***I've got to make some decisions here, people. Autumn is rapidly approaching, and there are so many fiber events on the calendar (yay!) that I need to make a decision about which one(s) I want to attend.
Here's what's on the calendar, so far:
- October 6-7: Fall Fiber Festival, Montpelier, VA
- October 11-14: Stitches East, Baltimore, MD
- October 20-21: New York Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY
- October 26-28: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Fletcher, NC
- October 27-28: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, Berryville, VA
- November 8-11: Knitting at the Beach, Duck, NC
- November 9-11: Knitter's Review Retreat, Berkshires, MA
- November 17-18: Carodan Farm's KnitXperience Knitters Retreat, Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA
This list doesn't even include another knitting retreat that a local Stitch 'n Bitch group is having down at the beach, the same weekend as Stitches East. I'd already decided there were too many other fiber events going on to even consider that one.
Plus, there are some great classes being offered locally. Our local knitting guild is having a special workshop in early September on top-down Aran cardigans. Knitting Sisters in Williamsburg is having Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably workshops in late September. One LYS, The Knitting Basket is having a class on Thrummed Mittens, also in late September -- something that appeals to my always-cold-in-winter hands. And of course, our four other area yarn shops all offer a host of good classes. A knitter could go wild (and broke), taking them all!
It's a fun problem to have so many options to choose from. Which shall I attend? Chances are, the closer the event is to home, the higher probability of my attending. But, ya never know -- I could easily be talked into something farther away, if I'm feeling adventurous.
Which will you be attending?