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Friday craziness
Saturday, July 28, 2018      4 comments

Friday 8,500 bicycles were ridden through the small town where the historical village is located. The village had free admission with several of the old pieces of equipment (Amish buggy, fire truck from about 1945, thresher, old tractor) were lo... Read more
One bobbin spinning wheels
Thursday, July 26, 2018      2 comments

All the spinning wheels that have been fixed and reconditioned at the village have only one bobbin. That means when it is full or, in the case of the Tyrolean, holds all the fiber that I have to spin, I have to wind off the yarn to empty the bob... Read more
I am a Machine!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      3 comments

This is according to a quiz that I just took as to "What Kind of Knitter are You?". What Type of Knitter Are You? The Machine You’ve got multiple projects going all the time and you crank them out faster than a caffeinated cheetah. Y... Read more
Full Bobbins!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018      3 comments

Look at this! I am totally amazed at the size of this bobbin on this little tiny wheel. You are looking at 113 grams all single-ply on the bobbin with ... Read more
Today Prince George Came Home
Saturday, July 21, 2018      8 comments

Meet Prince George. The name just attached itself to this little spinning wheel a year ago when I was cleaning and sorting in the loom house. It is onl... Read more
Finished! Woo Hoo!
Thursday, July 19, 2018      5 comments

I have had a spindle spinning project going for a really long time. Basically I started it one night at spinners and then the bag of fiber got put in a bad place and I forgot about it. But I took it with me in June to Iowa Sheep and Wool and the... Read more
Conference purchases
Monday, July 16, 2018      5 comments

I bought books and two pieces of equipment that I have had on my list since early April. No yarn and only 8 ounces of fiber. Just to make myself work at a specific type of spinning and so I really, really look at what is going on I purchased a c... Read more
Finally Home!
Saturday, July 14, 2018      5 comments

Driving three days to the conference was fun and filled with anticipation. Then the massive let down of the place as I walked in the building; ugly, overdone, and filled on the first floor with casino and smoking. But I had a great time, learned... Read more
Last day of conference for me
Tuesday, July 10, 2018      3 comments

It has been a lot of fun. There are two more days and then another conference, Complex Weavers, starts after that. I still have things from earlier classes to finish reading. Today is an all day class on spinning. I know. I have been spinning fo... Read more
I am a Sea Turtle
Saturday, July 07, 2018      2 comments

A very fun quiz on a favorite designer's web page makes me a sea turtle: You are a Sea Turtle! You are a free spirit and an explorer, always ready to go on a new adventure. Knitting is your way to discover and understand the world ar... Read more
Conference hotel
Thursday, July 05, 2018      8 comments

I have to say that I felt like crying after I got here. Everything is geared for casino people. I know where my classes are tomorrow. Registration packets can be picked up in 30 minutes. I still feel a little weepy but I will get over that. I am... Read more
End of the second day on the road
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      2 comments

Tomorrow's drive gets me to Reno and the conference. Today was the long day. Essentially 5:30am-4pm. But I took lots of breaks. Had protein when I got hungry. And felt like I overdid the caffeine but I did not fall asleep so it's all good. I am ... Read more
Road Ready
Monday, July 02, 2018      6 comments

I am pretty much ready to leave tomorrow at 7am. Suitcase is packed except for vitamins which will go in after morning coffee. Spinning wheel, chair and cart are in the car. Car is washed and gassed. Road food is packed except for the cold stuff... Read more
I am gobsmacked
Thursday, June 28, 2018      6 comments

As I am the one cleaning up the cat pots and taking out the trash for tomorrow morning (normally DB's task) he hits me with "I don't want to go to Reno" for the international weaving conference. He has been talking about going to this for almost... Read more
Loving this new/old wheel
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      3 comments

This is one of the wheels that Mr. Incredible, Awesome, OMG how do you do that Spinning Wheel Repair Man got going again and I am loving it! Spins like... Read more

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