Link Love for April 13, 2018
Currently, I'm having a blast (and spending all my money) at Interweave Yarn Fest. I love coming, and seeing all there is to see...and it certainly doesn't help my to-do list!
Recently, I saw a post on Facebook where a weaver mentioned she might make temari balls with her loom waste. An interesting idea, which led me down a rabbit hole to these beauties.
Speaking of rabbit holes, I fell down hard for DIY furniture plans, especially Ana White's. Just like in my wardrobe and fiber arts, I have very specific ideas for what I want out of furniture, and rarely find it. Lately I've been jonesing for a new weaving bench (the one I'm using is older than me and falling apart), but nothing seems quite right. Naturally that means I have to build one, right?
I just finished reading The Curated Closet. Lately, I've had that "nothing to wear" feeling a lot...so this was the perfect read for me. I'm slowly working my way back through the exercises, hoping to have a truly curated closet by fall.
Link Love for April 6, 2018
This would explain why I get grumpy when I don't get to play with yarn "enough."
I found this article a while back, and found it really interesting. Basically, it turns shapes into knitting patterns for knitting machines....and I think there's so much more a good designer could do with it.
I was fascinated by this video. So much artistry.
Clearly an April Fool's joke, but I found it quite amusing.
And lastly, Merino sheep are helping us learn what causes curly hair.
WIPs for April 2018
Well, March was busy, and not just for the reasons I'd anticipated. A death (and a major milestone birthday) took me away from my to-do list for a week, and re-entry to my "normal" life was tough.
April brings some more hope - I'm excited to be going to Interweave's YarnFest for the second year running, and am busy working up my wish lists. I'm taking a tapestry weaving class, a fiber processing class, and a class on Shetland lace knitting. All that will be packed into four days, but I know it will be a lot of information to process after everything's said and done, so I'm taking the month off from a structured to-do list, knowing that anything that gets done will feel like a bonus.
Life has a way of throwing a wrench into our plans. How do you deal when that happens?
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