Yarnmama10’s new post reminded me that I hadn’t posted on this blog in a while, but I certainly didn’t realize it hadn’t been since February.
There’s a vacation, soapy things, and yarny things to talk about.
First of all, I am soaping away, though the heat has slowed me down a bit. Our itty-bitty town started having a farmer’s market, and we set up at the inaugural sale. It was great weather, though Ramblin and I did get a bit of sun after being shaded for most of the morning. So, when we got home, Ramblin ordered an EZ-UP booth tent. Now I feel like a selling professional. :) (Actually, I need a banner to really be a selling professional.)
I’ve been participating in Loopy Academy and now this summer Camp Loopy with The Loopy Ewe. Other than that, I’ve been trying to use stash yarn and fiber. However, then I learned about the Discworld MegaSAL and read-a-long. It was six indie dyers creating colorways inspired by persons and things in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Sadly Sir Pterry passed away shortly before the spinalong began, so we spun in his memory. I can’t believe I had never read any of his books. They are fantastic, part Harry Potter, part Douglas Adams, and altogether too much fun. I had bought from two of the dyers before: Fat Cat Knits and Spunky Eclectic. But the other four were entirely new, and some are pretty tough to get in updates, so I felt particularly glad to experience their wares: Nest, Into the Whirled, Southern Cross Fibre, and Hello Yarn.
And then, I finally went to a local-ish yarn shop. In this area, anything under two hours away is local. I didn’t really know what to expect from The Yarn Studio, but whoa nelly.
The ol’ fiber diet took a decided hit. And there’s a few more stores, one a mere 23 miles away, that have cropped up. And did you see all the purple Yarnmama posted?! Oh dear.
I’ll save the vacation for its own post. Hint of where we went – there was entirely too much fudge consumed.