Good grief; I can’t believe it’s really been two weeks since I posted! Yet again, I can assure you it’s not that I’ve got nothing to write about: quite the opposite!
Knit Nation was, as expected, beyond awesome, and a great weekend all round. It was also, however, really tiring, and once I got home, it seemed I had hardly any time to get turned round before I had to head out the door to Fibre East! I stayed from Thursday evening until late Sunday afternoon, took two all-day classes and did my fair share of socialising and shopping, too. I can’t possibly do Knit Nation any sort of justice in a fly-by, catchup style post, though, so I’ll have to do my best to write proper posts later…
Now, Fibre East was something I really, really had meant to post about in advance. I mean, I’m supposed to be selling stuff, right? How is anyone going to know where to find my awesome yarns and patterns if I don’t get better at this ‘marketing’ malarkey? Sigh. For some reason, pimping my own wares and whatnots just doesn’t come easily to me; clearly I was brought up too well.
In any case, Fibre East was a wonderful and hectic weekend. I was working on the Twist Yarns stall. Sophie is an absolutely lovely lady, and so much fun! As an added bonus, she stocks my yarns! Unfortunately, due to a camera malfunction, they’re not on her website right now, so you have to be at one of her in-person events to find them… Despite taking a camera and my mobile phone, I ended up with not one single photograph of the event. That, my friends, is how crazy-busy the whole thing was.
And how about my own projects, you might ask? Well, since I last posted, I’ve:
- Spun up three skeins (and a whole pile more singles) of the alpaca blend from my Tour de Fleece project;
- Finished another Widdershins scarf, this time in Dance – it just needs blocking now;
- Finished – finally! – my Nightingale stole. Apart from the blocking, that is!
- …and started another sock, in Footsie-HT!
It looks to me like the craziness of the last couple of months is on the wane now – all the big events are over, for the time being, and I have just a couple of smaller ones lined up. I managed to spend all day yesterday at the dye pots, and it was wonderful. I’m really looking forwards to getting back into a comfortable, productive daily routine again. All the gallivanting around I’ve been doing has been fun – but a little unsettling.