Monday, 8 March 2010

*Taptaptap* errr... Is this thing still on??

Well, so much for a post a day in February.  Never mind, eh?
I had *the* most awesome time at Textiles In Focus, and I will definitely be going back next year.  Highlights included:
  • About half of the my local spinning group showing up, at various times, saying, "I didn't know you did this!  Wow!!"
  • Selling out of drop spindles on the first day, and having to make more that evening.
  • Teaching a friend (Lorna!) from the knitting group to use her own, rather lovely, drop spindle.
  • Selling out of all my drop spindles for the second time whilst Lorna was grinning and squealing with delight behind the stall.
  • Being asked to teach drop spindling at TIF next year!
  • Having several people come past and tell me they'd found/been following this blog! Well hey, if you're still here, stop by and comment!
  • The hilariously knowledgeable lady who came past on Saturday, and solemnly informed her friend that, "Of course, you can't use these yarns for knitting with".  WTF?!
  • Persuading Pauline, the organiser, that the unused space next to my pitch would be perfect for a sociable spinning area next year.
Speaking of comments - I owe an apology to everyone who has commented so far.  I had the configuration of this blog set up wrongly, and they've been disappearing into the ether.  Technically, I suppose, I really owe everyone who commented a *reply*, but that seems sort of silly after a two-week absence. Mea culpa - and I'll try to do better in future.

Meanwhile, I suddenly realised yesterday that I haven't dyed anything for almost a month now.  Given that my next fair is only just a month away, I'd better get moving!!  (April 18th, here we come!)

Hmm.  Given that we woke up to a hard frost again this morning, do you think we'll want spring/summer yarns by mid April, or will we still be in the depths of winter?


  1. I'm glad I encouraged a sale or two! The stall looked fabulous, and I'm so glad everything went well :)

  2. And I'm glad I was able to enable your spinning! It was so, so, so much fun! :)

  3. Hi, Alison,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. The original photo was taken somewhere in Cornwall, if I'm to believe the order of the slides in the slide tray (it was between St. Michael's Mount and Tintagel). It was 1974, though, so my memory could be wrong, and the location North Yorkshire after all, because I did travel that region too. We have something in common - I was a technical writer for all my professional career before I dropped out of high tech to be a weaver...
    Cheers - Sandra

  4. How fabulous! So glad it all went so well.