Saturday is the day of the actual retreat. Full of knitting, crocheting, local vendors and fun. Oh…and a very sleepy me.
I figured I would go ahead and just post some of the pics I took at the retreat. I have lots to say, but I have had very little time to get everything organized and on the blog. Heck, there is stuff from, like, a month ago that I want to talk about!
Or “The one in which you realize I am absolutely out of my mind”.
Part 1 of my video blog madness at CogKNITive Fiber Retreat 2011!
Ok, so I have gotten a bit sidetracked as of late. I guess it is your quasi-normal “life” type stuff keeping me from visiting my blog…despite my having a lot to say.
It’s just been a little crazy with all sorts of things being flung into the mix. I had a funeral to go to last week, currently the folks in my condo building are all fighting with each other, and did I mention my Mother-in-law has been in town for the last three weeks (oh, and she’s renovating…)?
So, during this crazy time. I have had a chance to really think about the state of the stash. Some of our recent, unplanned renovations have forced me to take a hard look at what it is I have.
Above you will see what is the majority (not ALL) of my yarn stash in file boxes. I have had no desire to buy yarn or fiber lately,thankfully. Last weekend, I went to Vogue Knitting Live (which I will write about later) and I barely even looked at yarn. It’s a good thing, especially since when packing all of my life’s possessions, I realized that I had things I don’t even remember buying.
I have decided that from now through the rest of 2011, I am going to start knitting some of this down. What is stopping me from using this as a time to just knit a bunch of random things? I can keep some for myself and give some away as gifts. I don’t have to have a plan for *everything*.
I also plan on starting this weekend. I am almost done with the baby blanket I am working on and Friday I am headed to Tehachapi for the 3rd annual CogKNITive Fiber Retreat. I can lock myself away in my hotel room Friday night and knit to my hearts content. I’m taking some hat patterns and yarn. I could fly through those…
I have to say…one thing about knitting that always amazes me is how many awesome people I meet. In my 5 years of knitting, I have so many people from different walks of life with various life experiences. People who willing to help you out, whether it is a knitting problem or a life problem.
I have to admit, I have had quite a lot going on in my life the last 6 or so months. Some of the situations I have found myself in are very much new to me. At times, I feel like I just need advice from someone who might have a more objective point of view. Lately, I’ve needed it quite a lot.
It must have been in the stars. Friday night I was hanging out with the ladies and Dr. Gemma (of CogKNITive) and Gigi (of The Knitmore Girls) walked in. I was talking about some of the stuff going on, and the advice these women had given me was perfectly timed.
So I just wanted to say thank you to Gemma and Gigi for making me feel so much better! I appreciate it more than you know!
I waited too long to post this video and I almost chickened out. Here I am…heavily edited and incredibly tired. The last and final installment of my CogKNITive Fiber Retreat videos.
There are days I wonder if I should put together my outtakes. It might be a little embarassing…