Apr 4

March was pretty much a blur for me.  Tax season is nearly over, though, and we are finalizing everything.  Thank heavens!

So, what else went on during March since the Johnson County Craft Fair on the 1st?

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There was the Indiana Comic Con.  Here is Scott being interviewed.  The interviewer was interested in the spinning wheel, so I sat her down for a quick mini-lesson.  She was amazed.

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Best costume at the Con as far as I am concerned.  The details were spot on.  And, this is a girl wearing it, by the way.

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Fleece buying.  These are Horned Dorset fleeces – yes, even the black one.  Now, for those of you who know anything about Dorsets, there are no black ones.

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But, this ewe (Marley – great name!) is a registered Horned Dorset.  Somewhere, back down the line of her ancestry, a black ram of some sort snuck into and bred at least one Horned Dorset ewe.  She is from a white ewe, and her twin sister is white.  Since the shearer didn’t want the black fleece, they let Sandy and I have it.  We were more than happy to make use of it.  Dorset fleeces spin up into a beautiful, bouncy yarn and this black will make it more special.  Doesn’t Marley have the prettiest horns?

Let’s see, what else has gone on.  Oh, yes!  I taught a beginning sock class (three Monday nights in a row).  And both students finished their socks.

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First one done.

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Second one done.  I suggested that they both go down at least half a needle size since they both have smaller calves and narrower feet.  And, yes, they did happen to choose the same color yarn to knit their first socks in.

Now that April is here, there is only finishing up taxes and a couple of fiber fairs to attend.  One is this weekend – YarnCon in Chicago.  Sandy and I are driving up there on Sunday to check it out.  They have approached us about having a booth there next year and we want to see it before we decide.

The other fiber fair is The Fiber Even in Greencastle, Indiana, on April 18 & 19.  I am going on the 19th to check out fleeces.  Unfortunately, Sandy can’t go this year.

I definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting brighter all of the time.  Next week, I’d like to get YARNO going again, as well as work on releasing the next two sock patterns and kits.  Ahhh…  It’s nice to be a part of the real world once again.