Apologies for being MIA for so long. It’s been an incredible few months in Italy! I spent time in Alba, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Parma, and now I’ve begun work as an English teacher and tutor. I had experience teaching weaving classes at Loop Yarn in Philadelphia, but I never taught English, so I was a little nervous. But after 2 weeks I can happily report that I love my new job! The hours are flexible, the job itself is fun, the students (all adults, at the moment) are lovely, and it’s challenging me to use a part of my brain that hasn’t been flexed since April when I last taught at Loop.
I’ve found a few yarn shops in my town— most were closed for all or the majority of August, so I’m excited that they’ve all opened up this month! Also, last weekend I went to an event called Rural Festival: Biodiversita Agricola (watch the video at the bottom of that link, it’s great!) and saw some beautifully hand dyed wool yarn. Though I didn’t purchase any for myself, I took the photo below to remember the dusty, subtle colors that I love so much.
In other news, I’m happy to say I will have a new shawlette pattern coming out on the first day of fall, September 23rd! It’s reversible, symmetrical, and involves tassels, so it should be fun. Keep an eye out on my Instagram for posts about that, or check back here or on my Ravelry page for the pattern download.
That’s all for now, but before I sign off, here are some photos of fiber adventures of the past few months for you to click through (+ some cat photos and other beautiful moments I thought you’d enjoy)