Although I haven't spent the last month trudging through the fires of Mordor, I am about as winded as one must be at the end of an epic journey. Since my last check-in, I attended a Fiber Fest (to buy more stuff of course!), dyed 15-ish pounds of BFL, spun
five? six? twelve? an unknown number of four-ounce skeins, manned a hopping booth at the Leland Fiber Fest, enjoyed the most successful month of 2009 to date at Inish Knits (October--whee!), and was asked to teach a class at the Northern MI Lamb & Wool Fest 2010. I also watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. Again.
There's been knitting, too.
Festivus Fingerless Mitts. Details here.
Which became a multi colored version of this.
A failed attempt at a hat:
However. When at first you don't succeed,
Keep on knittin'.
A designing/spinning/knitting project is in the works:
Merino and silk, how I love thee.
I am up to my wool-covered ears in custom orders, emails and requests for private instruction. At least five people every day are added to our email list. (Email me at inishknits AT charter DOT net if you'd like me to add you!) In "these trying economic times", it seems that everyone I meet is finding peace in all things handmade.
I am inspired, renewed and grateful.