Yes, I did manage to get some shopping done on both Saturday and Sunday. Most Saturday though since there was plenty of help in the booth. I still need to photograph my purchases though. I did manage a trade of some yarn with Karida of Neighborhood Fibers. And I got to see Karida’s mom again. I met her mom for the first time this past spring at MDS&W. I also can’t forget Holly of Knit Happens was there helping out Karida in her booth. And Holly, I will be looking for your alpaca photo in the shop. (I am hoping to get down to the shop within the next two weeks. I really like Knit Happens but I just don’t get there as often as I should.)
Even though it was exciting to sell some of my note cards, it was not the most exciting thing about the market though. I managed to meet Jean Frost, Cheryl Potter of Cherry Tree Hill, and the infamous Sheri of the Loopy Ewe. (She even brought Loopy for the trip back East. Check out her blog to see where Gryphon stuck Loopy for the photo-op.) The best part was meeting Cat Bordhi!!!! Yes, the Cat Bordhi!!!! The one and only Cat of magical and mysterious sock patterns that make sense after knitting them.
The opportunity to meet Cat Bordhi made the drive and paying for parking worth it. Thank you Gryphon for managing to meet her on Friday and talk her into coming into the booth on Saturday.
Both Kate and Gryphon are updating their shops now after the show. I would really recommend checking them out. And if Kate has any of the Dragon berry colorway left, I would highly recommend snapping it up. I had asked her about a cranberry colorway and she went one better and created a nice wonderful rich red she calls Dragonberry. I will try to get a really good photo of my skein of lace weight and squishy sock soon.