Do NOT FAIL to sign up for Candace Eisner-Strick's incredibly useful, ENTERTAINING workshops on the docket at Artisan Knitworks in mid-April. Call 586-871-2884. You will be a better knitter for it -- that much I can guarantee.
Also -- very soon, I'll be renting cute little Enterprise cars more and more often -- the poor VW Bug is getting old, creaky, like the rest of us.....and driving off to various fiber-related events, some of them quite small. But that's where the new producers can be found -- testing their wings, toes in the water, whatever metaphor you prefer. In Portland, Indiana, for instance, there is something called the Jay County Fiber Festival (March 8-10), which occurs on the eve of my spring-break trip to Minnesota to visit family and good friends..........might consider folding that one into the Minnesota trip. The Great Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is held a week later in Tennessee -- I don't think Larry and I will go this year (it was small, and while the scenery was gorgeous, overall the 'take' wasn't sufficient to justify costs). But then there is the March 24 all-day Festival held by the Black Swamp Spinning Guild in Bowling Green, OH, which is a must -- LOTS of high-quality yarn and roving, plus some good friends to squeeze. That may be the formal opening of the fiber fest season for me. More later!