The past few days have been spent on some forward planning (as the saying goes).
After sorting through all the yarn and selecting that which we would try to sell at Fibres West Doug has spent the last few days breaking the large mill cones down into smaller quantities. I have an industrial cone winder so this is fairly painless, if somewhat boring, but makes nice tidy cones all of approximately the same size. Much easier to price when they are all within the same weight, plus or minus.
I also mailed my application to Circle Craft for their craft fair in November. Breath held, fingers crossed, etc., that all goes well with that. It's a significant investment in terms of cash outlay with no guarantee of selling enough to recoup the expenses of doing the show, never mind getting paid more than a few pennies per hour on my labour. :-/
But I make way more than I can possibly use or gift, so selling is required. Even if it is just cash flow that allows me to keep on weaving...besides, I have this stash that doesn't seem to ever diminish...
I also received an invitation to teach in the Seattle area and since I'm booked there in April of next year I suggested tagging on to that trip. We'll see if that works out or not.
The thing is, there are no guarantees. Workshops fail to fill. Books fail to sell. (Anyone want A Good Yarn: Rayon? Got lots.) Shows fail to bring in enough customers who want to buy your stuff.
But I can't do anything else than what I do. Weave. Write about it. Teach it.