I came home from our guild meeting today with mixed feelings. The Nevada State Fair is definitely canceled due to lack of funding - long story but the short version is that fair people aren't casino people so don't receive casino support. The good news is that the guild has been asked to be an informational arm to a cowboy poetry function at the Bartley Ranch county park . I think it's a great fit and perhaps will be an even better educational opportunity.
As for the picture - I have finished the triple-ply gray yarn and used it as an instruction today for the McMorran Yarn Balance. The white is a delicious treat that Amy brought me from Stitches - 2 ounces of banana fiber! and the right is Mim's irresistibly dyed Blue-faced Leicester roving. Oh, and BTW, I took my ugly pink PJ's to Show 'n Tell and said that they could go home with anyone who wanted them. Instead, they got placed in the guild raffle where they actually raised $$$
Mim and I stopped at the Dollar Store on the way home (after Starbucks). We've going to participate in a couple of craft fairs and want to sell hat kits. I typed up a pattern and now we need to weigh yardages to get an idea for yarn costs. We thought we'd package them in a plastic reusable jar, but now we need find that ideal and cheap jar. The yellow plastic strip is a swim noodle which we plan to use in a wet felt demo.
I have a library program scheduled for next month and when I saw the flier entitled Sheep to Shawl, I was surprised to learn that I will also be talking about felting and raising llamas, and I do neither. Ian does llamas, Mim does felt. Should be interesting.
Fire season in full swing.....
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