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A Visit to Ohio

I was born in Ohio. We left when I was 10 years old and moved to Hawaii, so is it any wonder that I never returned! Actually that’s not quite true. I did return once for my cousins wedding in … Continue reading

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How to Dye Mottled Yarn

I dyed some yarn a couple days ago. It’s going to be used on a new shawl pattern that I’m writing. I don’t like variegated yarns on lace shawls. I think it muddles the lace work and let’s face it, … Continue reading

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Spinning from Batts

Spinning from a Batt is a bit different than when you spin from roving. Typically the fibers are less aligned and therefor the finished yarn has a more “artsy” appearance. A Batt is created using a Drum Carder. The carder … Continue reading

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Monkey Dye!

My daughter is expecting her first child this summer. Naturally I’m thinking about baby projects! I came across a pattern on Ravelry for a knitted Monkey, Jacobus, and thought it would be super cute in a baby’s room. We don’t … Continue reading

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More on Over Dyeing

Yesterday I dyed some yarn to use in the Downton Abby KAL. Or should I say – Over Dyed. If you read yesterdays post then you know that I had found 4 skeins of Kraemer Sterling Yarn in my stash … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Spinners

I should have posted this before Christmas. I just got SO busy! Anyway my Spinning Group had a Christmas get together this December. We had lots of great food, but the main focus was on our Yarn Exchange. You see … Continue reading

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The Whimsey Cowl

This is a fun little pattern that I came up with to add a bit of fun to my winter wardrobe. I like the way it fits over a turtleneck, but the yarn is soft enough that I can easily … Continue reading

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Poke Berry Pumpkin Dyed Hat

I finished another version of my Running in Circles Hat. I used some hand spun yarn that I dyed in a Pumpkin using Poke Berries. You can read about it here.   I love the way the variegation in the … Continue reading

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The Continuing Story of SAFF

When I left you yesterday we had just arrived at SAFF after all our trials and tribulations on the trip up. As you may have read, the heater in the camper was broken and we had resorted to using a … Continue reading

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Time for Another Trip!

As you may have read, I just got back from a trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival. Now I’m packing my bags again and as soon as I get out of work tonight (hopefully by 8:30 pm) I’ll be headed … Continue reading

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