Before I start writing about Knit Nation, today we went through the 10,000 hits barrier on our blog today, so thank you to everyone who reads the blog and has supported us in our endeavour.
Today was the longest day of Knit Nation with the marketplace being open until 8pm. Our day started when we arrived at Imperial College at 9am for a cooked breakfast and a chat with Lauren of Stitch London, whose badges we have on our stall. We had a coffee with her and then headed down to the stall and made a few minor amendments to the layout.
The market opened at 11am and for about 4 hours it was just non-stop, it was lovely having so many people admiring our stuff, rummaging through the bags and choosing the Lego stitch markers that they wanted. It made all of us smile that people liked what we had made and the reactions that we got from people to the Lego and the choices of fabric that we had made our items with is priceless and we love it. Favourite reaction of the day was a lady who saw a Lego head stitch marker with a moustache and likened it to a porn star.
The market calmed down from about 3pm onwards and this gave us an opportunity to have a proper look at the other stalls leaving one person at ourstall. It was really nice to be able to have a bit of a relaxed wander through.
At about 4.30pm there were a number of people doing the ‘circuit’ as we have started descibing it. The ‘circuit’ is when people first enter the marketplace and they do a lap of all the stalls to scope out everything that is available before deciding what they will buy. A number of people were doing the ‘circuit’ before the Ravelry talk and we got lots of comments from people that they would come and see us tomorrow.
The marketplace closed at 8pm and we dragged ourselves home with very sore feet but otherwise it was a really lovely day.
During the class lunch hour between 12pm and 2pm, Scott wandered around the marketplace and took some photos and so here they are for you to see the marketplace in full swing:
Hope to see you tomorrow for the last day of Knit Nation.