I had so much fun at the Spitalfields Market a couple of weeks ago. It was one of those cold, grey London days when being undercover at a market is just the right thing.
I got to meet lots of new people, and particularly exciting was meeting ravellers “in real life” for the first time. It’s always amazing to make face to face contact with people you’ve interacted with on the internet.
One of my favourite aspects of doing a market stall is getting to know the other stallholders. I love learning about the stories behind their products and hearing about their experiences. As usual, my stallholder neighbours commented on how “dedicated” knitters seem to be (I think that was a polite way to say yarn-obsessed) and I couldn’t really disagree. I completely love the knitting community and wouldn’t have it any other way.
I also had lots of friends pop down (which was great not only for company, but also to give me the chance to get some lunch!) but my only regret was that I didn’t get a chance to go shopping at the other stalls myself. We were part of the 70 stalls designated for the We Make London designer-makers, so there was no shortage of creative goodness to check out.
One of my friends came along and helped to ensure that my displays were all nicely colour co-ordinated…
I had plans for doing a giant Etsy shop update after the market, but I got the sudden news that my landlord wants her flat back, so I’m currently doing a mad dash trying to put my life in to boxes. I’ll be moving house next weekend, so there will be new stock in the shop once I’m unpacked. I’m moving to a very creative part of London, opposite another knitter, so there should be lots of knitterly things coming up!