Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Do You Love Maps?
In the fiber world, I statrted processing a mohair fleece I purchased a month or so back and I'm very pleased with it. I bought a faded red fleece (2nd clip kid) that is dyeing beautifully. The colors are deeper and more muted. There are a number of black fibers in the fleece that are giving it a heathered look - quite lovely.
I spent last weekend at a contra dance weekend where I called a beginning English Country Dance workshop that went very well. I also knit six hats for my local yarn shop and galleries. I was hanging out with friends from the community where I lived several years ago - before I started spinning. They were a bit surprised and fascinated how I had left my corporate life behind to become an academic (who, me?!) and fiber artist. To be honest, I was quilting back then, but seldom in public - one of the reasons I switched to knitting.
I'll be knitting in public this weekend too, at another dance-related event - this time I'll be a serious student of English Country Dance. Perhaps I should knit something fancier? Not likely, though I may just take the Mossy Cardi. I finally looked closely at the pattern and where I am on the sweater. Not too mind bending!