I am starting to overthink my trip to Maryland. I knew that I was going to, it is what I tend to do, yet I think it is for the best in the end. I have discovered that there are going to be over 180 vendors. However several of them are going to be selling larger items like wheels and drum carders. This means that they are great for getting more information, but I do not need to figure them into my financial considerations.
There will also be a number of vendors that are selling things like yarn bowls, shawl pins, or exclusively yarn. With the exception of one remarkable shawl pin (I’m looking at one vendors offerings and they are around $20 so quite reasonable), I can remove these vendors from my financial considerations as well. This still leaves me with Over 150 vendors to purchase from, so I will have to be somewhat discriminating. I also need to take into consideration food purchases, one site said that the food is about $20 for a sandwich/drink combo but my guild-mates said that they thought it was about half that when they went. I was given the advice to look at everything and then begin purchasing, but I was also given the advice that if I see something that really grabs me I should get it when I see it.
With this conflicting advice, and the half an hour I spent on the TSA site, I am both excited and worried. I have begun a regimen of Vitamin C; Iron and Zinc for a few weeks to boost my immune system. I know that this trip will be a blast, but I will spend another three weeks excited and worrying. Fortunately when I worry I tend to spend less time sleeping and more time working on things so it is entirely possible I will be caught up on Laundry and Dishes by time I leave, lol.