Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Up For Air

Oy, it's been a while.  Since my last post about TNNA prepping (and fretting), I've been doing nothing but make markers and fill orders from the show.  Those orders are pretty much wrapped up, and now I'm prepping (and fretting) about two upcoming shows that I'm actually really looking forward to -- SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) and IKL (Interweave Knitting Lab).  Both are smaller, intimate shows, which gives us vendors more opportunities to meet and chat with the attendees.  This will be my first time vending at SOAR, where I'm hoping my spinning fibers will be well received.  Because of the nonstop marker and fiber production, there's not a whole lot new, but I thought I'd pop up for air and share a sneak peak at a couple of things that will debut at SOAR.

First, a new Ringlets colorway:

"Tahoe," a mix of blue, green and brown, inspired by the lake, forest and mountains of Lake Tahoe, where SOAR will be held at the end of this month.  I like the dark, rich colors in this mix, and it's perfect for fall.

On the fiber front, I'll be bringing these beauties:

"Steppe" is a blend of cashmere and baby camel.  It's not really new, but it's been quite some time since I've made these big, soft pillowy batts.  They're usually my first blend to sell out, so get to the booth early!  I'll also be bringing several new and interesting pin-drafted roving blends.

SOAR and IKL are my last two shows of this year (phew!).  I hope to see you at one or both.

SOAR:  October 25-27, Tahoe City, CA
IKL:  November 1-4, San Mateo, CA