First a big shout out to “The Vault Blue” who says he reads this blog. I had the pleasure of meeting him, J and some delightful people including KBRTMYR at a mutual friends house.
It was an evening of friendship, great food and crafting. While the ( non +1 participants) are all knitters, it was fascinating to get to look at other peoples projects and different crafts. I was able to learn a fair amount of setting up a loom and see different yarns. I brought along a new project as I had frogged 20 rows of my Inglis Mitts by Ysolda earlier in the day.
I picked Chill Chaser by Amy Miller because it was a good project for some conversation knitting (aka, where you don’t have to focus or pay attention)
I really can’t say enough good things about this yarn. If I wasn’t on a yarn diet I would would definitely buy more. As it stands I seem to be adding to my stash via the spinning wheel. I finally finished the last thread of the 4 ply and plied them together. the result is 217 yards of light dk yarn. Not sure what I will do with it, the additional plys give it a roundness and would lend itself well to something with cables.
So what does one do when the bobbin is empty? Why start spinning some more fiber of course!
Reflecting on meeting other fiber lovers and seeing their love of different fiber arts really got me excited and inspired. I am know thinking about all of the fiber related crafts I should/could be doing. While it is not bad to have one particular favorite of the fiber arts, I have found that each craft has given me something different… Spinning is meditative, soothing, and challenging… Knitting gives me a sense of accomplishment and feels familiar like an old friend…. and Crochet well the fluidity of the movements and repetitiveness of many of the motifs is oddly relaxing