One of the things I love about being a knitter, and part of Ravelry, is that I am connected to a large group of people worldwide who have a passion for crafting. I also think that the power of this connection and hobby is economic – that is we can support our interests and do things we love. For example:
Earlier this year I joined a wonderful fiber club run by my friend in New Zealand. Tracee of Maude & Me Fibers dyes some beautiful things. February’s selection was New Zealand Perendale in the St. Alex colorway:
I then took the fiber I purchased and spun it up. It spun beautifully (one of the skeins I’m really proud of!). I then turned around and listed it in my shop:
A month or so later a fellow knitter purchased the skein. Imagine my surprise when she emailed me asking if she could link to me in her shop. She had taken this skein and woven it into a beauty which is now for sale in her shop, Spinehogknittables.