Stitches for stitches
Monday February 01st 2021, 10:47 pm
Filed under: Knit

The virtual Stitches West is this weekend. Anyone signed up for any classes? I’m trying to figure out how going to the market would be any different from simply shopping online.

I need my knitting mojo back and hanging around yarn and other people who love playing with it is the best way there is.

If only… And next year it’ll be held in Sacramento after all these years of being nearby.

If you’ve participated in one of the virtual fiber fests I’d love to know what you thought of it.

Meantime, Michelle has a co-worker who’s as hearing impaired as I am and who uses a captioning service for Zoom. Which Zoom ought to have built in but they don’t. It would be amazing to have that and worth the cost and we’re looking into it, with thanks to that co-worker for the mention.

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Maybe, maybe you can come to knitting Sunday’s? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Afton 02.02.21 @ 5:02 am

I haven’t done any classes or zoom sessions “at” festivals yet, but I am trying a free zoom class from Zen Yarn Garden later this month, which I hope will be fun.

For me, the real fun of festivals is wandering around, looking at and TOUCHING things, and that is so hard to replicate online. Virtual Maryland and Rhinebeck, most of what I bought was from vendors I know, since I reminded myself that many times when I touch yarn, it isn’t as soft as I like it, so I was cautious. I appreciated any festival sales and deals, and that I was supporting vendors that I want to make it, but it wasn’t the same as the in-person experience at ALL.

Comment by ccr in MA 02.02.21 @ 7:58 am

So weary of this “life-on-hold”. (sigh)

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 02.02.21 @ 8:24 am

I really missed our local “Woolstock” last fall. It’s a fleece and fibre festival held in Woodstock, hence the nickname. I am hopeful for the coming October but will not hold my breath. (Blue is not an attractive skin colour.)

I miss being able to touch the yarn, smell the yarn (and animals) and also the feeling of being with my people.

Good luck with the zoom captions. That would be great!

Comment by Chris S in Canada 02.02.21 @ 11:06 am

I did virtual Rhinebeck for a bit. It was fun to go “into” a virtual booth and chat with the proprietor a bit. They talked about their business and they held up skeins of yarn for me to see. Not as good as fondling it in person, but it kinda worked. It was a business I’d had my eyes on and wanted to connect with – I’m not sure how well it would have worked to just randomly pop in somewhere. And the virtual classes are pretty good – you can actually see and hear the instructor!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.03.21 @ 11:30 pm

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