Archive for ‘May, 2008’

It Feels Like the End of an Era

The fiber club is shipping this morning and it’s going to be the last one for awhile. It’s been great fun, and I will be continuing it, but after a solid year I need a wee break. I’d have powered through if it wasn’t for our planned move, but this has been a great excuse to allow myself to rest up a bit. Expect to see the club back for sale in July for an August-October run unless something crazy happens. I’ll keep everyone posted. Everyone who was a member this time has a slot reserved for next time and I’ll give plenty of notice so you can grab your slot.

I hope you all love the fiber I’ve dyed up this time. It’s silky, puffy stuff in colors outside my comfort zone, and what do you know? I love it. There’s a big bag of scraps I can’t wait to spin up.

Want to see? Want to see? No glove hint this month as I didn’t get new gloves after last time.

Yarn School:

It was something else, as usual. I met a ton of awesome people, saw old friends, did a ton of fun stuff with all of them, and had a great time. There’s a Flickr Group with tons of photos and a Ravelry group, as well.

The goodie bag was fantastic this year. Nikol put out a call for fiber promos and people sent fantastic stuff. Students brought their wares for the bags, as well. I even got a teacher gift! So as not to leave you photo-less:

Clockwise from upper left:
-Brooch kit from Now and Zen Yarns
-Hand-pulled roving from The Fox Hop
-Orange batt from Elyce Nicole
-Hand-dyed blue Corriedale from Sweet Pea Fibers
-Crazy pink batt from Batt out of Hell
-"Sit ‘n Spin" thong (!!!), little sheep magnets and clip from Felicia (teacher gift)
– Cuticle cream and sugar scrub from Wylde Welles Soapworks

And the bags- yellow commemorates Yarn School and sheep is a gift from Felicia of Sweet Pea Fibers (teacher gift).

The students got more, including hand-dyed fiber by me and Sarah of Maisy Day Handspun.

The underwear are killing me. (Okay, that sounds bad. I’m not wearing them. They kill me with their funniness.) Since I was one of the goodie bag-packers, I got to coordinate my fibers so that I could make one big Yarn School yarn. I can’t wait!

I got a bunch of knitting done on the plane and have a new handspun project idea that’s freaking me out with happiness, so expect to see more of me around here, including Actual Shop Updates.