Goals and Resolutions

For the last 3 years I have made a list of goals at the beginning of the year. 2015 is no different. Each year the list has gotten more and more specific. Because of my friend who is a genius at list making, I have learned that if I write it down, I usually accomplish...

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Christmas Came Early For Me

I can't believe it's been more than a month since my last post! I have two stories today and neither of them include any spinning but I have to share them. The first story starts out sad but ha a happy ending for me. Lou and I have friends in Pennsylvania, Mark and...

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Wheels For Sale!

I'm paring down a bit. I love all of these wheels but I never use them for various reasons. They are all extremely beautiful and in great shape. There may be more later but I'm starting with these three. First up is this lovely little 19 inch Rick Reeves Saxony. It is...

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Preparation – the Second

So the wool got washed and a few days ago I was sure i had all of my fibers but I needed to assemble the fibers for each class to make sure. This is my starting pile: That hip high pile is all of the washed fleece. I ad my list of what wool i needed for which class...

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Preparation

Earlier this year I knew I would have a bunch of classes to teach with not a lot of time in between. In addition, because I had sold the shop, I no longer had unlimited access to all of the fleeces I would ever want. Both of these things meant that I would need to get...

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Yes, I Am Bragging a Little

I have looked at Amazon rankings for books in the past. They've never been for a book that I wrote because, well, I only have one book and it just came out. So now I've been checking the Amazon Ranking for The Spinner's Book of Fleece...because I'm a curious girl. I...

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All the Babies

I'm getting ready for my classes which will come quickly, one after the other, beginning next week in Los Angeles. One of the classes i am teach a couple of times this fall is about spinning and finishing downy fibers such as Cashmere, Yak, and Qiviut. I realized that...

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Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

I have had the opportunity over the years to meet some really fabulous people. Many of them have become my friends. Three of them started to gang up on me a little last year. All of them are awesome knitters and they are the kinds of knitters who design stuff! Greg...

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Once I Wanted to Name My Baby Lace.

Lousmith was not in favor of that so she is named Maggie (actually Margaret) after me and my grandmother. But that's another story. Anyway, I've always loved lace. Really, all my life. I never thought I could make it though. Then I learned to  knit and not very long...

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