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Monday, March 16, 2020      9 comments

This was last night. I am looking forward to the 'new' floors (this room and hall) but we are in a hotel for a week and we cannot move anything on t... Read more
Lots and Lots done today
Monday, March 09, 2020      7 comments

Jeremy arrived a smidge before 8am. I had already loaded what I needed for the village and moved my car to the curb. As soon as everything was nailed down as how the floor and steps would work I left. After some errands in town I arrived at the ... Read more
This month is going to be....
Monday, March 09, 2020      8 comments

... an I don't know what. The floor people were supposed to be here a week ago to put new floor on the landing and carpeting on the stairs. That got moved to tomorrow. We are ready for that one. Then a week later we have to board the cats a... Read more
Concert knitting
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      7 comments

We had tickets for The Chieftains' concert tonight but Dearly Beloved has caught a massive cold (much hand washing for me) and could not go. I quickly cast on a hat and had the cast on and one round done before I left home. ... Read more
Time Trials
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      6 comments

Not as a runner - as a weaver. Yesterday at the village weaving on the band loom during the most boring part. The part between the bar at the front and the one at the back is the looooongest stretch of weaving. It feels like no matter how ... Read more
Tacoma WA Hotel Murano
Thursday, February 27, 2020      9 comments

Earlier this month I attended the Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma. The conference hotel was Hotel Murano. Tacoma has a lot of glass creators. The hotel features a different one on each floor as well as having a lot of glass on display in ... Read more
Practicing at the village
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      9 comments

Next month I am the program for the homeschoolers. We are going to look at cotton. I have a bunch of cotton bolls which I am going to put on the floor like rows of cotton. Then I will split the group into smaller groups/partners, give each a pil... Read more
Lucet class at conference
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      5 comments

A lucet looks like a fork with the middle two tines removed. This is not a real good one since you cannot see the part that is held in the hands. ... Read more
Brioche in the Round
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      10 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      10 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      11 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

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