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Brioche in the Round
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      9 comments

This was my morning class on Friday at the conference. I have knit brioche in one color flat and two color flat. This was my chance to do it in the ... Read more
Fair Isle Yoke Class
Monday, February 17, 2020      9 comments

This is going to have a bunch of photos. For the class we had homework. Not only to find yarn (preferably the kind indicated) but also in some pleasing to us colors. From one chosen color-knit the body and sleeves of a bitty sweater; sized ... Read more
So much fun at the Conference!
Friday, February 14, 2020      5 comments

I am having so much fun. Yesterday's class was a bit of a mind-blowing happening. This morning's class will be even more so! Most of my fun is just talking with people as we work together, putting together the conference packets, working th... Read more
I found a computer!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      10 comments

The hotel has a business center but once the conference starts I do not know how much time I will have unless it is early in the morning (I am still on Iowa and not Washington time). This area is lovely. My room has a huge window that I can see ... Read more
Radio silence is happening
Monday, February 10, 2020      7 comments

My phone is a stupid-smart phone and I am not taking my computer so I do not know how much I will be able to do on Spark starting tomorrow at o'dark hundred. I am not lost. I have not forgotten. I am just in over my head with learning new techni... Read more
Bit of plying tonight
Monday, February 10, 2020      6 comments

Earlier today, while waiting for the laundry, I emptied the last batch of spun yarn on a spindle onto a storage bobbin. It was the last bit of single-ply yarn from a 4 oz braid I started spinning in August at Michigan Fiber Fest. It just seemed... Read more
In more preparation for the conference next week...
Friday, February 07, 2020      8 comments

I managed to empty the small suitcase from the spinning class teaching that I did near the end of January. It is a hair-bit over the requirements for carry on and I am trying to decide to check or just try to carry on and see how far I can get. ... Read more
Friends and Coffee - It's the best
Thursday, February 06, 2020      6 comments

This morning started with meeting friends for coffee. After great conversations we moved to my friend's place and proceeded to map out some weavin... Read more
I am so happy!!!!!
Thursday, February 06, 2020      12 comments

Looks like a somewhat ordinary faucet. But NO! This is SUPER FAUCET!! A not-quite-boiling-water at a touch faucet. A soon to be well-loved fauce... Read more
My woven fabric for the loom house
Friday, January 31, 2020      7 comments

The piece is long. This was it finishing drying on the rack after a hard press from wet to almost dry (treating the hemp just like linen). Af... Read more
Flat to Floofy
Thursday, January 30, 2020      7 comments

Finally made it to the village today. With bad roads, snow storms, and sundry other things I have not been to the village since 15 January. I kept thinking how fast the black and white scarf is going and surely today I would finish the weaving. ... Read more
Two nights expand to three
Friday, January 24, 2020      9 comments

I got here on Wednesday ahead of one storm, checked in early and had most of the day for research, reading and KNITTING! This continued on Thursday with time taken out for the presentation and class that evening. When I got up this morning and r... Read more
So pooped
Thursday, January 23, 2020      8 comments

The presentation was 6:30-7:30 with spinning class from 7:30-8:30. We actually ended at 9:40 or so. By the time I got back to my room it was almost 10. I am wrung out. Basically I was "ON" from 6pm until when I got in my car between 9:40 and 10p... Read more
Pella, Iowa
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      6 comments

Pella is a smallish town in central-south Iowa. That just means it is south of I-80 and close to Des Moines. It was founded by immigrants from The Netherlands and has kept that influence since it was founded in 1847. They have a huge tulip festi... Read more
Sunday, January 19, 2020      10 comments

The KAL shawl is getting time on it and The Unpredictable Shawl is moving along. It looks scrunched up here and I am one and a half sections further along. ... Read more

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