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.
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.
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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