Well, we are back from Fibre East and have recovered from the busy weekend. We had a great time catching up with supporters and meeting new ones.
I was there all day on Saturday and Clare all day Sunday and quite a good chunk of Saturday too. I had a great time, even though it was scorchingly hot. I was ever so grateful that our part of the marquee had a “window” in it, so we did manage a little bit of a breeze. The “window” also set off our shawl samples really well, which were blowing in the breeze on a washing line, with the sun shining through the lace stitches.
As usual, we were helped by an army of supporters on both days. I would like to give special thanks to Liz (aka Lzi on Ravelry), who drove Clare, me and all our stuff to Bedford, helped us set up and did a stint on the stand, and helped to pack up (make the stall rain safe) before driving me all the way home again! I would also like to thank Judith (Jude00) and Mandy (Millywipstash) for helping set up and for folding lots of patterns and Jo (aka Shinybees) for helping on the stand, not forgetting Jane (ProbablyJane) who was a big help at the end of the day. I’m sure that Clare would like to thank lots of people too and will probably do that in the comments below!
It wasn’t all fun and catching up, we also raised over £460 for MSF – all in the name of yarn!