Returning home

It felt awfully good to wake up in my own bed this morning. I love a vacation, but the first morning back feels so good. Sitting here with our coffee I contemplate what next? That is a bigger question than just shouldn't I get out there and feed the large mob of chickens, geese and ducks that are staring longingly at the back door.With the closing of Pico Accuardi Dyeworks this month I am at the crossroads. I tend to get very figity sitting about so I am booking up November fast. I'll be setting up a calendar here (as soon as I figure out how) with classes and events for the month. Beginning November 2nd I'll be teaching beginning spinning at Andersen Fiber Works every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3p. November 7th starts beginning knitting classes at Twisted every Monday evening from 6-8p. Within three weeks I'll have you ready to comfortably begin your own project. Tomorrow I'm teaching a private class for my sister's family--Sourdough bread baking using the dutch oven method. This is a birthday present for my sis, but may become part of a bigger class project. I've had online classes in my head for almost a year now. Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing, Cooking. If you know me at all you know I am all about creating community. The internet has created such a large community for crafters. Using different tools available I think that community feel can be kept intact during an online class. And then there is writing. I am working on an ebook right now that I hope to have finished before the holidays. The culmination of the two years Stevanie and I hosted The Community Sock Club at my restaurant. A book filled with patterns, recipes from the lunches and stories from our members. There were some amazing friendships created among the members. I'm excited to share our time with you. I'm also recreating my newsletter "An Omnibus". There are a few of you that subscribed to it a few years ago. I decided to let it go when PAD first started. Our Fiber Exploration Club took the place of my newsletter. I am ready to get back to a larger forum. This will be a monthly email newsletter. I've decided not to include a yarn option this time around. It will still include patterns, but I have a big stash and I bet readers would appreciate a chance to use something they already have. I will use yarns that can easily be purchases if you do feel the need to indulge;) So as you can see I'm not letting any moss gather. I'm not sure where all these ideas will lead, but they'll keep me out of trouble for the rest of this year.