The last day for the brick and mortar store is Saturday the 13th. That is in only 3 more days. While preparing for the new change in direction I have be rearranging the house a bit. Since I will continue to offer a wide range of fleeces and all the tools you need to make those fleeces into yarn we’ve had to make some new plans about how we use the space in our house. I also wanted a nice place where I can teach private lessons at home. The moving and reorganizing and rearranging isn’t finished yet but I see many trips to the Salvation Army in my future.

There are piles. Piles of things I thought I might keep but there is only so much room. It’s time to be realistic. Plus I just spent the whole day at the shop looking at all the things I thought would fit and rethinking that whole idea too.

Anyway, Saturday is coming and there is still a ton of stuff marked down. If you live within driving distance why don’t you come and hang out and spin? It’ll be our last spinning party at this shop. I have plans for parties in the future but…come and play.

 

So to change the topic to a more fun topic:

Cute lambs. The beauty on the left is a Wensleydale and the darling on the right is a Jacob. Two of my favorite breeds to spin. I can’t wait to get a hold of these fleeces!

Next week I leave for Rhinebeck. Lots of fun is happening there. Then I leave for England! I’m teaching the first two weekends of November there.

When I return from England I have plans to take a few weeks to relax a bit, catch up on some personal spinning and work on some projects that have been languishing. Today i would like to introduce you to two of those projects.

The first project comes from this fabulous book. I started it years ago. I have ripped it back many times. I made the yarn from Masham top.

Here it is. One of the things that is making it difficult is that I knit a few rows and then put it down. the key to this one might be consistent attention. I have big plans for finishing it before the end of winter.

The next project comes from this book. I started it when this book was newly published. 2001. That’s a long time for a project to be laying around.

It’s this sweater. I still love it. this one will probably not be finished by the end of winter. It takes me about 45 minutes to do one round. I may get faster if I focus though. It’s on size 2 needles. And I still love it.

The cleaning and reorganizing has brought a couple more unfinished projects to my attention but these are the two that are in process now. The others can wait. What’s another year or so?

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