It's Monday morning, and I'm picking up the pieces from another weekend of fiber fun at the Indie Fiber Arts Marketplace sponsored by the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl. The Marketplace was held at Slater Mill, one of my favorite venues.
For many it was the last stop on a 3-day yarn crawl. In addition to a nice selection of vendors the Marketplace had more to offer.
There was someone on hand to offer knitting help for those who needed it.
There was a yarn tasting sponsored by Berroco - a great way to sample some of their yarns.
There were prizes.
All kinds of goodies for crawlers who entered to win raffle prizes.
Alasdair Post-Quinn was on hand to sign copies of his book, Extreme Double-Knitting. There was also a silent auction of hand knit items to raise money for the Rhode Island Food Bank. And there were knitters just hanging out, doing their thing. As always it was great to see so many from the Rhode Island fiber community. I'm always inspired by their passion, energy and enthusiasm.
Today is Patriot's Day and Marathon Monday - a day off for many here in Massachusetts. I won't be taking the day off, but to celebrate I'm going to treat myself to a bit of focused knitting time.