Thursday, October 9, 2008

A much needed rest.

Ever find out the hard way, when you have too much of a good thing? I first discovered it living on my own for the first time. When the half gallon of ice cream in the freezer is empty, that means YOU ate it ALL. After that rude awakening, I quit buying ice cream.

Many months passed between that fateful day with the ice cream scoop and the day I got my spinning wheel. Since then, it has been love at first sight. I may have even said I love spinning more than knitting. (gasp!) Of course, that comes from my generational issue of instant gratification. I want everything, and I want it yesterday. Spinning allows me that. And I turned that love into a business. As part of that, I signed up for my very first exhibition - a craft fair!

The West Islip Country Fair holds their shindig annually on the library fairgrounds. I've been going since I was a youth, and this was my first foray as an exhibitor there. I spent the three weeks prior to the show, building inventory. (Read : Spinning. Day and Night. All weekend. Washing. Drying. Skeining. Labelling. Oy.)

It's really hard to spin on command. I like to feel inspired by the fiber, let it tell me what it wants to be. I didn't get that this time though. It was spin, spin, spin. All spun out.

I did have a lovely little setup though!

By the way, my craft fair banner was made by Wilson Graphics
and I would recommend him to EVERYONE in need of a craft fair banner or other vinyl banner. He was quick, great to work with, and reasonably priced.

Ok and check this out. I actually sold yarn!! I didn't think I would! The venue was all sorts of wrong for my craft, people wanted stuff already done, but a few people were really interested. All in all, it was fun, but tiring.

So I took a spinning break. Now I spin when I want again. And, I've been knitting. A whole lot. Lots of little instant gratification projects. We can talk about that later though. :)


Annie said...

Your setup is so cute! You'll be working for yourself - and only yourself (well, yourself and your yarn customers!) - way before you know it! XOXO

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, C, it's lovely!! i must know where you got your hanging stander thing-a-ma-jig...