Thursday, February 16, 2006
Going along with the knitting nicely, if I do say so myself. I've made plenty of mistakes, I'm sure, but this is the furthest I've ever gone with a knitting project. That looked like knitting. I have a scarf I made awhile back that I wear to the bunny house. It was made on knitting needles but other than that bears no resemblance to knitted fabric! This piece mostly looks like what it should! Thanks for all the cheers and encouragement!
I went to a meeting yesterday, which was why I made so much progress. On the drive up and back I was able to knit. Progress was made in the meeting as well, I think. I'm not good at committees but things seems to be shaping up. This organization, Round the Mountain, is attempting to find ways to help artisans in Southwestern Virginia promote themselves and their crafts. I had a few reservations going into this meeting about what the definition of an 'artisan' might turn out to be but I was impressed with the attitudes that I saw as people struggled with a difficult issue. I was also a little concerned about the fact that there might be membership fees, but on thinking about it I can see that there might be advantages to both artisan and guild to have them. I don't know that things were hammered out to the point that final decisions were made; we needed to leave a little early and things were still being discussed. It's exciting, anyway, to be a small part of something that could benefit an area so long neglected by state and federal governments.
I was also able to discuss NAIS with a member of our local government and she's working on the issue. She has run into the same misinformation that many people are getting, but is very intelligent and has spent some time getting real facts. I'll be interested to see what happens next. Knowing this woman, she may single-handedly defeat the whole problem!