In Chicago

Well I arrived in Schaumburg, a bit later than I hoped due to a frustrating closure on I-65 north of Indianapolis and 2 hours of detours to end up 38 miles further north when I got back on the interstate, but I digress. I got here about 3:15, dropped in at the hotel to check in and unload by bags, then headed over to the venue to set up as much as I could before they kicked us out at 6:00 p.m.

Here is what it looked like after all stuff was in the booth and fixtures were arranged.

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I got all of the stuff that goes on the tables and shelf put out and got one rack of yarn out before I had to leave for the night. Not too shabby for doing it alone for the first time. I figure it should take 2-3 hours to put out the rest of the yarn and hang all the knitted samples and signage today.

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This was how it looked when I left last night.

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I am heading out to the Whole Foods this morning to get provisions for the week. My hotel has a full kitchen so I can avoid eating out all the time. After that I will be going over to finish the booth and stay through for the opening night market preview at 5:00 p.m. I will show you my finished set up next time. You will notice a few changes to make it faster for me doing this solo. Oh, and in case anyone reading this is coming to the show, I am in booths 305-307 and would love it if you would introduce yourself. I love to meet my readers. :-)

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