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Looking back, looking ahead

I had another WONDERFUL show this past weekend. It confirmed my plan – next year I will do only 3 shows. Period. Chautauqua in July, Elmwood in August, and the Weavers’ Guild Holiday Show in November. (Of course both Chautauqua and Elmwood are juried shows so I have to be accepted.)

an example of my outdoor booth display

This made me feel good. Then I sat down this morning and realized that this means that for these three shows I need to weave 6-7 good scarves or shawls each month. According to my records, I only achieved that 4 of the 8 months this year. That gave me some stress. So I looked at last year’s records, and I exceeded that number 8 out of 12 months, so I know I can do it. I just need to focus more, I guess. Or organize better. Or something.

I sold almost all my new work, and now I really want to find some more of that yarn I used for the Snow & Ice shawl. Everyone who saw it was impressed. Here’s what it looks like:

cotton 'Snow' yarn

It’s a boucle, but then it has the little globs in it, which made the ‘snow’ part of that shawl. Anyone know what it’s called and where I can find it? Cotton, please. Do you think it’s like Henry’s Attic’s Queen Anne’s Lace yarn?

Gotta run, but can’t leave without showing you my melon error. Clearly didn’t catch this in time, and now I can’t move it out of the chain link.

trapped melon

7 comments to Looking back, looking ahead

  • Looks like some good eating to be had right by the chain link. I think that yarn is pretty darn close. I find it helps to look for stuff on Etsy and then ask if you find the yarn what it is…..

  • Congrats on a great show.

    From what I can tell in your photo it does look like Queen Anne’s Lace – I have just a tiny bit left so I went to look at it to be sure. It’s an off-white, not a bright white.

    • Peg Cherre

      Thanks, Cindie. I sent an email to Henry’s Attic, along with my photo, asking if they have a photo of their yarn not in the skein. Mine isn’t a bright white either.

  • Alma

    Oh, I’m SO glad Elmwood went so well! I love looking at the picture of your booth. I’d have to spend an hour or more playing in my mind with the colors and textures! You have it laid out perfectly!

    Your “bobble” yarn is so interested; I wish I could help. I run into acrylic yarn like that fairly often, and it does make up into very pretty items.

    Take it easy – you’ll get your mission accomplished. Don’t forget that you had a couple or three challenges this year that took up time – sick sister, moving daughter, etc. Thanks again for all your hours!

    • Peg Cherre

      Thanks, Alma. The photo is of a booth setup last summer – I didn’t get one this year. 🙂

      I have a lead on the possible yarn, so I’m hoping it’ll work out.

  • Alma

    BTW – The melon will probably taste wonderful – just have to be cut while still on the vine!

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