Posted by: Mare F | November 30, 2011

A day at the craft fair.

The past week has flashed past me in an alarming way. I do hope that everyone had a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving. Were you brave enough to venture forth on Black Friday? I was not, but I’ve heard of some amazing savings that were had so bless you if you did go shopping.

November 19th was the annual Vo-Ag Craft Fair at Regional School 7 in Winsted, CT. I believe that this was my fourth year attending and it just keeps getting better and better every year. There is a huge assortment of vendors and talent filling both gyms and part of the cafe so beginning one’s Christmas shopping is not a hardship at all. I tend to run out of money before I run out of delightful items to buy.

The past few weeks have been spend knitting and felting hats for this show. Last year I ran out of felted hats about half way through the day, but this year I managed to make more than I needed which is lovely for my online studio at ArtFire: . Updating the studio will be this afternoon’s project once the pot of chowder is on the stove simmering. Scarves woven of novelty yarns were a big hit and so were ribbed hats made from Lion’s Brand Homespun yarn. Keeping warm and fashionable this winter seemed to be the theme which makes perfect sense as our first nor’easter was in October.

As usual I met some wonderful people. My spinning wheel accompanied me since I thought with 6 hours of show I would be able to get some practice time. This brought  my first new acquaintance, a local woman who spins and loves to help others learn. It was a very informative 15 minutes and I look forward to seeing her again soon.

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