There were so many vendors. It was overwhelming. There was so much beautiful yarn, I wanted it all.
It was a very good show for me. There are a lot of people out there right now who are making potholders on the Hip to Be Square Looper Loom. And that makes me happy.
It was 6pm before the car was unloaded, and I was on my way home.
This was the weekend of the balloon festival, and there were several in the sky.
Some of them on their way down.
And some already on the ground.
Shows are hard work, and even though I did very well, it reminded me why I don't do them often. They exhaust me, for some reason.
Now I have to get back to work. Orders, weaving weekend coming up.
Lord, I need to clone myself.
Just a note: today, at the show, as the afternoon slowed down, I decided to try something different with the looper loom.
Instead of putting a looper on every nail, I put one on every other nail, and then when I did the second side, I wove the loopers on every other nail. What happened is that I made a smaller, softer square, that would make a perfect mug rug/coaster.
I took this quick picture just now to show you.
They also would be perfect if you sewed four of them together to make a hot pad.
The best thing is that each one took about 15 minutes to make, if that.
So if you have one, you might want to give it a try. If you want.
I saw lots of people I knew at the Fiber Festival. It occurred to me that some people just have to reinvent themselves every so often.
I know I've done it myself.
Sometimes it's just that curve in the road, and there's no way around it.
And now it looks like it might be another early night.