Saturday, September 2, 2017

and she sits

Last year in August I started the big lace shawl project.   You would think I was a bit further in that 1/2 a bobbin, considering it's been a year, right?  However, as things go, things come up and take priority.  I did get a substantial amount spun at fibre week in the evenings.

And now, as life goes, other things are being placed as a priority.  So, she sits.  But truly, the things that are a priority are wonderful awesome fibre things!  At the end of September the whole country celebrates Culture Days.  It's been going on for many years, but this year finally, our little town is joining in on the fun.  There are a lot of wonderful activities planned for that day.  Old timey games, butter churning, traditional dances - both local polkas and aboriginal dances - local music, a lunch of sausage and sauerkraut.  And me! I'm doing a spinning presentation and a community felting project. I'm pretty excited for the whole thing, actually.   It's going to give me a chance to brush up on my public speaking skills, and also a chance to bring my knowledge to a broad scope of people.

The other thing that is taking priority is the WinterGreen festival in Regina! This one is a 3 day sale.  I have a goal to have a certain number of projects done in time for it. I'm really hoping that the next 2.5 months are incredibly productive.  I'm working on a line of 100% Canadian yarns, and applying a few new techniques to my scarves. I hope to pop out at least 100  pairs of fingerless mitts, and a whole bunch of Christmas decorations.  Of course a whole lot more than that too, but I'm getting a good start on it!

And with that gigantic list of things to do, I'm going to sign off so I can dye some wool today!  I have 10 kgs of Polwarth fibre and a whole lot of Corriedale to dye too.   Wish me luck!

Happily Spinning,
~Kara~