Doesn't the first Monday of the new year feel like you're plunging back into the water after a break out on the floating dock?
I'm jumping in with plans of happy collaborations. There's the new book project with Joan Tapper
(my Shear Spirit
co-author) about craft & knitting & community & action. It gives me the chance to collaborate with a bunch of folks I enjoy and admire. And to travel! There's the upcoming Photography for Knitters Workshops
, (btw? New Haven on January 24 only has 2 seats left but Hartford area on January 16, come on down, plenty of room).
I even took a leap of faith and signed on for Fiber Camp Boston
next weekend, January 9 & 10. Do you know about this? It's an Un-conference
for knitters & spinners. Another brainchild of the Common Cod Fiber Guild.
I have to admit at first feeling partly confused and partly not quite cool enough. An un-conference? There's no staff, it's crowd sourced. Umm, yes, really. You register online. That part's not hard at all. Then you look to see what classes are being offered, in 1/2 hour or 75 minute sessions. It's updated all the time. Or you can teach any class you want- you describe it in advance on the wiki that's linked online to the home page, and people comment on whether they're interested. Or you can list a class you're dreaming of taking and someone might offer it. Anyone who signs up can teach. When you get there you can take any class that's listed until it fills up on the board. I haven't seen anything about pairing wines with what yarn you're knitting but if they offer a tasting, I am all over it.
Sounds so crazy it might just work. The oddness of going in and editing the website to join in might be putting some folks off. Do not fret! Somehow it's going to all fall in place, and the fee to play is small. You can't actually break the wiki. If you put something in the wrong spot, it'll get edited by someone else correcting the flow. So very MMX isn't it?
I offered to teach Photographing FO's on Real People Models, on Saturday, if you're interested in playing along for 75 minutes. Bring your camera, of course. Maybe I'll see you there?
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