Carol has been a good friend to the Ancient Arts team, both personally and professionally. She has worked with us in a variety of ways, including doing our pattern tech editing, advising us, showing us the ropes from the inside out of the yarn industry, and last but not least using our yarn in her designs and publications! Let’s show you some of what we think is a beautiful partnership. In her latest book which was released this summer, Lace Yarn Studio, she features her beautiful Mihika Cardigan which uses our limited edition BFL lace weight yarn (our 100% Merino lace weight yarn would substitute in beautifully).
In short, she’s talented, generous, beautiful inside and out, and has a wicked sense of humour. We wish we could see more of her. Imagine our surprise and delight when we looked out the condo window at Olds College Fibre Week in June. We had invited her to come along for a visit and to promote her book, but we didn’t really think we would be lucky enough to have this happen!
I took a closer look because I couldn’t believe my eyes. Yes! It was her!!!
We took her on a tour of the lovely campus and showed her the gardens and roses. You can see by the smile on her face how much she enjoyed it all! Here she is, stopping to smell the beautiful prairie roses.
Carol seemed to really enjoy the water garden, so we spent some time there while she relaxed and wound down from the long trip. Then it was time to head off and introduce her to some of our Olds College friends.
We headed to the Land Science building, where we ran into the Olds Fibre Week Program Administrator Zach Webster. He was totally charmed by Carol, as you can see by the gleam in his eyes! And by the smile on Carol’s face, I think she appreciated him too.
We then introduced Carol to Carol in catering services…one of our favourite people at Olds. Carol from Olds was most impressed with Carol from Philly, in fact, she was head over heels to meet her!
She had a ton of fun and had lots to say about the sights, the projects, the skills, and all the people she met.
At one point, she was inspired to try that head stand herself. It wasn’t really a success, though. I had to hold her steady through the whole thing.
Here we are, taking her for one last walk around the campus before we had to take her back to her plane.
By Carol’s huge smile, we can see she enjoyed the whole visit as much as we did! We sure hope she can make it again, for a longer visit….perhaps she can teach there one year???