Over the last several days, Susan has been carefully selecting yarns for the next pop up store and packing it in different stations around HQ.
The yarn is destined for Lexington for the Bare Naked Wools booth at Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival this weekend. We are super excited to be first-time vendors at this show! I’m fascinated by the process of how a booth comes to fruition and I always ask the girls for pictures as they pack. I figured you guys might be too, so here is how a booth gets ready for a road trip…
Susan decides on quantities (can you imagine? how would you choose!?) and pulls yarn from shelves
and tubs and organizes them into soft, packable bags
and then labels them neatly, so booth set up goes off without a hitch,
and all of these yummy, squishy bags get placed by the door so everyone can pack the van.
Susan decides on quantities of knitting patterns and David begins printing and sorting them
then Sarah sleeves them and organizes them into envelopes.
Sarah also packs samples from the trunk show, makes packages of buttons
and gets all the swag labeled.
While she was assembling packs of Vintage Knitspot Notecards, the girls had a brainstorm. Why not have a promo for this show?!
If you spend $100 in the booth, you’ll get a pack of notecards FREE! The notecards are images from Anne’s family photo archives featuring handknits knit by relatives in the 1930s.
There’s another promo as well! If you come by the booth and say PURPLE IS MY PASSION, you’ll get a free treat from us while supplies last, just for stopping by!
Anne will be at the show too! She has a meet and greet in the BNWs booth on Saturday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
see some of the trunk show samples and even get your Knitspot pattern autographed.
Anne also has a few openings left in her classes – Sweater Fitness and Beginning Lace Knitting – and even though online registration is over, walk-ins are welcome to register. Info here.
And, if Sweater Fitness students want to purchase sweater kits (such as Ivar, Bloch Ness, or build your own kit with a pattern here and yarn here) for class, we’ll deliver them to the classroom. Just purchase kit by midnight EST May 14 and make a note on your order for it to be hand delivered. We’ll throw in a set of notecards too if your order is $100 or over.
All the excitement about this show got me thinking the last two weeks, “I should go. It’s really not far from Detroit.”
In fact, it’s only 5 hours from Cleveland, about 6 hours from Pittsburgh and Chicago, and 3 hours from Indianapolis. It’s really a doable road trip for the weekend. Grab some friends and join us! We love to meet Knitspotters in person! If you still need a reason to push you to pack an overnight bag, how about the fact that NEW colors of Kent DK will be in the booth?
I hear you scurrying now. See you in Lexington!
**If you want to see lots more photos of the Journey to Lexington, check out the Facebook album here. Also, follow us on twitter here and Instagram here for updates about the show over the weekend and the road trip there and back.