Sunday, December 03, 2006


I'm glad that that is over! It was really great to be at the Christmas Choice at Mem Hall show, but it was a different routine than I am used to at the Artist Market. The set up that I use at the market didn't work as well here. I would have prefered to be behind the table. I also had less space to work with. And we won't even talk about the door. I also had a major sugar crash near the end of the show and when that happens, it not good news. I had not thought about bringing something to eat because the market has The Happy Baker right there, should the need arrise. I know mem hall has no food venue, but you know what routine is like. In any case, now I can relax a bit. There were about 24 exhibitors and the crowd was not what was expected. It was really nice in that it was only 4 hours and not 3 days. I did well, but not as well as last year, which had been an exceptional year. Mira came with me and she did fantastic! She sold her seahorses and flowers. Everybody was quite amazed at her talent. I have 3 markets left before Christmas and after I take my black scarf off the loom, I shall be done weaving for sale. I may have a few Christmas things to work on, but the big pressure is OFF!

Here is my gal helping to set up.

And here we are, all set up. I meant to take some more pictures of the hall because it is really a beautiful building (dark wood paneling, stain glass windows) but...chalk it up to low blood sugar and loss of brain function.

And I would also like to take this moment to thank Jo. She had talked about a sock book, Knit Socks! one day and when I commented that I had seen it at the library and though that it was great, she offered me her spare copy! Of course I say YES! And a little bit later, it arrived in my mail box. Knitters are such a wonderful, generous group of people!

I have chosen my pattern and have my yarn ready to go. I had meant to use this yarn for a lace sock pattern, but I STILL suffer from lace fear. I hope that I do fine with my chosen pattern. It actually calls for Lorna's Lace's Shepherd Sport. Which is what those two beauties are. If the pattern is totally lost because of the dyed colour, then I will just knit plain. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I know that there are some of you who can knit socks in your sleep. I am not among that number. I can set up a loom and weave like that , but I need all of my marbles when I pick up those pointy sticks.

Thanks again Jo! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

As for me... I'm off to bed. It has been a long day.


margene said...

No wonder Mira's flowers sold...they are beautiful.
You'll get better at socks the more you knit them. Socks are my fall back knitting and I love to have one at the ready to carry around. Hope you haev an easy and enjoyable time heading up the Holidays!

amanda said...

Yay for Mira! I think it is awesome you're encouraging her creativity and letting her sell things at craft fairs!

Anonymous said...

I asked Mira recently if she was interested in doing a bit of experimenting with clamation, and she was keen, so I'll be getting her a copy of iStopMotion soon. She'll be making clamation shorts soon. I can't wait to see what she does with this. The kid has an imagination that never ceases to amaze me.

Mira's papa

Anonymous said...

Sheesh. That should be "claymation". She's not working with clams.

Leigh said...

My but you're a busy bee! Your display looks lovely and congratulations to Mira!