I haven't been blogging much over the past couple of weeks because I've been busy getting ready for a weekend of fiber-festivities. On Saturday I hosted a "Fiber Fun Day" for a local knitting group. I set up a little shop in my living room with roving, spindles, yarns, etc. for sale. I provided opportunities to try spinning, weaving, needle felting, spindling, and, I had a soap felting class.
I think that the most popular activity of the day was soap felting. My kitchen island was surrounded with ladies having good clean fun with wool and bars of soap. Several of them decided that felted soaps will be great Christmas gifts and they kept on felting all afternoon.
I had so much fun sharing new ideas and watching everyone try new things and have sooo much fun!
One of the ladies that came is someone that I see weekly at our stitch'n meeting at a local coffee shop. She makes adorable little project bags. We're always admiring their cuteness, how she coordinates the fabrics on the bags with the projects she stashes inside them, and the quality in workmanship. They're so nice. Well, she came on Saturday and made me a proud owner of one of her bags....
It's so cute! It's lined with red (one of my favorite colors), has a draw string, and a velcro tab to hang it from my purse or belt loop, and...she put little goodies inside...needle holders and point protectors. Sooo fun! And, check out the tag she put on it. It's sooo cute!....
Thanks, Cally! Can you tell that I love it?!
Saturday wasn't the end of the fiber fun this weekend. There was another day of fiber fun on Sunday. I drove a car full of ladies to Torrance (near LA) to the annual fiber fest hosted by the Southern California Handweavers' Guild. It's a small event but fun. I've been to it several times but it was extra fun to go with people who had never been and who have never seen some of the kinds of crafting there.
There were a lot of great things there and super yarn deals. I had several things in mind that I was looking to buy that day but didn't find them. I only purchased one skein of yarn and a fun book, "It Itches" by Franklin Habit. It's filled with funny cartoons and essays about knitting.
I packed up my fiber shop stuff yesterday and I plan to open a little Etsy shop soon. I also spent a lot of time yesterday going through my own stash of yarn and fiber. I sorted through everything and grouped and bagged things and organized them in their bins. I have a lot of yarn! I really shouldn't buy any more until I use a lot of what I have. It is so fun to buy yarn though. So...I better get busy. Now that my fiber fun day is over, I can get back to knitting.