Friday, January 11, 2008
This Wednesday my friend and I went to our first Fiber Floozies group in Alamosa. Of course we were a little nervous about showing up to a group where we knew no one, but we braved it. Upon our arrival my friend recognized a couple familiar faces. We helped get the tables set up and found a spot. No one was knitting yet, I wasn't quite sure what to do. Some more folks arrived and then a gentleman pulled out a large mohair shawl that he had just completed weaving. It was beautiful colors of pink, green, and orange. We passed it around and tried it on and then the fun began. Everyone got out their projects and began knitting away.
My project was a recycled silk hat a bit darker than the one I pictured here. Every one was so sweet. We also found out there is a fiber guild that meets once a month on a local alpaca farm. I am awaiting the arrival of the spindle and roving pictured at the top so hopefully I get a lot of help!
It was great to take the leap and get involved with this group. I want to encourage you to see if there are any local groups you can get involved in or start one up! Happy creating!