I finished writing my mitten pattern on Friday, and met my self-imposed deadline. I had a large pile of people in my home on Saturday - it was good to have my week's focus not be solely party prep. And my reward on Sunday was a day at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival.
I quickly searched out a roving, a merino from Abi's Web. I scurried to the Building 13 and spun with the NH Spinners and Dyers Guild. I was demonstrating what a newbie spinner looks like.
Closures on my sweaters need to speak to me. I love them most when they are either vintage or handmade.
I think I've found what I need for my Sue sweater.
And Jan also had some buckles given to him by a friend whose grandmother was a seamstress - I was able to meet his friend and hear the story of their origin. Dingdingding! I wanted all of them, but settled for two.
Leslie Wind had a selection of closures worth using as a jumping off point for design. I think I could design an entire ensemble around her pieces. I'm not a jewelry person. She may have changed my mind.