Sunday, February 25, 2007

1 down 4 to go

One craft show down and 4 to go. These shows are a lot of work to set up and tear down but so worth it. I get to meet so many knitters and see lots of old friends. What a great job I have hanging out with knitters all day who love yarn as much as I do. My Mom and Dad helped me so much this weekend. Mom helped me sell yarn and Dad talked to the bored husbands. We had a good time.
I taught my course and it went OK. I could have used a lot more time but I gave a crash course in Fair Isle, Cables and Intarsia in 45 minutes. Seemed like everybody got something out of the course. At least they went home with a bunch of free patterns to try the methods. Not much time to actually knit.

Brenda stopped by my booth and was wearing her new cardigan she made with Malabrigo. It is really nice. You can read about it here.
My next show is in Victoria this weekend at the Victoria Conference Centre. I will be in Booth #70. I will have a sign on my booth so I should be easy to find - I will be the booth with the very colourful sock yarn. The booth is open 9 am - 6 pm March 2 -3. Hope to see lots of Victoria friends and knitters. If you are coming to the show and have any special yarn requests email me at shelmack@telus.net
Here is a list of the next shows we are in
May 11-12, 2007 - FibrefestInternational at the Tradex in Abbotsford BC.
This one is going to be great. I am looking forward to seeing lots of old friends and of course making new ones.
June 8-11, 2007 - Victoria Fibrefest - We are sponsoring this event and you will see our name Fun Knits everywhere in connection with this event.
Friday night June 8th - Fashion show sponsored by the Victoria Knitters Guild
Sat. June 9th will be classes and a Yarn Crawl to all the local shops. I will be teaching a beginner sock knitting class from 1-4 on Sat.
In the evening Beehive Yarn Shop in Victoria is sponsoring the Yarn Harlot. Stephanie will be speaking and signing books. I am looking forward to meeting her. I have never heard her speak so this will be fun.
Sun. June 10th will be the Knit Out at Saxe Point Park in Esquilmalt 10 am - 4 pm. I will have the Fun Knits Tent full of sock yarn again this year. Pray for Sun!!!!!!
August 15-18 - Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival - I will have a booth in the Merchant Mall again this year. Last year was a lot of fun so I am sure it will be great again this year.
Then we are taking a holiday. I think we will need one by then.

1 comment:

Uli said...

Brenda's cardie looks great. Looks like I'll see you a few times this year:

#1 - of course the Fiber Fest in Abbotsford (and I'm serious.... if you'd like some local help.....)

#2 - might try and come over to Victoria - Brenda and I were talking about me walking on the ferry and her picking me up (a possibility)

#3 - we're coming over to the Island (most likely) around the 1st week of August. Making Parksville our home base and coming up to visit.

Yeah........ summer of yarn!!!