Larry and I just returned from a really beautiful driving day -- through Ohio farm country to Wooster, Ohio, and the annual Great Lakes Sheep and Wool and Fiber Festival. More on that experience in another post, when I can show you some pictures. Suffice it to say that I bought 74 skeins of wool-alpaca made-in-Ohio natural yarn, to be dyed by ME. Now THAT is either courage or complete idiocy.
The topic that concerns me right now is the Third Coast Festival. I learned from a couple of people that there is a lot of at least mild confusion out there. Larry will be sending out letters with more information; the McGregor Conference Center, for instance, is an URBAN convention center. It has electricity (some have not been certain it did), it has WiFi, it has gorgeous lighting, it is NOT like a fairground. You do NOT have to leave two hours after the event ends. How these things get started I just can't imagine. But KNOW that you will get something from Larry very soon. We perhaps have relied too much on photos of the Center, which is very beautiful -- but perhaps the fact that it's smack in the middle of a lovely college campus has not come through clearly.
For those of you who have NO IDEA what I'm talking about: Have a look at the link on our website (http://www.artisanknitworks.com/) or just read some of the entries on this blog, beginning in early May!
Cheers. Will write about the Great Lakes festival after a night's sleep!!!