Where I’ll Be

I've got the end of the year figured out. Who's coming to see me? August 22-24 - Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild Friday - to be determined Saturday - The Importance of Sampling and one more to be determined Sunday - Breeds Study - 12 breeds in 6 hours! September...

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White

When I was in Pennsylvania last time my mom and I and my sister-in-law, Marlene, stopped in a yarn shop. It was in the Kitchen Kettle Village if you are interested. There are lots of nice little shops there. The yarn store was called Lancaster Yarn Shop. They had some...

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Thatcher

So I've been in Utah for almost 2 weeks now. The first week was spent hanging around with Maggie and Brittney. We went to malls, saw at least 3 movies, bought books and ate a lot of things we shouldn't have. Then, last Sunday, a baby came! He's adorable and healthy...

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Drive Bands – Part 2

So last week I talked about what materials I like for a drive band. What has worked for me and what hasn't. I am focusing on cotton drive bands rather than stretchy drive bands because that's where most of the questions come in. So today I thought I would concentrate...

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Your Drive Band

A couple of days ago I posted a photo of an old drive band on the floor and just mentioned that I was changing the drive band on my spinning wheel. I was surprised at how many people were interested in that drive band. There were plenty of questions. So I thought that...

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Baby Sweaters

Baby Sweaters

I have a second grandchild due to be born in less than a month. I know. I don't look a day over 35 but to tell the truth, today is my 49th birthday so I am certainly old enough to have grandchildren. I sigh sometimes when I think about it. Especially since the ones at...

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Cotton, Flax, Hemp

Not my usual topic, I know. They are fibers I have thought about but I confess to only spinning one of them for any length of time. Well, I got a new book. It's a book I knew was in the works for some time but I had no idea it would be such an extensive look at these...

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It’s All About Color

It’s All About Color

  It's funny. My friends are always teasing me about how I love to spin white yarn. It's true, I do, but I didn't realize how true until I sat down to write this post and realized how few photos I have with colored yarn in them. In my defense I have spent the...

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Waffle Weave Away

Waffle Weave Away

Just before Thanksgiving I started winding warp for kitchen towels. I wanted to make some for my mom and for my sister-in-law and for my aunt. Well, I wanted to make towels for them and I wanted to try waffle weave so it was a win-win for all of us. I found the...

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