Friday, January 23, 2009

Introducing Meg of Hoobody Fibers

Last but not least, that's my motto. I'm Meg, your Fiber Barista from Hoobody Fibers. I'm the other LYSO of the group, having owned Yarn Expressions for almost 15 years. I'm a Midwesterner born and raised, but job changes sent us to Huntsville, AL 16 years ago. Our children were in elementary school at the time, so I took a year to get them settled and acclimated, and then I looked for something to occupy the rest of my time. I've been knitting for as long as I can remember -- my grandmother taught me when I was five, just to keep me out of trouble -- so opening a yarn shop was my dream come true. It still is!

sock collage
Hoobody Fibers has been a part of Yarn Expressions for two years now, and I really enjoy being able to share my love of color and texture with my customers in this new way. I have a few repeatable colors in my repertoire, but mostly I like to play with color combinations and let them tell me how they should be.

Huntsville is known as Rocket City, and is home to Marshall Space Flight Center and the U. S. Space and Rocket Center. The large influx of scientists and engineers makes Huntsville very different from other Southern cities, and I'm hoping to share some of that non-traditional Southern Hospitality with y'all.

Although knitting is my first love, spinning is my latest obsession. We've recently started selling hand-dyed spinning fibers at Yarn Expressions, which gives me just one more outlet for playing with color.

I hope you've enjoyed the color-filled travelogue we've given you over the past few weeks. I'm so pleased to be a part of this fantastic group of dye artists. I can't wait for the club packages to start rolling in!

Sign up ends in just a few days, so if you haven't secured your spot yet, do it now -- you won't be sorry!


RoxanneZYG said...

Hi Meg! Tempting us with fibres too...yum! I love your pretty and so tempting!

Ruth said...

Meg, It's all so beautiful!

baresheep said...

You're a rainbow gal too? hee hee!!!