Today’s blog prompt from BlogHer:

The Business of Being Born is a passion project that has been fulfilling on many levels. Are you pursuing a passion project? (Guest Post by Ricki Lake, who can be found on Facebook or Twitter @RickiLakeShow)

For years I’ve had hobbies, but I’ve never really been passionate about anything. I’ve taken piano lessons, dabbled in drawing and painting, but nothing has quite captured my attention like yarn.

I haven’t learned how to crochet, but I’ve learned how to knit, dye, and spin yarn. I love all the colors and textures. I could get lost in a yarn store.

It was only about a year and a half ago that I learned how to spin and dye. Ever since, I have thought about selling what I make. Last year I started to make that dream come true at the company’s holiday craft fair. We didn’t sell much, but we sold something. It was a wonderful feeling.

Scarf made by a friend from my yarn

I have gotten a lot of compliments about the yarn that Lee and I create, and that makes me want to sell yarn even more.

We’ve bought several pounds of fiber and I’m working on dyeing and spinning it all. It’s slow going, but I think it will be worth it.

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