Big milestone for me and Fringe this weekend: I’m at StitchesWest! And not as an attendee. I’ve got a mini Fringe Supply Co. set up in the Sincere Sheep booth (that’s #944, people! come on down!) so I’m at the event as a vendor. I remember my first Stitches like it was yesterday. Which isn’t that impressive since it was only two years ago. I had just learned to knit, didn’t have any local knitting friends at the time, and decided to go to this thing I’d heard about — a knitting convention! I signed up for three days of classes, and I pulled into the parking garage the first morning and joined the throng of women entering the convention center. And I just remember thinking “What am I doing here? Who AM I?” It was such a completely foreign experience to me, and now here I am going in the back door and setting up my little shop.
So as I write this, I’m realizing I have a little Q for You: Do you go to knitting conventions or fiber festivals of any kind? And if so, what’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled to attend one?
I’ll look forward to reading your responses when I’m done with the show. And I’ll be posting updates here and there on the @fringesupplyco Instagram account throughout the weekend. If you’re at the show, please do stop by and say hello!
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