All About Color

So I've spent this week taking a class. It's on Craftsy and it's called Spinning Dyed Fibers with Felicia Lo. You can find it here. Felicia is the founder of Sweet Georgia Yarns. I've never used her yarns but I know her spinning fibers are fantastic. The colors are...

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Easy and Hard

I've been thinking a lot lately about stuff that is hard for me that should be easy. It's hard for me to prioritize. If I did a better job of it I might spend less time on putting out fires (meaning hurrying to do all the stuff I am behind on). It's hard for me to not...

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Spin Tech

I got a new toy a few weeks ago. It's called a Spin Tech. It's an electric spinner. I have not wanted an electric spinner because of the way I spin. I'm more of a Rita Buchanan Style spinner than a Judith McKenzie style spinner. What I mean by that is I don't change...

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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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