Monday, November 19, 2012

Local Fame

I made the local paper today.

A reporter and photographer came to the Holiday Sale put on by the Front Range Fiber Artisans this last weekend.

I'm an active member and participated in the Holiday Sale both as a planner/implementer and by including some of my things for sale.

My family has not had much luck with accuracy when interviewed by the Gazette, so when I was interviewed yesterday I wondered if I would get in and what he would get wrong.

I had to chuckle when I read the article. Since a lot of crocheters get frustrated when people call it knitting and knitters get frustrated when people call it crocheting I could hardly be surprised that when the guy had just interviewed a bunch of weavers that he would think I was a weaver too. Crocheting could be construed as a sort of weaving. It's all interlacement...just different methods.

He was intrigued by my Cobweb Ribbons Wrap which was on a mannequin near by. When I told him it was made of mohair and silk, he asked what mohair was. I explained that it came from a special kind of goat.

So in the article I'm a weaver who uses goat hair. True...from a certain point of view. It's a good thing I've got a good sense of humor.

Read the whole article here.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Crochet Community and Help in Colorado Springs

If you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area and love to crochet, read on.

I facilitate a Crochet Study Group that gets together once a month, usually on the first Monday and usually at Panera on North Academy in the University Shopping Center.

We just did a Las Vegas night with 6 balls of yarn and a die. It was great fun and we all kept coming up ideas for using the concept of random selection creatively in our crochet.

Here's the schedule we have so far.
December 3rd: Holiday Party at a member's home.
January 7th: Indigo Movie at my house.
February 11th: Demo and show and tell with Juanita Canzoneri at Panera
March: Accessorizing your yarn at Panera
April: Flower petals; crochet them as you go at Panera
May: Felting at ?

If you're interested in coming, leave a comment and we'll figure out how to get in touch. Or, if you're on Ravelry, PM me there. I'm K-eM.

I also do a Crochet Help Group at Table Rock Llamas. This is for those who need extra help learning crochet tips and techniques, are stuck on a pattern, or just want assurance that what they're doing is correct. Any sort of crochet help needed qualifies. Follow the link if you're interested for scheduled times and be sure to sign up with the shop. Download the schedule and scroll down to the Crochet section to find it listed with future dates.

December we have 2 scheduled: December 1st and December 15th. Both are from 10am to 12pm.

So you can bring any holiday gifts that might be giving you headaches and I will do what I can to help you.