Timing is everything, isn’t it? After weeks of frenetic work in the studio to prepare for Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet (50lbs of yarn dyed in two days, anyone?), nights of help from friends and family, planning and packing and redesigning the booth… the eve of the festival is upon us. And when I woke up this morning, I realised right away that I am sick.
Sick sick sick. Hot-and-cold-shivering sick. Can’t-breathe sick. Another-cup-of-tea-please sick. Want-to-crawl-right-back-into-bed-thank-you-very-much sick. Oh crud. Timing… everything.
But today was set-up day, and so we set up the newly redesigned booth (How newly redesigned? Still building the fixtures this morning!). There’s five more tubs of yarn to hang up, but here’s how it looks so far…
I was exhausted by the time we finished! I could have happily crawled under that table and gone to sleep. I am honestly planning to take my teapot and keep it under the table, tuck up in its tea cosy, to keep myself supplied in healing cups of steaming hot tea all day. I don’t think I’ll make it through the day without them!
And because all the yarns are at the show, I will of course be closing the shop while we’re there. Timing, y’know. If you’re in the area, come and see us and meet all the yarns in person. And if you’re not, I’ll have the shop back up and running early next week — and I’ll be adding some of those lovely new yarns I’ve been dying in the last few weeks.
Oh and hey, if you’re on Twitter, keep an eye on the hashtag #pghkc for live updates from the show from me and lots of others — and to find out whether I’ve given up and curled up under the table with my cup of tea!