comings up…

2 thingses:

The Brattleboro Area Farmer’s Market starts on Saturday, May 3, and I will be a regular vendor this time around, with my very own reserved booth! I am terribly excited, as I can really make the space mine, with hooks and shelves and, and…all manner of displayity (yes, this should be a word), with the bonus being that I don’t need to take it down and put it back up every single weekend. I just bring me and my stuffs and all is well. Market happens every Saturday through late October, rain or shine!!!

The Cloverhill Yarn Shop will be rockin’ booth #27 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool fest the weekend of May 3 and 4, 2008. The Spun Monkey Fiber Shoppe will be featured at said booth, along with 17 other fabulous indie artists. I’m honored to have a place there, and wish I could go check it out in person, so…all of you go! Check it out! Send me a full report! Cloverhill has set up a countdown blog with info about the artists, contests and other joyous what-not.

I’m in a bit of a tizzy about the latter, as I have had very little time to create…mom visiting, kid sick, husband sick. I have staved off the sickies myself, but taking care of everyone and everything has left me with zero spin/craft time. So, I’m hopping back to it this weekend, and hope to get a mad stash piled up for both of the above-mentioned events before the end of the month. I might have to put off a few of my new offerings and works-in-progress until after Market starts, for the sake of my sanity.

To help myself tie it all together, and also for chronicling my personal film photography project, I have a new friend:

It’s my new favorite journal in the whole wide universe. Blank on one page, lined on the facing page. I can sketch an idea, and then write about it, and be able to look at both at once. Perfect. Bonus party is that the journal has a protective plastic sleeve that makes it feel and sound like a library book. mmmmm…crinkly.

And here, finally, is the Chocolate Cherry DROP jacket on me:

Sorry, it’s the best I can do with my little outstretched arm.
I want a thousand of these buttons.

…and I have found a few spinny moments:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Some cotswold roving

 dyed up for me in hot magenta and black, all mashed up in the carder with gobs of contrasting colors of sari silk. I find yarns with sari silk very difficult to photograph, I think because of the way the fibers reflect the light. Anyway, yes, I am still on the core-spinning kick. I think the weekend has some very even, sport-weight 2-plies in store for me, though. I need some wheel meditation time.

Okay, off to a play-date we go…
Happy Friday!


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