It will probably come as no surprise that the Kansas City Renaissance Festival has been cancelled this year. While I am disappointed, a disappointment that hasn’t gotten any less difficult to deal with the more life events I lose to COVID, I completely understand. It was the right call to make.
Like every other disappointment, I’m looking for that silver lining. What positive can I pull from this? Sure, I won’t be dressing in garb, and driving all the way out to site, to have playtrons yell at me that Marci’s beautiful work is too expensive. I don’t have to be outside in the heat, cold, rain, and mud. I won’t be spinning for hours while random men come up and tell me how my “sewing machine” works.
The one thing I can do, with or without the festival, is to spin for hours on my weekends.
I actually have barely touched any spinning project since our lockdown began. This would be a great opportunity to tackle some of those large spinning projects I’ve been putting off.
I still have that Hog Island fleece and money art yarn from my last Tour de Fleece that aren’t finished.
I have Horned Dorset and Gulf Coast sock yarns for Mom and me that need to keep moving to make the Shave ’em to Save ’em deadline.
I’m still devising a plan to get felted slippers from Reba seconds, so I’ll need to spin more yarn for those.
And if I get sick of the wheel, maybe I’ll finally finish my Ply Away sample spindle project (Ravelry link).
This has me a little excited about fall again. If any of my local friends want to help and have outdoor spaces where I can spin in the elements while you yell weird things at me from safe, social distance, it would be a good attempt to recreate the Faire experience I’m missing!