Closer and closer

Have you heard of the Fantasia group on Ravelry? They hold workshops that are inspired by various books and those who are participating craft something. There aren’t any points, and it’s a great way to read-along with others.

Fantasia 2017-07
Kits can be found here.

This year I’ve been honored to dye yarns according to each book. I’ve had so much fun with it! This session’s books include So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane, A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas, and Towers of Babylon by Ted Chiang. Since there are only three books this time, I finished out the mini-skein kits with The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. If you are looking for ways to incorporate books along with your knitting, crocheting, or any other yarn-related craft, come join the fun!

Pretty & Dangerous Flowers
Pretty & Dangerous Flowers

Also in the shop are the listings for Pretty & Dangerous Flowers, the limited edition skeins for 2017. This year I’m playing with (the colors of) various flowers that are poisonous while being beautiful. This month I’m focusing on the plumeria. Each skein is pre-order and comes with a page of information about the plant as well as any mentions in literature that I can find. So far it has been a lot of fun to research the ways the plants are used medicinally as well as finding books and such that they’ve been in.

As most of you know, I’m looking for a motorhome to move into and travel around meeting friends and fiberly. The upcoming weeks are going to be a bit of a crunch for time as I continue contacting people who are selling RVs, culling my belongings (again), and finalizing some of the smaller details. It’s been hectic and crazy, but also so exciting that I can barely sit still.

There are a couple motorhomes that I’ve been looking at this week and they both hold promise for different reasons. One is pretty much just a shell on wheels at this point since there was some rain damage and the owner gutted it, but hasn’t repaired it yet. If this is the one I choose, I’ll have a lot of work ahead of me, but I’d be able to create walls where I’d like and build the interior as I want (and that would make working easier). One of the others I’m considering needs a lot less work but is a little higher in price. Both are lovely for their own reasons. A few of the others I’m looking at also have their own appeal and I’m having a hard time deciding which one I want. Even so, I’ll be making a final decision before the end of the month. After that, the physical work will begin in earnest and I might not have a lot of time to tend the shops as much as I’d like. Even so, I am planning ahead with the Club yarns and the Dangerous Flowers.

In the midst of all of this, I’m still working out the details for the beginning of the Sparkles & Sunshine Tour. As soon as I have most of it worked out I’ll be sharing it all with you! In the meantime, I hope that you have a fabulous weekend.


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