Now, where were we? Oh yeah. I was going to share more of my weekend with you.
Anita came bearing gifts. She made that lovely batt just for me. No, I don’t have a clue what’s in there, but there’s a bit of sparkle, lots of soft, and it reminds me of a calm sea day at the beach.
She also gave each of us a pretty button. I’m hoping they’ll become regular features in her Etsy shop, but time isn’t on our side. Anita has a job that requires long hours in the tourist season (which is all but year ’round) and leaves her too tired to craft when she gets home. Maybe if enough of you admire this button and beg for more…
Anita also gave me this rich silk hankie from Zoo Creations. Zoo Creations is Aimee’s (in the pink handknit sweater in the group shot I shared yesterday) Etsy shop. I am blessed to know SO many talented women!
Here. You need to see the whole of this hankie. Talk about semi-solid color, no?! I’ve not spun silk yet, except in a blended roving and/or batt. Hankies intimidate me a bit, but there are tutorials out there, so I’m going to give it a try. Anyone have any great purls pearls of wisdom to share?
Aimee also handed out pigtails of her delightful Who Peed in the Pool roving. (Link is to the more vivid version “Who ELSE…” currently in her shop.) Several commercial yarn and fiber companies should take note; we appreciate a snappy name for our colors!
Both Anita and Aimee are part of a new, hot and happening FIX – Fiber Indie eXperience Co-op. (Ravelry link) It’s a cooperative of talented fiber industry crafters supporting each other in business, and they’re having a great prize incentive through October 9th. Check it out!
Tomorrow, I’ll wrap up with a few more photos and details about the weekend.