Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

I belong to two fiber clubs. I hoard the monthly installments of Hello Yarn's Fiber Club because I am a believer in the stash as a crayon box for spinning. I don't need to push Hello Yarn's gorgeous fiber because the waiting list is long, and her shop updates sell out before you can click the refresh button.

In February I signed into Spunky Eclectic's Weaving Club which is specifically designed for rigid heddle loom users, a friendly place to start if you're new to weaving. You may recall that I own a Cricket. The think I love about the Weaving Club is you can specify which color family you would prefer, and while I have been entirely unable to keep up with the arrival of plump beautiful packets of fiber every month, I love to squish them and know that I will never in my life be bored for lack of gorgeous projects. Here's the latest installment, which will weave up to look a little like a tartan, because of all the colors the two handpainted skeins have in common. It's dead clever:

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Also last week, my copy of Deb Robson's Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook arrived. I was lucky enough to see a galley copy of the book over the winter, so I have been looking forward to this, but I was not expecting it to be as beautifully produced a book as it is.

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I could tell you more about it, but all I really need to say is that if you think you could maybe enjoy this book, or might need a sheep and wool reference resource sometime, you must must MUST buy yourself a copy as an essential tool in your fiber life. If you want MORE information before you decide to make the minor inventment in this VERY IMPORTANT BOOK, you can read Michelle the Knitting Scholar's in depth review here. In fact, I recommend you read Michelle's review anyway, because the review is itself a piece of poetry. Good things come of good things, my dear.

Thank me later.