Have you found Woolful yet? If you haven't, here you go. You're welcome.
I have been so inspiried listening to the makers, enablers, and all around wool-lovers united by Ashley's podcast. There have been points as I'm listening to her, or her guests, and I can't help but think they're reading my mind. That they've some how articulated the thoughts that I've been dancing with in my head, but haven't been able to articulate [either for lack of words or receptive sounding boards].
So, in line with my resolve to, well, put simply, be less of a pansy, I reached out to Ashley. I took her up on her invitaton to be a part of the podcast [along with a smallish push from the hubby]. It was just a short clip, but I have to say, it was very exciting to be able to contribute in some small way to the inspiration and education that she's providing to her listeners-Thanks again Ashley [and congrats on hitting 100K].
Ashley asked if fiber arts had been a family trait, to which I anwered, no. But more than that, I had little crafting of any sort that I can remember growng up. Now that I think about it, I don't know where my need to create came from. And it really is just that. A need. What I did get from my family was the confidence to try [that confidence may be limited to making, but it's there none the less]. They may not have had the know how to show me how to create, but they absolutely made me believe that I was capable of damn near anything. Maybe to a fault [not many people would jump in head first to rekey a piano on their own-in the sake of crafting, of course].
Regardless, if you'd care to have a listen you can do so here. I wish I'd added a little more of what I've just reflected on during my answer on the podcast, but I was nervous, so there. There's always next time.