So... I'm a little bit late with this week's post. I had grand plans to post last night after returning home from Fibre Fest in Picton. And of course after a long drive with two kids, all I wanted to do was eat dinner and go straight to bed. But I still want to share last week's accomplishments with you, so here they are!
I brought home this toy loom (shown above) to play with and see if it's possible to use it to teach weaving to kids. I'm not sure how practical it is, but it's super-cute! I've been itching to get back into weaving this year, so I'm hoping that starting with something small like this will push me to jump back into it.
As part of my long-term project to transition my family towards a more plastic-free, zero-waste lifestyle, I've been wanting to check out Épicerie LOCO for a while so this week we took a little field trip. I brought my own glass mason jars, filled two with dish soap and one with hand soap and I'm excited try my stainless steel soap dispensers that fit right on the mason jar from Life Without Plastic. I was also happy to find organic, Quebec milk in returnable glass bottles!
Fibre Fest! I finished and blocked my Meandering Pathway Shawl in plenty of time for Fibre Fest and we had a wonderful time in Picton. We spent the day meeting friends old and new, eating delicious food, watching the sheep shearing demos, and even a little bit of shopping :)
What did you accomplish this week? Feel free to share in the comments below. We love to hear from you!
Our bulky-weight Presto yarn is a great choice for a quick and gratifying fall project, and we're really excited to announce the publication of four new patterns using this yarn.
We sent a skein of Presto each to three different indie designers at the beginning of the summer, and they've all come up with great ways to use this soft and squishy yarn. In fact, we were so inspired by their patterns that Elizabeth decided to add a design of her own to the collection!
For the past few months we've been using this blog to celebrate our accomplishments, both big and small, and we want to celebrate your accomplishments too! And because we love to send special packages in the mail, we'll be giving away a prize. Please see the end of this post for all the details.
This summer has been very full, mostly of good things, but sometimes it gets a bit hard to keep up. So this week I've tried to focus on some accomplishments that are about taking care of myself, and allowing myself time to play.