This is going to be a very fiber geek kind of post. There will be terms like “Fiber Event” and “Knit Night” sprinkled throughout, and I will write with a wistful tone about both. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I live in the farthest corner of Texas. As in, “If there’s a bright center to the universe, I’m in the corner it’s farthest from.” I only read about Rhinebeck and Maryland Sheep and Wool. For that matter, I only wear hand knits a couple of months a year. Even then, I find myself peeling them off after a few hours because it’s just so warm.
We do have DFW Fiberfest and I watched their website for months to see when registration opened and class schedules were announced. This was going to be an extravagant birthday present to me from my husband. But I swear it filled up almost overnight, when I wasn’t checking. That was a bummer, until I saw that Madtosh was hosting Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki for Joji and Veera Knit America.
You’re seeing my progress on Dragonflies. Two years ago, I’d have been finished already, but my knitting time is much more limited and I may pull some late night cram sessions to have it done. I don’t know why I want to do this, I just do. I guess I’d like first-hand experience with Joji and Veera’s designs before sitting in on their classes. It’s weird that I haven’t actually knit something from either one, though they are all through my favorites list.