenging creative process. I had to push myself through the roadblocks of boredom, knitter’s block, sore hands, and the temptation to start other projects. But in the end I am so glad that we did this, and proud of the results.
And as a reward for all that hard work, a trip to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck was in order. More on that next time…for now I need to go get a hot drink, rest, and wipe my nose–being outside for two days straight took its toll!