Monday, February 25, 2013

Tomorrow will be Michael's birthday, and we still haven't managed to have a little 'getaway' yet! Maybe *next* weekend...?

I frogged both the Rosebud hats after the test knit was complete, and turned them into a cowl, which I like much better!
Did you participate in a One Billion Rising event? It was SO much fun to be part of, here! About 500 people showed up when we blocked off McPhillips Ave in Ganges that day...
 (Those signs -- and the posters advertising the event -- were my contribution to the day).
 Here's a pretty good video of the event done by a local fellow.

 We had Gibson over for a visit that weekend again. He has a cold (which accounts for the glazed look in his eyes) but he enjoyed pretending he was a barber and cutting his Papa's hair (with MUCH supervision from Grandma, I might add...!)
Today the last clue will be out for the lace shawl Mystery KAL, and I can hardly wait -- I'm loving it so far! I've also started working on the shawl for the FictionKnitstas tour, finally -- I've had to graph out a house to add to the back of it. It'll be fun to knit, but it wasn't fun to design!

This  past weekend I went to Victoria to be part of a Spin-In being hosted by my old Thursday Fibre Friends group. It was great to see wide-open Pacific Ocean again ...
... and I got to see lots of interesting things going on. This little girl is 5 months old ...never too young to be introduced to the wonders of fibre, right?
Local kumihimo expert Allison Irwin spinning with a spindle...

And this is Victoria Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild member Sara demonstrating a plying method...
There was a large Salt Spring contingent there as well...
I got to watch Brenda spinning linen ... from flax that she helped grow and harvest, how amazing is that?

They've all always cheerfully accepted me as the spinning imposter that I am, and it was great to see everyone, but this weekend was kind of special for me in another way... it was my first 'public appearance' and display as the new owner of WEFT Magazine!
The owner of the former Island Shuttle magazine, published here on the coast for the last 19 years, finally retired in December - and has given me her blessing to carry on the publication! She asked that I give it a new name ... and WEFT (Westcoast Enthusiasts For The) Fibre Arts Magazine was born! My first issue will be out on March 1st --- and now you know why I haven't been blogging much for the last couple of months! I've been a little pre-occupied.... :-) but I'm *really* excited to be back in the writing/publishing business again!

1 comment:

0521kt said...

Congratulations!! So exciting for you :)