I have always been a fan of Blue Moon Fiber Arts, a local (when I lived in Portland) indie dyer with the most amazing color combinations. If I had to pinpoint an “Aha!” moment as a beginning knitter, it would be when I picked up a skein of their wonderful sock yarns off the shelves from Twisted and realized how full of possibilities that single skein contained. There were so many unexpected color combinations that I suddenly telescoped into the future and saw all the awesome projects that I could make. I loved the playfulness and craftsmanship that went into the dyeing of each skein. Ever since then, I’ve been inspired to learn as much about the various dimensions of this craft. And boy, is there a lot to learn.
That is why when I found out about Blue Moon Fiber’s new fiber club, I knew I had to join. (Thankfully, V is so supportive of my interest. I know that sometimes my spinning and knitting gets in the way of clean dishes and folded laundry, but I only ever have to ask once before he gives me the OK to spend piles of money on what are essentially road-blocks to happy housekeeping. He is truly a good man.)
I’ve never been a part of a fiber club before, so I don’t know if this is typical of clubs. But, what I am also excited by is the different skills that will be emphasized with the different blends each month. This totally appeals to the structured way I like to learn things–the methodology at the heart of my madness.