So the Kiddo and I have been trying to settle into some form of routine. The first week into the summer break was pretty much a free for all in which I just let the Kiddo have fun and enjoy the much needed freedom from everything. But now it's time to buckle up and get into a routine because this knitter has stuff to accomplish. Like building stock.
I'm sure a lot of you are aware and/or even following the news of what's going on with the Canadian postal service and the possible strike/lockout. The deadline was supposedly July 2nd (Saturday) but from what I read this morning there is currently no work stoppage and no 72-hour notice has been filed as of yet. These past few weeks Canadian dyers and fellow
enablers knitters have been scrambling to find different means (so far that means UPS) to ship their goods to their customers, many have put their Etsy shop on vacation mode.
I thought long and hard about what I was going to do. In the end I've decided to put my shop on vacation mode too and will re-open at the end of August, if the strike/lockout has ended by then. In the meantime, I'm going to use this time to concentrate on building up my stock and trying out new ideas because this August I'll be a vendor at Fibrations!!
It will be a little different this year as I'll be sharing a booth with my awesome sauce friend, Arika, who will be offering up a variety of goods for both knitters and non-knitters alike! It's going to be fun! Fingers crossed that I can plan out a good schedule that will allow me to get as much sewing and knitting done without sacrificing a proper summer break (and fun!!) for the Kiddo. I can do this. I can do this.
I'll post an official "event reminder" later on this month that will also show a photo of what I will be donating for the fundraising 'Toonie Raffle' (a "Toonie" is a $2 coin for you non-Canadians). For now, here are the details about the event. If you are in the area, or if you're planning on visiting the island during this time, I hope you will check out Fibrations. And if you do, please stop by our booth and say hi!
:: Fibrations ::
August 21, 2016
From 10am - 4pm
The Fairfield Gonzales Community Place
1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC
For more information about the event and for a complete list of vendors, please check out the Fibrations website.
♥ Hope to see you there! ♥