Slater Mill, and I'm really excited and nervous about it. This week was nuts and I'm just hoping that I haven't forgotten anything. I printed up 10 of my best patterns, and put them all into page protectors. They're all in a 3-ring binder with a cover that shows the prices ($5.50 each or 2 for $10, which is a price break on most of my patterns). I ordered a banner (which my loving husband picked up for me today). I picked up a locking cash box and got some change. I'd forgotten the roll of quarters, but I was able to pick one up at the customer service dept of my supermarket. I came home and rounded up all my samples (including the one that Daisy helped me out with...thanks Daisy!). I picked up some tags to label my samples with (but I forgot to put them on, lol). Naomi let me borrow some leg models, a hat stand, and a hanging sweater form, plus a receipt book (which I'd forgotten). I also just realized that I don't have a rope for my banner (sigh). I've got everything together in a bag and ready to go for tomorrow. Let's just hope that I remember to grab it on the way out the door to church tomorrow ;) My Cocky sock sample is no where near complete, but it's far enough along for people to be able to see what it should look like.
I'm exhausted and I've got a 10 page paper due on Tuesday. I worked the entire yarn crawl weekend so I didn't get to go see any of the shops that I visited last year. Thankfully, lots of those people came into the shop and I got to chat. Knitters had amazing shawl/sweaters/cowls on. I saw lots of projects that I now wish I had the time to cast on, lol. And the coolest part?...people came in and told me that they actually read this blog :) I met people who follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, or subscribe directly to the blog. Some recognized me from my patterns. Some recognized my name. All were genuinely lovely people. Hopefully I'll be as well received at Slater Mill. See you there!