Last night I visited the Woolwrights. This is a group that does rug hooking. I went there to share information with them about the bus trip to Rhinebeck. I left thinking that fiber people are the best. I learned so much about rug hooking and the Woolwrights were very patient with my questions.
I have met such wonderful people while promoting the bus trip. I'm so excited to have a trip with people from different groups! Knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, rug hookers! Old friends, family, new friends, people I haven't met yet!
As many of you know, I'm an introvert. So, small talk and being around a lot of people drains me of energy. But I LOVE talking to fiber people! These are my people. I love talking about their craft and learning new things. It's been my experience that fiber people are always willing to help someone - especially if it means bringing a beginner into their craft. Some would call this enabling - I call it helping.
One of the best parts about attending a sheep & wool festival is being around my people. Being around others who love fiber. People who walk around doing things with that fiber as if it's the norm, because, for us, it is. It's also exciting to see "famous" fiber people - the people who design patterns and write books, or who have a famous blog.
I can't wait for October! Also, we now have 1/4 of the bus filled!
MAKE it a great day!