Yesterday Ed made his last batch of spindles, Swans, to add to the inventory. They were weighed, written on and coated with the first layer of finish today. Tomorrow afternoon Wanda will apply the second coat then let them dry until Monday.
In the past two months Ed also managed to make two walking wheels to take to Black Sheep. He brought them into the house Monday. Basic canvas tote bags were made for them this week. All the various bits and pieces of getting ready for a huge show are starting to come together. Inventory finished, DVDs burned and placed into the booklets, business cards printed and packed, the house sitter has stopped by for instructions and a key. Booth supplies have yet to be looked over to make sure everything is in order. Our goal is to be completely ready by Tuesday in order to have a day of relaxation and food prep before heading to Eugene on Thursday.
If you’re planning to come to Black Sheep Gathering pop on over to the Jenkins Yarn Tools forum on Ravelry to post a selfie on the BSG thread so we can all be on the look out for each other. Ed is much better at remembering faces than names. Wanda is sadly hopeless on both counts. 🙁
We hope to see you at BSG!!! Once it’s over and we’re able to catch our breath we’ll start sending spindles to our retailers as soon as possible.
Another Tour de Fleece is just around the corner. Please join TeamJenkins on Ravelry for the fun challenge of spinning along during the Tour de France bicycle race starting July 1. Check out the specs on our Ravelry forum. Moderaters, Homecraft (Sharon) and EWM (Evanita) brainstormed some terrific challenge ideas, the best is that this year you can spin a project that you’ve already started. Details on Ravelry.