I've written here several times about what my Albuquerque SnB pals meant to me. I truly believe that I would not have survived the last semester of classes at UNM without them all. I miss a lot of things about New Mexico, but high on the list is my fiber posse.
While showering on Saturday (like many Aquarians, although I am an air sign, the water is my solace, my favorite place), I decided to try to emulate what I miss. It won't be as easy as picking up a few cans of Hatch chiles, but my two best high school friends and I were already meeting pretty regularly, and Jenny has started to join us and inspire us with her fabu spinning (btw, check out her shop...I've pet her yarn in real life...her work is ah.maze.ing).
So. I've started the Tobacco Valley SnB for fiberists (is that a word?) in the Connecticut/Massachusetts area. We meet on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks on Rte. 75 (Ella Grasso Turnpike) in Windsor Locks, right near Bradley International Airport. If you live in the area, I hope to see you there for our inaugural meeting this week.