Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wisconsin Weather

At least Saturday wasn’t hot and rainy. 

It was however, really windy and pretty cold. 

The Bank across the street from where we vend, read a high of 53 at one point and I don’t think that last more than a couple of minutes.

I had Karie’s help with the set-up and that made it much easier.  It still took nearly 45 minutes to get it up and ready. 

Karie sat out and spun for a while, until her hands were too cold to feel the fiber and she was having too much trouble spinning.

I knitted for most of the show – on another Brattleboro - and switched to the drop spindle towards the end - as a change.

It was really slow again.  Maybe I should sell hot chocolate next week… 

Maybe iced sweet tea…

One never knows here in Wisconsin.

I can’t believe how exhausting this is though.

I never recovered from Wednesday, before Saturdays show time.  We came home so exhausted that I went to bed at 7:00 and slept for 12 hours.  Wow!

I haven’t done that for about 12 years, and I was really sleep deprived at that time too.  It happens so infrequently that it is very memorable. 

I should clarify…the sleeping 12 hours – not the exhausted.  I find myself exhausted more often.

Needless to say, 1:00 couldn’t come soon enough. 

As glad as I was to see 12:30, Karie was even more excited.

She came out of hibernation from the truck cave and was very eager to sink her teeth into something.

At the point where I mentioned “picking up slowly.”

Karie grabbed another gear and was into overdrive before I could get my engine started.  (I was still cold and stiff from standing out in the cold all day.)   

I carried one packed container to the truck and before I knew it, I turned around and the tent was half down and I hadn’t put any of the merchandise away.  

Now the hurricane force winds were whipping through the vending booth and everything is out and exposed.

So – with husbandly caution – I tried to slow her down and get her focused on protecting the yarn before dropping the canopy.

I really was glad that she was there to help, but I am starting to reconsider what I am doing here, and hoping for some direction. 

I hope when Karie reads this she isn’t still cold from the day and finds humor in it. 

Otherwise it will be a long lonely summer for me and I will be down to only two followers. 

Wish me luck. 


  1. To defend myself, I wanted to get the h..l out of there. The wind was whipping the sides so I thought, heck if I remove the sides, it would be better. It was sort of funny to watch Mark not yell at me. Never tell a woman that she only goes in slow motion or you might regret those words. :)

  2. I'm sure as the weather warms up and is more consistently sunny, Karie will be more than happy to continue going along with you. You'll have everything to a streamlined routine before long. Is there room for Karie's workshop loom to go along, too?
    I'm enjoying your posts very much. Keep up the good work!