November 5, 2011

T-Minus Two Weeks


Well my darlings, it is now exactly 2 weeks until the Craft Fair and I am just left with one question...

What on earth was I thinking?!

I have SO MUCH to do. I am knitting Christmas Ornaments like a madwoman (pattern to come.. uh.. at some point before Christmas. It's really cute. You'll like it). 

I am trying to crank out a few more scarfs and small things.

I'm debating if I have time to finish the green Anniversary mystery shawl.

I feel like I don't have nearly enough finished things to take.

I think I will stop/slow down the knitting the week before in order to do the prep that needs to be done like:

-Putting sewn-in labels on the things that require it.

-Put price tags and info on everything.

-Catalog/Inventory everything that is going.

-Work on displays and gather all the things I'll need (like business cards, calculator, receipt books, etc.)

-Pick up something for table cloths. I'm thinking large sheets, so they will cover the tables, be finished, and I can use them later. They're also a heck of a lot cheaper than actual table cloths.

-Take pictures of everything for the blog (of course) and an order book.

I found out last week that we are not getting just a table, but a full 10' x 10' booth which TOTALLY screwed up my plans for layout. I'm happy about it, yes, but now I have to rework everything in my head. I do believe this will give my sister and I a good opportunity to lay out better. For example, I am thinking of taking our small round table and dedicating it to shawls since I will have the space, and we'll be borrowing some stand-up panels from my dad to display Rachel's pictures.

We'll be doing a "dry run" here in the next week or so, so we can layout before we get there.

I am supposed to be receiving a letter with all the important information like load in times, etc. but it hasn't arrived yet and for someone who likes to have particulars WAY in advance, it's a little frustrating. But I will just be as prepared as I can so that it won't matter.

I have so many finished things to show you all! You'll wish you had never hit the "follow" button. ;)

Well, off to more knitting! Just wanted to let y'all know what's going on around here.

Have a wonderful weekend,


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I can't wait to see everything all finished. Good luck and don't work to hard.

ArtyMarti said...

Wow, you must be the world's fastest knitter. Good luck with that.

Farm Girl said...

Count to ten you will be okay.
I know you, you do always manage to get things done.
I can't wait to see how things look,
I agree with Marti in the above post,
you are the worlds fastest knitter.

MarmePurl said... least now you have a written down to-do list! Breath deep and don't forget to eat and rest. It will all be so much fun. I so look foward to seeing all the finished work.

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