And More Weaving

I have been spinning too. I promise. But I wanted to tell you about this thing that I did. Last week Sara Lamb came over - from California. It's all because I am/was not a confident weaver. I have giant plans for some testing of handspun yarns but it would require...

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The Weaving

So, there was this project I began so so long ago. I wanted to remember my friend Kathy Rowe by weaving some of the lace weight yarns she had dyed. I used to sell her yarns in my shop and when we lost her I took them all home with me. Here is a post from a while ago...

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Progress…

I have a sock problem. I used to knit them. I made them for a few people who loved them. I made a few pairs for myself but they wore out. Fast. I am talking aobut a hole under the ball of my foot within 6 wearings. That is too fast for the amount of knitting that is...

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A Whole Lotta Knittin’ Goin’ On

In early May Stephanie Pearl McPhee came over to play with us. Well actually, she taught us how to knit faster one day and taught us lots of ways to knit with color the next day. The above photo is the only one I remembered to take from the Knitting with Speed and...

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Spinner’s Flock and the Queen of Singles

    I've just returned from a lovely weekend in Ohio. I was teaching at Stringtopia in Lebanon and held at the Golden Lamb Hotel which is Ohio's oldest operating hotel. If I remember correctly it was established in 1817 and lots of well known people have stayed there,...

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The Importance of Taking Classes

When I was young we would all go to my grandmother's house on Saturday afternoons. She held a ceramics class for us. She and my mother would go to ceramics every week and paint and decorate ceramic items. They would also buy unfired greenware for us to paint. we...

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Combing Can be Easy

  So I've been combing a lot lately. And I was thinking while I was combing about how some of you might feel a little afraid of the combing. Maybe it looks like a lot of work or maybe the combs look scary or you've heard that there is too much waste involved, but hand...

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This Year’s Schedule

I'm terrible with the photography. I forget to take pictures of what's going on because I am focused. Not a bad thing to be a teacher or participant and be focused but it puts a crimp in the blogging. There has been a ton of spinning and knitting and weaving and...

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Short Forward Draw and Short Backward Draw

I've been teaching a drafting class for a little while now. Every time we talk about short backward draw I say how it makes less of a worsted yarn that short forward draw and isn't as consistent. Today I was spinning some Spunky Eclectic dyed Wensleydale and decided...

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