Friday, September 7

What I did on my Summer Vacation

So, yeah, my last blog post was in late May.  I wish I could say I was touring the world and living a life of leisure. Not quite the case.

I did have a lovely Summer, but a working Summer.  I thought I'd give you the quick sum up:

I went to Squam Art Workshops

Which as always was a lovely week of teaching & learning, connecting with far flung friends and meeting new ones. Recharging my batteries this time in a cabin filled with other people who make their living the same way I do, little by little, carving out their space in the world. It was utterly inspiring and just what I needed.

I had a visit from my mini BFF

Yes, this is me "tattooing" her with markers. They are washable and it's Summer. Don't judge me.

I've been dyeing up a storm for a hand dyed collection for Tahki Stacy Charles you can find Cora this Fall at your LYS (if you're lucky, it's a limited run!)

I went to San Francisco and filmed a bunch of new classes for the fantastic crew at Creative Bug
What will you make today?

Currently you can learn to knit (Continental or English!) or get an introduction to knitted lace with me.  Look for more classes coming this Fall.  Not to mention all the other amazing instructors you can take classes with, like pals Rebecca Ringquist, Cal Patch, Courtney Cerruti and oh, so many more! It's such a joy to work with Creative Bug and I'm so proud to be among such a talented group of instructors!

I collected and dropped off at mills more wool than any one human should every have in their possession at once.

By the time you see this again it will be spun into yarn and dyed in a rainbow of shades by your truly.

I had a dye party with Cal & Alisa.  There was lots of laughing, some dyeing, a teensy bit of gossip and a truly lovely day. 

My 'Pièce de résistance' is the brick red in the middle.  I tied about 9,000*  split peas and pinto beans into some linen I picked up last time I was teaching at Purl.  Now I just need to figure out what this yardage wants to become...* this may be a slight exaggeration

Well... that brings us to September.  I'm here, as always, in galoshes & army shorts dyeing like crazy to get ready for the first of Fall fiber fests,  Finger Lakes Fiber Fest in Hemlock NY 9/15 & 16. 

I hope your Summer was as productive as mine and that you too are ready for cooler temps and lots & lots of knitting!

1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to taking the Sprout Cowl class! Thanks, Jill.