Wednesday, January 23, 2008

stash makeover

It's been a while since I last posted and I can't decide which cool crafty event to tell you about, so I'll tell a little bit about each. I'm blogging from a client's office, so no pics today, but there are plenty of things to show, so pics to come soon!

First there was a knit night which was comfortable and fun, with chat going in all directions. It ends up that I was a doofus and followed entirely the wrong chart while there, so the evening's progress on my glove needed to be torn out after all, but it was a good time anyway.

Then there was the time when Leah and I walked into the local quilting to browse for a new sewing project for her. It was their open sewing day, when all are welcome to use their classroom sewing space for the day. We stepped into that room to see what the quilters were working on and one of them looked up and exclaimed, "I know you!" She's a homeschooling mom who recognized Leah from some past events and the adults recognized each other's names immediately. While Leah floated around the classroom and store, making pals with every quilter in the place and being shown all sorts of cool things, this quilter and I proceeded to have one of those conversations that rolls so easily that it felt like we had known each other for years.

There was also a knitting bee at a historic-house-turned-museum. We were cozy in the warmth of a sunbeam on a very cold day, surrounded by knitters, spinners, and needleworkers.

Possibly my favorite of the events was a stash swap held at a local yarn store. Leah and I have been working from stash for quite a while and have thoroughly enjoyed putting to use all those yarns that we loved enough to buy in the first place. We took the remaining full skeins that didn't have a purpose (mostly leftover skeins from other projects) and decided to see what we could find at the swap. Upon arrival, yarns were sorted into three quality categories. For every skein donated in one category, we could choose a skein to take out of that same category or lower. We were thrilled to walk out with new-to-us yarns that are better suited to the projects in the works now, including some beautiful vintage laceweight, Araucania, alpaca, Lorna's Laces, and handpainted yarns. Stash makeover = fun!


Blogger Lorraine said...

Wow - what a way to bask in all things crafty! Leah is quite the ambassador for homeschooling and fiber arts.

6:21 AM  
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12:27 PM  
Blogger Rani said...

COOL! I'm really envious of your crafty day! The whole thing sounds lovely and cozy.

Too bad about the glove, but do-overs have a way of teaching us incredible patience! And perhaps a few new cuss words, too.

12:29 PM  

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