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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
Weaving to match fabric
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      8 comments

Two colors of the same fabric for a project bag - or maybe two; one larger, one smaller. From this I started weaving a band for the drawstring on one o... Read more
I have no business doing this
Monday, January 06, 2020      9 comments

I started another project today. It is one that has been on my mind for a few weeks (I purchased the kit a long time ago) as I have been clearing out emails off and on. An email from the company links to a few videos to explain some stitches in ... Read more
Back to cheesemaking
Saturday, January 04, 2020      11 comments

This morning I made ricotta again. It's really easy. Takes about an hour, depending on how dry you want it and the final cooling before putting it in the frig. ... Read more
SOME times!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019      8 comments

I am a good weaver. Some have said a great weaver. You could not tell that from my last project started at the village! Threading a two-shaft loom, you have only two choices of where to put a thread: on shaft one or shaft two. Well, I screw... Read more
Belated present for the cats
Sunday, December 29, 2019      16 comments

They are over the moon with the "Whack-a-Feather"! It comes with two different feather things and one mouse (they already have one ear pulled off). ... Read more

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