I think I had some kind of expectation that after the I Knit Fandango, I would have a bit of breathing room to take a bit of a break and a step back, make a plan for the next few months, and see how things were playing out in my fiber/knitting world. However, that does not seem to be the case! In fact, it seems like the Fandango has kicked off a wild assortment of woolly activities, none of which show any signs of abating any time soon!
The show was lovely - a gorgeous space with tons of natural light, lots of interesting and talented vendors, and lovely visitors.
I had a lovely time meeting old and new friends, converting a few "I've tried a drop spindle before and I was rubbish!" folks into "Wow, that's not actually as difficult as I remembered" new spinners, and generally chatting up anyone and everyone I could get my hands on. Some of the folks I met include Bogga, CC from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast/Java Purl Designs, Sam from Knitrundig, Louise Tilbrook, Shamu Makes (who was my next door neighbor), the lovely ladies at Purl Alpacas, and many, many more. Thanks to everyone who came out to the show and stopped by to say hello and pet the fibre - it was lovely to meet you all!
What's coming next: I had a sudden realisation on Sunday that I had a deadline fast approaching, so I've been knitting like the wind (to quote Brenda) to try and get that sorted out. I've been happily dyeing up more of the Limited Edition Tour de Fleece colorways for July, and thinking about getting the Porpoise Fur team up and running again. I've been spending some serious cuddle time with the Wee Dog, who was thourougly unimpressed by my disappearing for two entire days and abandoning him.
So...were you at the Fandango? Did you enjoy it? What did you get? Share your lovely new goodies and tell me what you're going to make with them...I managed to make it out of there with only a project bag and a gradient blank from Shamu Makes, but I know that others out there did Quite Well on the stash enhancement front.
Coming up soon - more Design Diaries, as I enter the test knitting and tech editing waters, more deadline knitting that sadly can't be shared, and hopefully a bit of spinning as we get on towards the excitement of July. And of course, I'll be at Fibre East at the end of July, so it's quite likely I'll be on the dyeing roundabout again all too soon!