Monthly Archives: May 2015

Farm Focus: Seven Spirits Farm

**Don’t forget about my Spin-Off Giveaway! Enter before June 1st!!** This week, I am happy to feature Seven Spirits Farm, located in Dansville, NY–right next to my hometown of Ithaca! The Fingerlakes region is one of my favorites (OK,OK, I’m … Continue reading

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This Moment

a SouleMama tradition: one photo, no words, something to remember. Share yours here in the comments–via a link, if you like! **And don’t forget about the Spin-Off Spring 2015 giveaway**

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Givaway! Spin-Off Spring 2015

[Image source: Interweave Press] My subscription to Spin-Off started with Spring 2015–an issue I already own . . . and so I have an extra issue to give away to one lucky (blog) reader! Leave a comment below to enter … Continue reading

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On *Not* Knitting the Stash . . .

Let’s face it. I started where many of us do: with some yarn from JoAnn’s or Michaels . . . you know, acrylic–or better yet, “wool” by the pound. And I still have a stash of this yarn, which is … Continue reading

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Homespun Evolution

I have been spinning since March . . . not all that long. But I have started to produce some actual yarn. I shouldn’t sound so surprised, I guess. But, at first, I guess I really didn’t think of it … Continue reading

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Living With a Spinner and Knitter: a Survival Guide

This is another guest post by Spencer, who’s really enjoying posting to this blog: As the oscillating fan blew the smell of freshly washed fleece over toward the dinner table for the third night in a row, it occurred to me that … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Enno Farm

Last week, I had the pleasure of corresponding with Angela King of Enno Farm in North Carolina. Angela and her family raise Shetlands–a breed I have not yet featured here; so I was very excited to hear more about her … Continue reading

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