|Jen1, Jen2 and Geri|
Upon arrival at our hotel, we checked in and lined up for the indie trunk show that was to take place in the ballroom from 5 to 9. Here we are at 4:32pm. The first 100 people got goodie bags. All of us got draw tickets for the doorprizes that had been donated by the vendors.
yarn shop owner from NJ organized a bus tour and had special bags printed for the occasion.
Color Purl hand-dyed gradients,
Vivid Fiber Arts had a beautiful display (with no posted prices).
White Birch Fiber Arts had lots of nifty self-striping sock yarn with samples on display.
The next morning we got up early to arrive at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in time to get a parking spot close to the gate. This is very handy to drop off purchases during the day and in our case, we met there to have our lunch which we'd pre-planned and kept in a cooler in the car.
We were fairly close to the beginning of the lineup. This was the lineup ahead of us at 8:22am. Gates opened at 9. It was absolutely no problem buying our tickets at the gate. We had $3 off coupons, saving the service charge had we purchased them ahead of time online.
Knitlandia, which will be coming out next February. We knew to make a beeline over to building B to line up for the event.
The other authors are also behind tables along this narrow area. I bet they were glad when Clara's crowd left.
Bijou Ranch had the most expensive ball of yarn I had ever seen. 1 ounce of vicuña yarn @ $300US! They also had 100% qiviut one-ounce balls for $167US. Eeek!
Another fibre artist specialized in needle-felted works. This is one she did with trees.
We had a full, busy day and were very glad to get back to the hotel. Then we spread our respective booty out on the bed. I didn't buy a lot of stuff - mostly hand crafted fiber or items. But was very happy with what I came away with.
And then it was all over. The Jennifers were very easy to travel with, get along with, and were lots of fun.
Jen2 is already off on another adventure for a couple of weeks and Jen1 and I are looking forward to a knitting retreat in November.