|Pippin the new cat with Jessie|
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (Montana) ... I bought a spinning wheel and fell in love with spinning exotic fibers--alpaca, llama, yak, camel, etc. Rovings (fiber for spinning) from these animals are expensive, and I quickly discovered that it would cost many hundred dollars to buy enough luxurious softness to spin into yarn to knit into a sweater for Dave. Then I hit upon on the seemingly brilliant idea of buying raw fiber, having it processed at a mill into roving, and then selling half of it to pay for my own habit, er, projects. Yak crack, if you will. Thus the business Farm2Yarn was born. Sadly, it has remained in it's infancy ever since. What can I say? I am a easily distracted by new, shiny ideas (can you say squirrel?).
|The alpaca/silk blend sweater I spun and |
knitted for Dave
Why so many different things? How will I ever do any of them well splitting my time like that? Besides being easily lured (shiny!), I am also easily bored. There are too many wonderful things one can do with one's time to spend "full time" on one thing--for me at least. So this week--with this morning taken out for jury duty--is devoted to dyeing fiber for an upcoming fiber event where I am a vendor, and preparing materials and communication for an upcoming glass show where I will have a presence in the form of a SALES REP (how professional is that?). I have already given data.world a nudge that I am ready to begin a new writing contract the first of February, and I hope my nudge bears fruit (Hire me! Hire me!). In the meantime, Glass Incarnate is going to be split into tales of the trials and tribulations of running a retail fiber materials business, a wholesale art glass production business, expanding my brain while writing for a (partial) living, cooking with the Instant Pot, and maybe some tales from the dark side if my heart starts spluttering again. Whee! Let the wild rumpus start.