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So sorry for another long absence. A week away wasn’t what I had planned. But alas I’ve been cameraless for a week.
But I have gotten a lot done. One of the most important things I accomplished was finishing up the details of Summer Tank (formerly known as Linen Isle Tank). It is now for sale on Ravlery…. thank you for your patience. And… this time there are more sizes! Hooray!
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This is a fun summer knit – and lovely to wear. Yes, I have made quite a few for myself, five in fact….
It’s that time of year – the time of year when you’re asking all of your knitting friends, “are you going?” Of course they know what you are talking about… it’s a big deal around here. The Greencastle Fiber Event.
Now, it is not as big as Rhinebeck …. not at all. This is a speck compared to that event. However, it is fun to get out and rummage through the barns, chat with other knitters/spinners and generally see all the wonderful fibery goodness.
Those of you who have recently purchased a copy of the Whispers of Spring Collection know I wrote briefly about it for the Collection. Here is a brief taste of it. To read all of it, you’ll just have to purchase a copy of the Collection!
The Fiber Event… doesn’t it sound like a brand name for laxatives? Something that if you absolutely had to buy it at your local pharmacy you would try to hide at the bottom of your shopping cart, lest you saw anyone you knew before it was safely stowed in a bag?
In reality the Fiber Event is the biggest spring outing for all of us Indiana knitters. It is the time when shepherds from Indiana and the surrounding states bring their fleeces to be sold. Indie dyers and small yarn companies join the fray and add color to the fair. Rain or shine, snow or sleet, Easter or not The Fiber Event is always held on the second weekend of April. The Fiber Event couldn’t come at a more perfect time, the beginning of spring, just when we are sick of staying inside and starved for some inspiration. But this particular year The Fiber Event’s inspiration was trumped by it’s comedy.
It was nearing the end of the morning. I had been in the car for an hour and a half now. My coffee misto sat empty in the cup holder on my dash and I really needed to find a bathroom. The trip had taken a little longer than I expected – are MapQuest’s estimates ever correct? – and I was cutting it close to my 11:30 reservation at The Almost Home Tea Room, one of the only decent lunch places in Greencastle…