Meet Otis, complete with working orange flashing light!
He's the newest addition to our family, and the largest amount of money I've ever spent in one go...
I've been using my lovely Astra estate car for getting to workshops, and smaller shows for the past couple of years. I usually arrive at these events the car stuffed to the rafters, and general disbelief about what I've managed to squeeze in. When we go to the bigger shows we take Mabel the camper van, but most of the back of the camper van is filled with camper van stuff, there's not actually that much room, particularly when you consider that I need to bring along the stall display stuff, and the fact that 100g of fibre takes up 4 times the space as 100g of yarn...
So Otis has come to join us, he'll be going down to Machnynlleth every week for the market where Mum sells her aprons, and bags, and Dad sells his wood working. Mabel will be very happy about this as lumps of slate are not light, neither is a market stall.
Unfortunately this means that my trusty Astra is in need of a new home... after a rocky start where the electronics refused to co-operate and were replaced at great expense, she's taken me from the Scottish Highlands to southern England, without complaint. If you do happen to be on the look out for a second hand car for not much money... leave me a message here!