Mike in Tampa aka stickywarp actually gave me this idea. What do you guys think about having a convention or gathering somewhere like, I don't know, maybe, Florida...in February? I have an acquaintance at a convention-type hotel in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area who could help to set it up. My questions for you all are: How much would you be willing to spend in terms of time and money? What kind of program(s) would you like to see? Classes? Yarn crawls? Vendors? Should we bow? Should we curtsy? Should we give them Tiparillos? (OOPS. Wrong room.) Let me know what you think please.
I am searching for information on doing steeks. Anyone out there doing them or had experience to share? If you can contribute to any of the following, it would be appreciated:
1. Any references (book or on-line) for doing steeks;
2. Any experience you've had and tips you'd like to share;
3. The different methods for doing a steek; and,
4. How to do steeks for necklines, cardigan fronts and armholes.
So - what's the most exotic fiber you've worked with, either spinning or knitting.
I am often tempted to get som qiviut, possum, yak, bison, etc.
And some of the stranger fibers from habu - pineapple? stainless steel?
but I'm too much a New Englander by nature and nurture to spend the cash!