I've been feeling pretty guilty about not posting more often. I think of things to talk about, then decide maybe you'd be bored. I really don't have a clue what part of this blog interests you...things about the business, things about my life, or ??? I'd sure love some help here. Bob thinks it's all about him. While I don't mind sharing, please tell me this isn't true...
While I was pondering this, I decided to answer some e-mails this morning. First one: Lisa Shell of Kai Ranch Mohair.
We've been talking about the next Taos Wool Festival. This year, she's going to have a double booth, which sounds like heaven to me. Last year I remember trying to be polite while I was happily loading up bags of her beautiful dyed kid mohair locks...it wasn't a pretty picture, I'm afraid. I remember the woman I was reaching over saying "are you going to buy ALL of it?" Well hey. It's going to sell some time today, why not to me? I never said I play well on the playground...and hand dyed locks like Lisa's don't happen too often. She who snoozes, loses!
Exciting news for Lisa this year: she is profiled in the amazing new book Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, by Joan Tapper and Gale Zucker. It is a beautiful book, and even if you're not a spinner, you'll love it. The author and photographer traveled this country to bring us all this inspiration. There will be a book signing in Lisa's booth this year, so if you're planning to come to Taos for the Wool Festival (Oct. 4 & 5), be sure to put this on your To Do list. You won't be sorry!
And now, I'm off to spend the rest of today at my own spinning wheel. ---Martie
(Photo courtesy of Kai Ranch Mohair: Calleb & Valentino 2004)