When Vogue Knitting Live officially ends at 4pm on Sunday there is a mad rush by all the vendors to pack up their booth. Those who traveled to the show have to deal with the package delivery services once their boxes and pallets are ready. We locals dealt with getting all our stuff into a rental car on a snowy evening.
I took a couple of days off to recoup and then started an extended inventory. This means counting and reviewing yarn colors, knitting kits, project bags, and yes, even patterns. I'm running a bit behind with photos, but once they are done updates will happen in both shops, probably this weekend. Believe me, I am making sure that next year the photos are done before Vogue Knitting Live takes place.
I also review the comments and requests that customers gave me. Color-wise there will be new kits and new samples. There are many new ideas for bags that hold your knitting, crochet, and drop spinning. There will (finally) be new patterns. And of course I need to put an order in for more Koigu. A big thanks to Koigu for making sure I got more beautiful colors in time for the Vogue show.
It's a dreary summer Saturday so I've been catching up on errands and chores. I'm also getting ready to vend at the Smith Street Fun Day Fair tomorrow (June 26, 12-6pm)! Jennifer, the owner of La Casita Yarn Shop has graciously invited Marsha and I to set up our wares in booth in front of the store. And what are our wares? Marsha makes stitch markers and dabbles in jewelry. She has an Etsy shop named midnightscribbles. Her items appeal to the geek minded but they are fun for everyone.
I'm bringing yarn, kits, patterns and some appliquéd notebooks. I'm also selling projects bags, the drawstring type. The bags will be a new product for Chiagu. I really enjoy selecting and matching the fabrics, and then sewing the bags. The bags are lined and they run about 11" x 13" flat. I hope you like them. They'll be up on the website once I figure out how to add a category called "Bags".