Monday, February 09, 2009


Live and in person

Stitchjones finally got her act together and took it on the road! Here is my "booth" at the Newport Spin-in last Saturday.

This being my very first fiber event as a vendor, I know my space looks woefully inadequate. I didn't think of such things as table covers, which I will certainly have for next time. And lots more product! I was so preoccupied with getting such things as the banner (which looks a lot nicer IRL than in the photo), display shelves for yarn, literature rack for patterns, etc. that I didn't think of key things to bring. Even so, the well-attended event was a success for Stitchjones. Folks said extremely kind things about my dye work, and I met a lot of new people. I had an awesome day, and here was the best part of it, IMHO.

Mr. Stitchjones, aka my husband Jason, strummed beautiful music all afternoon that was enhanced by the whir of spinning wheels and the acoustics of the fairgrounds exhibit hall. I sold about a half dozen skeins of fiber, and the Glam Sock and Titanium Sock were also good sellers. Stitchjones plans to be a vendor at a couple of events in the Pacific Northwest in May, Sock Summit in August and the Flock & Fiber Festival in September. If you're there, I hope you'll stop by and say hi!

The other thing is, I've been on the computer all day going meshugga. Check out Phat Fiber's blog entry today. Could you die?! Woo Hoo! Trying to land my plane enough to settle down and do some dyeing. The trip to Newport and back, not only the trip and the event but the prep work leading up to it, sure took it outa me. Yesterday I sat in my knitting chair, knitted and watched continuous episodes of "Big Love". Totally hooked on that show, it's whack but it sure is entertaining.

Talk about your wild rockstars...here is the scene at the Comfort Inn in Newport the night before the Spin-in. I priced all the sock yarn, then turned in by 9:00 pm. A real breakneck pace, yo!

I had the date totally wrong for my mother-in-law's surgery. She actually had the hip replacement operation on Friday and came through it very well. She will be in the hospital another day or two I think, then they'll transfer her to a convalescent center. By the time we get up to Spokane next Sunday night, she should be home.
That's about it for this time...there really wasn't much opportunity to visit the beach and take photos this trip. I like being a fiber event vendor though, I learned a lot and want to get better at it. I'll pop up again later this week like a prairie dog, maybe with a newly dyed goodie or two to show ya.

Congratulations on your successful weekend! Loved the PhatFiber interview too!
Woo Hoo! What a week you've had! Congratulations!
Congrats on the show! I know you were a hit!!
Congrats on both the show and the awesome PhatFiber interview! I've been flashing that gorgeous blue Glam Sock to rave reviews.
Wow, look at all that yarn, congrats on your success!!
Please let Jason know that I noticed his music all afternoon and completely enjoyed it!
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