An Afternoon Among My People

I’m not sure why I didn’t take any pictures, but a couple of weeks ago I spent an afternoon sitting with my friends (and doing a little shopping) at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair. It’s a lovely fair with vendors lining the arena of the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center. Some days you just need to be surrounded by like minded individuals. Here, I was surrounded by knitters, crocheters, spinners, and walls upon walls of fiber of all kinds. It was glorious. My friend Elizabeth let us sit with her in her booth. She makes the most beautiful spindles. I had been thinking about obtaining one of her creations for a while and had made up my mind that I was going to buy one of her kates. I may or may not have also come home with another spindle.

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It was hard to choose from all the gorgeous pieces but I eventually decided on these beauties.

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I came home with this gorgeous pile of skeins is from Greenwood Fiberworks. I think it wants to be a shawl.

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I was feeling so crafty when I got home that I just had to create something. I was a little too unsure of my spinning skills to try and spin something so I made stitch markers.

The next Tuesday, I dug some fiber out of my stash and packed it into my knitting bag along with my first spindle and headed off to Knit Night. Elizabeth got me started on the new spindle and I’ve been spinning a tiny bit on both spindles most days ever since.