Months ago I reserved this past weekend on the calendar for a day to myself to go visit A Wool Gathering festival at Young's Dairy in Yellow Springs. The calendar is an important tool around here so everyone knows when the rare occasion comes up for me to do something sans family. I've tried to go with the family, but quite honestly, they just don't understand the excitement I feel when I immerse myself in yarn, roving, loose fibers, and other fiber artist goodies. Instead, they indulge me for about 10 minutes and then decide it's time to race through the festivities and then go play miniature golf and eat ice cream. Basically, we're not on the same page...except for the ice cream part.
Saturday morning my friend Cassie from knitting class, and her husband Dana, picked me up and we made our way over to Yellow Springs. I was so happy to go with them because being the crocheters, knitters, weavers and beginning spinners that they are, they understand my need to go and take part in some fiber immersion. I was also excited about finally meeting some of my friends from the Namaste Farms group on a website called Ravelry. We message each other back and forth about things, but there's nothing like finally putting a name to a face. That is important to me because I have a very vivid imagination and usually what I think a person looks like, even if I can squint to see their little avatar, is nothing like they actually look.