Merino Lace…and Margaret Stove

Margaret Stove has long been one of my heroes. My spinning career began at about the same time as my discovery of my love of lace knitting. It's no secret that I am not a fan of Merino. I should clarify. I am not a fan of spinning mill processed Merino. I love washing...

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So much going on and lots to post about...in a couple of days.The thing is, I was in Peru for less than 2 weeks and I miss it. How could I get so attached to a place in such a short time?

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Peru – The First Time

I say the First Time because I can't imagine this being the last time.Before I left for Peru I had my usual travel jitters. My usual nuttiness. I was nervous and scared and worried about a million things. I had no idea what was in store or really even what to expect....

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New weaving and Old Spinning Wheel

Remember when Denny came in May and helped me put that warp on the back beam of my loom? (Warp was wound here) I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of threading and also was VERY nervous about threads breaking because they seemed to break so easily while we were...

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Knit a Dozen Slippers!

I have a friend and she is the cutest thing. her name is Amy. I met her a couple of years ago because of spinning. It was near the beginning of her current career which has just exploded for her and I am so glad.She is a terrific designer who has had knitwear designs...

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Michael Cook and the Silk

These photos are a little out of order but you'll get the gist. the gist is, if you have an opportunity to take a class with Michael Cook on how to tie your shoes, SIGN UP!The classroom was ready on time. Each student got 8 ounces of silk cocoons. Enough to play with...

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Catching Up.

Maggie and Ryan have started Tae Kwon Do. The above photo is Ryan getting a bit of yellow tape on his belt. He's quite into this. Maggie is liking it too though not as excited as Ryan. It's good for them and since we homeschool, this will be their Physical Education...

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Just Like a Real Shop

Shelly Lampshire is here all weekend doing Henna and body paint out in front of the shop. Stop by and meet her. She'll be teaching Needle Felt Sculpting on the first Saturday of December and she's fantastic and fun.And also, We got our new signs today. There are still...

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Washing the Wool

So the spin along/knit along has begun and Chelsea dyed my fiber on Saturday. It is Australian Wool top which is just a mix of domestic Australian wool. It's pretty soft and has a lovely crimp.Today I did some sample spinning and chain plyed the sample so I could knit...

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