Monthly Archives: July 2016

Blanket Update!

It’s summer and once again, I’m under wool. Maybe it’s the frigid indoor temperatures; maybe it’s my dogged determination; maybe I just have more free evenings in the summer? Whatever the reason, blanket #3 is coming along. The pattern is … Continue reading

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White Ted’s Sweater!

I’ve long loved the small things in life: mini tents at the outdoor store, dollhouses full of tiny furniture; micro-spoons . . . you get the picture. And so, I have long thought of knitting small sweaters for toys that … Continue reading

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Films: Inspiration and History

As many of you know, I am in charge of planning guild events for 2016-2017 . . . Along with a lot of great speakers (thanks everyone who agreed to present!), I’ve got the hankering for a movie night. So, … Continue reading

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Featured Friends

On the weekends, I often feature an artist or a farmer who is up to something exciting or new in the fiber community. Someone, in other words, that I think you all should know about! Today, I have the distinct … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Polypay, Dyed and Spun

As you might remember, I dyed up some Polypay pencil roving at our C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild Dye Day. It’s about 2 oz of awesome, so not enough for a full skein . . . but I have not … Continue reading

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Slip Stitch Socks!

I have had some delicious yarn from Sarah Black of The Queen’s Ransom in my stash for a while. Long enough, indeed, for Sarah to step down from her indie dying business (hopefully she will come back soon!) The yarn, … Continue reading

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New Montana Fiber Festival!

Good morning everyone! On this lovely weekend, I have a special treat for you, especially those of you who live in or near Montana (one of my dream states!), there is a new fiber festival coming your way next July! … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf, July 2016

I had a bit of birthday money to squander, and so, what’s a girl to do? Why, buy some fiber-loving books, of course. In the past, I have purchased a few books that have not really served me well in … Continue reading

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Yarning in Paris!

This past week, I traveled to Paris for the first time, and as you could guess, I was very curious about the yarn scene in this French city of cities. After some quick research, two shops emerged as front-runners, not … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Bobby Pin Kitchener Stitch Hack!

I’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks in England and France–and I promise some LYS visit info in the coming posts! Today, I have a video for you filmed on the last evening of the trip in which I … Continue reading

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