What are you doing this New Year’s Day? Me, I’m spending it with a group of fiber people!
You know, I never gave that description any thought when I started hanging out with spinners and knitters because of the company I was in when I said it, but outside of that community I’ve had lots of funny looks from people and then I realized they thought I meant “fiber” as in dietary fiber!
Today I’m taking not only my spinning wheel and new jumbo flyer so I can finish up the roving I’ve been working on, but I also made the bodies of 3 hats on my Singer HK-100 bulky knitting machine yesterday so now they just need to be sewn up to finish them. That’s the part I dislike the most, but I’ll be able to finish them up in no time because I’m going to concentrate on them today, and someone there might even have an easier way to sew them up than I’ve been able to figure out so far, too.
I’m also going to take those over sized Fuzzy Feet slippers I made with me so I can finish the toes and then get them into the wash to felt them. I have to say, I’m quite pleased with how they’ve turned out and I’ll be taking a toe-up sock pattern with me today so I can start learning how to do those, too.
I’m also taking a Coca Cola Chocolate Cake. I’ve never tried it, or made it, before but I’ve never made socks before, either.
So, today it sounds like a lot of “finishing” going on! That sounds fabulous to me, because they say that whatever you do on New Years Day is what you’ll do the rest of the year. And by “they” I mean the gals I’m getting together with, and who knows who they got it from! 🙂
I’ve really been looking forward to our get together, I seem to come back calm and centered after spending a day with them. There’s food, laughter, conversation and lots of creativity and support..
Next weekend, I’ll quilt.
Happy New Year!