Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Just a quick post to let you know that signups for the Fearless Fibers Winter Harvest Sock Club are now open. You can find full details in the shop listing here. More about the club's inspiration is included in my post below from yesterday.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I can't believe a year has gone by since I stopped posting here. I blame Ravelry. And life.
For a long time one purpose this blog served was to share photos of finished objects made with Fearless Fibers yarn. Many of you shared your photos with me and were kind enough to let me post them here. It not only provided inspiration for others but over time also became a great reference to see how a particular color might look once knit. Now, Ravelry provides this resource but in a much broader way and of course, searchable as well. Asking people to share project photos and then posting them here became duplicative and unnecessary, even boring. The "groups" function on Ravelry also provides a place to post news and information, so to an extent even that function is covered elsewhere. Although not very active, there is a Fearless Fibers group on Ravelry. And so that's why I say (jokingly, of course) that I blame Ravelry in part for the year long death of this blog.
Now, dyeing yarn remains my business and knitting remains a hobby but now it is one among a wider selection. I find myself with little time to knit and other than an occasional quick gift knit now and then, I must admit that I've barely knit in the past year. I still love everything related to knitting and yarn, still find myself browsing patterns and making mental plans for new projects, but the reality is that I haven't followed through with much of anything. A scarf for a friend, a hat for my husband, perhaps a pair of fingerless gloves for myself now and then. I need to get on the sticks already and make my mother her annual hat and scarf.
If any of the old FF blog readers from way back when are reading this, you may remember that over two years ago my husband dragged me kicking and screaming to the gym. A woman in my mid 40's, I had somehow gone my entire life without ever going to a gym. The whole thing made me uncomfortable and anxious and I truly hated it. My husband, however, pushed me because - as he so kindly put it - if we didn't get fit soon, it was going to be an accelerating downhill slide for us both.
It took some time, but I learned to accept the dreaded gym as part of my life. It was a long and winding path to find what kind of exercise and food intake worked best for me, but I've got things pretty well figured out now. I could write for hours and hours about my experience and opinions on the subject, but this is a knitting and yarn blog after all.
And so finally we come to what this post is all about. Since it's about time to launch another sock club, I've decided to use my newfound gardening interest as a source of inspiration and so I am planning a Winter Harvest Sock Club. The club will be inspired by vegetables that harvest in the winter. I've already got the colors lined up and I have to say that I find them to be nothing short of delicious!