Rescheduled Events

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A new normal in these ever-uncertain times seems to be rescheduled events. This month I was scheduled to do a trunk show at Serenity Knits in New Market. This show will be rescheduled but no date has been set as of yet. I look forward to planning another date for the show with Sheila once our current health crisis is under control.

The Sunshine Fibre Festival has been rescheduled to July 25 from May 2. I am looking forward to participating in this show and meeting new people. Just the thought of being out in public excites me.

How are you managing in our present circumstances of social distancing and self isolation? I live in a small beach-front community with my husband of 33 years. Our kids are grown and married and live a few hours from us. I miss them terribly but I am so thankful for technology that allows us to Facetime and Zoom with them and the other people in our lives that we love and cherish. On our kitchen table we have a 1,000 piece puzzle that we enjoy working on. My husband is diligently working from home during the day and I continue to dye yarn which brings me so much joy. I am thankful that I can take daily walks and this past weekend I even went for a bike ride. I must admit living in a small town makes it easy to keep social distance.

On my knitting needles I have two pairs of socks in various stages of completion. Early in January I began knitting a sweater but I became discouraged with the lack of progress so I’m thinking of pulling it out and using the yarn on another sweater pattern. I really like the Maryanna sweater by Heidi Reszies and think I might attempt to make it.


My Scrappy Socks. I'm improvising the pattern as I go.
Vanilla Souffle Socks
Vanilla Souffle Socks. A free pattern on Ravelry.

I belong to a group on Facebook called Ravelry Free Patterns (Knit Only) and have been amazed at the generosity of designers around the world offering their patterns for free. Their generosity inspired me to offer my Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern for free for several weeks. I was blown away to see it had been downloaded over 4,800 times!

If more events are rescheduled or cancelled I will be sure to let you know. Have a peak at my Where to Find Us page to see which festivals I will be participating in this year.

Stay safe!

Signature: Heart Barb


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