Well it's official! I received my enrollment confirmation, I'm registered for this years' Fibre Week at Olds College in Alberta. I am SO excited. This is their 100 year celebration and the Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta will be holding their annual conference at the same time. Jeremy and I booked our hotel room in December and got the last room just to show how big of an event it will be! I will be taking a Hand Spindles workshop which I really wanted to take last year (from Stephanie Gaustad) but it was sadly cancelled. I have also volunteered again to help out with the fleece auction so you will definitely see me in the marketplace if not all over their beautiful grounds. I will also be visiting the horses and barns :) I am also excited because one of my favourite dyers will be one of the vendors this year; The Wacky Windmill. I already know I won't have enough money :P If you are at all interested in fibre I can't recommend Fibre Week enough. The campus is not only gorgeous, it is so refreshing being surrounded by like-minded people with varying degrees of expertise. I am also very happy from my good friend Deb Behm who will be teaching one of the Master Spinners levels this year! Last year I took a sock design class and the two levels of the Wool Judging course. There are so many classes I am interested in this year, check it out! The countdown begins.
I recently bought a pair of these Chiaogoo fixed circular needles to try out. I loved them so much I bought another pair. The points are nice and sharp, the joins are smooth and the cable is... an actual cable. Very strong and as I am using them on my current project I find I am knitting faster with them because I'm not worried about them coming unscrewed, or the tips breaking free of their casing. I have been knitting effortlessly with them. I would like you to try these needles out as well! All you need to do is comment on this post saying why you could use a good set of needles and what project you would try them out on. You will win a pair of Chiaogoo fixed circular needles in any size and cable length and I will also be throwing in 3 mini skeins of my handspun yarn. This giveaway will close on Sunday March 17th at 10:00 pm Sask time and I will randomly pick a winner. Good Luck!