From the President – Oct 2023

One of my favorite months is back—October!! To me, this month signals the start of all the holidays and festivities coming up. Now, I am certainly biased about October because it’s also my birthday month, RenFaire starts back up, and of course Halloween. I love all the birthday perks that last all month long, the decorations that start to appear, ALL the different pumpkins everywhere, and the joy of the trick-or-treaters!

Although I did not make it out to DFW Fiber Fest last month, I did attend a beginner’s sewing class to learn how to use my vintage Singer A221 featherweight machine! I felt like a little kid using scissors for the first time as I was learning how to cut fabric, and remembering the steps to thread the machine will still take some practice! But I did walk away with a completed little drawstring bag! A proud moment for me, indeed!

In an effort to reorganize my crafting space, I found a lost project that I worked on and wrote about a year ago—do you remember my lace shawl “Basics of Love” by Judit Horvath? I have picked it up again and it has become the keep-my-hands-busy-during-a-work-meeting project. Meanwhile, I caught up on my year-long lace project: knitting lace circles from August and nupps for September. Next up is constructing lace patterns on the front and back sides!

Coming up this month, there are several events at many of our local yarn shops! A gnome tapestry weaving class will be offered Sunday, October 8 at Yarn Store Boutique. Be sure to check out the trunk shows for Rancho Inca Alpaca and Chicken Coop Dye Works!

Who doesn’t enjoy a WestKnits mystery knitalong (MKAL)? The Modern Skein will host a pizza party on October 5 to kickoff this event and stay-tuned for October 20 & 21, when Knit Graffiti visits the shop for the Texas Rhineback Weekend!

I am looking forward to our first Charity Knit-In on Sunday, October 22 as we are focusing on Warm Up America! Closing out the month is the Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival out in Kerrville on October 27-29!