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Thursday, May 03, 2018      7 comments

Never leave knitting on the needles around animals (cats) and small children. The test knit shawl I have been working on was in the last 25% and then a great niece visited. She is a little over two. The shawl is now 8 rows away from being 25% do... Read more
After Spinning and Before Weaving, Knitting
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      2 comments

I am taking a hiatus from spinning for a number of days to see if I can pound out some WIPs. In pulling together things I have a BSJ, the test knit, a charted shawl, a cowl, and a brioche scarf. The cowl seems to need the least time as I read th... Read more
Yippy Skippy Plying!
Sunday, April 29, 2018      3 comments

The Cormo wool that I started spinning on 17 April is now plyed! Tomorrow it will go off the bobbins and on the niddy-noddy for a short rest and then a wash on Tuesday. First it looked like: ... Read more
Quilt Show
Saturday, April 28, 2018      6 comments

This is where I have spent the last two days. I was spinning while people were purchasing quilts. It was an interesting time; much spinning accomplishe... Read more
Road Trip - with lots of stops
Thursday, April 26, 2018      3 comments

The road trip had many different reasons for being. I had promised to deliver a great wheel to a town an hour away so the recipient of the gift would not know it was purchased. ... Read more
I am over the moon!
Monday, April 23, 2018      3 comments

The spinning wheel that I rehabbed in over the winter at the village worked with a few quirks. Old wheels always have quirks and ones that have not been used in who knows how long have more than the usual number of quirks. But it spun and I was ... Read more
Spinning in the log cabin
Saturday, April 21, 2018      3 comments

We had an entire grade of 100 second grade students at the village yesterday. Since the loom house is undergoing renovations I was put in the log cabin f... Read more
More and More Spinning
Friday, April 20, 2018      2 comments

Tuesday night as spinners I felt the need to start a different type of wool than what I was spinning. Enter a naturally colored heathered black Cormo wool ... Read more
Road trip - for spinning wheels
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      3 comments

Monday two of the wheels went to Amazing, Stupendous, Fantabulous Spinning Wheel Repair Guy. These two: ... Read more
Huge exciting weekend!
Monday, April 16, 2018      5 comments

Friday night was setting up tables, chairs, stage, etc. for the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners meeting on Saturday. We had Joan Ruan, champion of cotton and hemp as the speaker on Saturday. In the morning she walked us through the ... Read more
Spinning wheels in purgatory
Saturday, April 07, 2018      3 comments

The wheels and everything that could be moved has been moved in anticipation of the new paint job and floor. But they look pathetic where they are: ... Read more
Poor Loom House
Friday, April 06, 2018      4 comments

It is empty except for the two large looms and two pieces of furniture that will not be moving back in. This corner usually looks like ... Read more
Surprise! No change!!
Thursday, April 05, 2018      6 comments

I was a bit apprehensive last week at the conference since Dearly Beloved decided to come along. When I travel by myself I take protein drinks, apples, protein bars, and cheese for breakfast and lunch. Consequently I do not eat a lot of calories... Read more
This has been tremendous!!
Saturday, March 31, 2018      2 comments

PlyAway 3 has been another sterling success. Today is the last day. I have one class this morning (knitting ergonomics) and this afternoon I minion for my friend in vendor hall. At 3pm we pack up her booth and at 4pm we load out. Everything is s... Read more
Wow! This is going to help!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday my first session was "Know your wheel" which was not so much for my own wheel but I hoped that there would be a variety of wheels in the class that would be talked about so I could broaden my base of wheel knowledge to apply to the whe... Read more

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