Woot! There is now only one more day until the DFW Fiber Fest. I’ve been counting down the days since, well, I think since January. I’ve pinched my pennies in anticipation, and now I get to go spend some dough!
I’m really bad at spending money, to be perfectly honest. One time, while shopping for school supplies with a friend, I filled my basket with everything I thought I’d need for college that year. Then, I began to doubt what I picked up (though I had saved specifically for purpose). I proceeded to put everything back. I do this. I find something in the future and save for it. Then, when it comes time to spend the money, I start to worry. Is there something else that money should be spent on?
I do have some kind of a plan, though. I would really like some more sock yarn. I’m thinking really bright colors, maybe even neon. I’m on a neon kick lately. I’d also like some more spinning fiber and maybe another drop spindle. I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m just excited to be around so much lovely yarny goodness.
The week has ticked by very slowly. I think it’s been in anticipation of the weekend. I have nearly finished the first sock for my dad. I got to the ribbing, about 3 inches up from the ankle, and then asked him how long he wanted the leg. He wants 8 inches! That will make these the tallest socks I’ve ever knit. I started to slow down after this. I’m going to need a plan moving forward.
The only other thing I’ve worked on this week is my spinning. I love it! The whole week was rather stressful, and I find I get lost much easier with the spindle. I don’t have the muscle memory to take over. I have to pay attention to what I’m doing. I still get uneven yarn, but it’s getting better. I can’t wait to ply it with my Aqua Moon! The next thing will be to decide what to make!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m now counting down the hours to Fiber Fest. Any fun plans for you this weekend?
Can’t wait to see pics of what you end up getting at the festival!
This is so nice
Wish I could be so restrained with my spending…I just buy everything and
when I went to woolfest last year almost peed my pants with excitement!!
Have fun at the festival!! And wow..that spindle yarn is beautimus!!
oooh, have fun! Give yourself a list of things you “need”, and then permission to change it all. The money can not be better spent elsewhere. I am jealous, we have no big fiber things coming up until June, I don’t think. More time to save, I know…
There are two things you should never bring to an event like this. The first is more money than you can afford to spend. The second is less money than you want to spend. Of course, I’ve never had as much money as I wanted to spend. Have a great time.
I hope you have a lovely time at the fibre festival. I’ve never been to one of those (yet) but I do want to go. Come back soon and show us what you bought? I do the same as you with buying, then putting back. I have a plan though. If I choose something, then put it back but still keep thinking about it, I go back and get a few days later! That way I ‘m sure that I want it. Crazy I know but it does stop impulse buying.
Kitten With A Whiplash offers good advice! There can never be enough money… but if you give yourself a cash budget, you won’t regret it. Have fun!
You are so skillful and talented. You know, I tried my hand at knitting and was a colossal failure. I’m so thankful and honored that you stop by my blog and see what’s up! Crochet often seems like the unwanted stepchild… 😉
I love crochet! I’m just really bad at it. I admire people who can crochet. My mom is awesome at it.
Have a great time at the DFW Fiber Fest… and be sure to spend some of your money in that one spot 🙂
Spinning? Wow – I am very impressed. How do you even learn how to do that?
YouTube mostly. I like the KnitPicks videos. I’m also in a Craftsy class for it. 🙂
I must, must, must try this. (I am certain that I was born in the wrong century.) ❤
I hear you RE the spending money! My favourite yarn shop has regular quarterly sales and every time I go in I end up freaking out and walking away without buying anything. Just cause its on sale doesn’t mean you need it right? Good luck at the festival!
Sounds like you need me to come with you to Fibre Fest – I’m very, very good at spending other people’s money!! Have fun!
I am so loving this activity! Looks like I’m going to have to add this under my belt as something new to learn. It looks great! I wish you the best! 🙂
Have fun at Fibre Fest! We are finally getting some warm weather and I will be doing yard work as well as celebrating my husband’s birthday and our anniversary this weekend! 🙂
I love the sock. The colors are so pretty. I have never tried spinning, but as I hear more and more about it from the blogs I read, I am so tempted to try!
Enjoy your weekend!
Oooowee those socks are gorgeous! Where is Fiber Fest? No fun for me this weekend – I’ll be packing + cleaning the house for our summer move to Alberta!!!
This one is on Grapevine, which is in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Good luck on your move!
The colour of the yarn you’re spinning is beautiful. Have a lovely time at the fest!
That’s a good-looking sock! So jealous of this Fiber Fest you’re going to; I’d love to see all that yarn.
I went out to Fiber Fest this weekend too! I didn’t go to any classes but I managed to spend lots of money at with vendors 🙂
You can knit! * bows down *