I’ve begun to sort through some of the samples and yarns with which I returned home from Columbus. Now for my favourite part, planning my summer swatching.
How do I plan? It should come as no surprise that on the flight home I pulled out my notebook and began a list. What did I include? There’s space for details such as the company, yarn line, the colourway, and quick thoughts on if I plan to knit, crochet, or weave. As I work through the list I record when I swatched and I have some room for other short notes of interest. Each swatch will get its own page in the notebook as I begin to work on it.
I didn’t intend to come home with any new design yarn. However, I helped a bit in the booth and this collection of samples to swatch (and a few full-size skeins) began as I was hanging samples of Meridian. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head so made a proposal before I even swatched.
Two swatches are beginning to take shape and excite me.
Preview of summer swatching plans, part two
The Business and Creative Services membership section held a networking event during the show. Several generous sponsors pitched in to help make the get together a little bit extra special. I’m excited to try some yarns I’ve had my eye on for a while that are outside what I commonly work with. I’m curious to see where they lead me.