Books and Towels

There are two things happening right now and both of them involve free stuff! First! I have been going through my book shelves to make some room for new things and I have decided to get rid of some of my knitting books and I decided to just give them away to the...

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Drawing a Blank

I was getting really good at planning. But things are more difficult now for some reason. I'm not sure how to fix it. A few years ago I worked with Jillian and we set goals together and then we planned how to achieve those goals and then at the end of six months we...

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Kitchen Towels – Always learning

I put some number of kitchen towels (I actually can't remember how many) on the loom way back in December. My plan was to weave them rally quick and have a few little gifts for Christmas. LOL! It is now March. I can see the end of the tunnel but they still are on the...

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Back From My Run!

In February of 2017 I attended my first runDisney weekend at Disney World. I went with my 3 daughters and we all did the 5K together. It was fun and Maggie had her 16th birthday at the Magic Kingdom on our last day. I was in no shape and the 5K took everything I had...

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Looking to Buy Wool Combs? – Terminology

The point of combing is to align fibers, remove debris and increase the consistency of the fibers to be used in spinning. Choosing the right combs will make a big difference in the end result. I talk about this a lot when I teach classes that have any processing...

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Using Sample Cards to Plan a Project

Over on the Patreon Page we have begun choosing a pattern as well as our fiber for the Sweater Spin Along that will be happening over the next 8 months. I know it sounds long but it's nice to be able to take your time and really do it. and for most people, a sweater...

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No Shed – New Shed

The two looms I own are the Schacht Baby Wolf and Schacht Mighty Wolf. The towels I'm currently weaving at a pace as slow as a snail are on the Baby Wolf which is a 24" wide, 8 shaft loom. I only have 4 of the shafts threaded for this twill. I'm on the 5th towel of 10...

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I Found Some Yarn

When I was winding the warp for the towels I'm weaving I ran out and had to put a brown stripe. They were originally just going to be white. I was sure I had more white cotton somewhere and I couldn't find it anywhere. Really. I looked everywhere. Almost. The other...

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