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Tiring but fun weekend

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on February 8, 2009

I’m so glad it’s Sunday so I can rest! I’m beat. Well, the Janesville Knit-in was a blast. It was nicely organized and full of helpful people. I was a bit worried about getting into my first event as a vendor, but it went well. I really enjoyed talking to everyone that stopped by, it was a nice group of women. Everyone was very encouraging, so in hind sight, I wish I had gotten more sleep and worried less! I’ll have to remember that for next time. :) I brought more then enough things for people to peruse and made lots of sales, even talked to a few stores about wholesaleing and teaching so that was a nice bonus.

I’ve got to send a big thank you out to my friend Pat who helped me set up, thank you Pat, couldn’t have done it with out you. :) My parents showed up at the end and were able to see my booth, that was nice too. Thank you all for making it a good experience!


I should also thank my wonderful husband, Jim.  He had to stay home with Hans who had surgery on his knee last Tuesday.  We’ve started calling him  “Gimpy” :) 

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the show.


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I love my Husband

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on January 15, 2009

He’s the best! Lots of things are happening. A vendor pulled out of the Janesville Knit-in and they asked me to vend this year instead. I’ve got 20+ days to prepare for it. I’m still working for the engineering company, teaching knitting for the good folks at Knitch and now this! How exciting right? well, my husband has been winding yarn for me while I’m doing other work. Isn’t that nice of him to suppore me like that? He’s a great husband. I’ve been dying up a storm to get ready and also plan to have undyed yarns and sell 34 colors of the professional dyes I use to make the blanks.

My friend’s are great too. All of them have been so supporting, so encouraging. I can barely stand it! :) Pat’s been helping me make the sock blanks on the knitting machine, bless her heart. Jean’s been helping me figure out what colors people will buy (and loaning me every dye pot she owns for my adventures). Cristel, Karen, Rose Ann, Sue, Arlene, Shirley, Lynn…… I love and appriecate you all. :) Damn, but life is good

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