SAFF, Fiber in the ‘Boro, Yarnies, and Gratitude

Things are finally settling down just a touch after a whirlwind year. I am finally finding a bit of time following a two week road trip that included a 3-day weekend in Asheville, NC at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF), a one-day show in Murfreesboro, TN named Fiber in the ‘Boro, along with several Local Yarn Shop stops, knit nights with friends whom I don’t get to see often enough, and all those beautiful smiling yarnie faces (old and new)! 

One of the folks I had a chance to see was Mary Beth Temple. We had a lovely chat at SAFF about all things yarn and crochet. For those who don’t know, crochet is my first yarn love. It will always hold a special place in my heart. And lo and behold, Ms. Mary Beth snagged some of my yarn to rework a classic pattern of hers, the Concentric Cowl. It is posted on her blog as a free pattern. Go check it out!

The pattern uses one skein of Mimi DK (100 grams/231 yards)  and one Mimi DK Mini 50 skein (50 grams/115 yards) OR you can make TWO cowls using opposite colors of two 100 gram skeins. One for you and one for that special, crochet/knit worthy someone in your life. WHAT?! How could you not? 

Concentric Cowl by Mary Beth Temple
Concentric Cowls made using 90s Grunge: Come As You Are and 90s Grunge: Faded Denim, Mimi DK

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?

At the end of the day, I am reminded how lucky I am to meet such talented, friendly, and colorful people with a common love for yarn and fiber. So many of you have encouraged and motivated me in my work — and some days that is exactly what I have needed to continue on. Your support means everything to me! 

Thank you my friends.

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