Spinning Improvements

I’m getting better!  I actually managed plying, washing and making a skein.  I am making spinning improvements.  I’m really enjoying my Craftsy class. I used a combination of wool roving I got from the SAFONA fiber festival.  I used Shetland (so far my favorite to work with) Jacob, Portuguese, and Blue Face Leicester Bottom roving.  […]

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Small Business Saturday

I’ve been pushing Small Business Saturday over at my other blog, but I also want to encourage readers here to support small businesses within your community.  It’s the perfect excuse to go to your LYS! Yes, I have a small business myself, I will be honest.  I’m a semi-professional photographer and have been slowly getting […]

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Cozy

As many of you know, I’m a regular writer for Squidoo’s So Crafty magazine.  Recently, a new Squidoo magazine named Cozy was released.  Cozy will feature how to decorate and give your home a personalized style when you have a small space, a small budget, or both.  I will be a writer for Cozy, as […]

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My First and Second Handspun

I’ve been working through Craftsy’s Spindling:  From Fluff to Stuff  class.  It’s interesting!  I’ve been wanting to spin my own yarn for a while now, and a drop spindle seemed like a good place to start, as is this class.  After a few attempts, I got this tangled mess in Exhibit A, my first handspun. […]

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Views from SAFONA

 The Fifth Annual SAFONA Fiber Festival was quite lovely!  It was a tad smaller than it was last year, but there were some familiar faces and new people to strike up a conversation with.  What was remarkable about this year’s SAFONA festival was that my DH VOLUNTARILY…I repeat…VOLUNTARILY came along.  His reasoning?  He was wanted […]

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Dance All Night Slouch Socks

I finally knit myself a proper pair of socks.  They are Fiddle Knit’s Dance All Night Slouch Socks, and you can get the pattern from Knit Picks for $1.99.  It’s a fun pattern, but it does require some knowledge in sock knitting before tackling it.  As I have mentioned in my project details on various […]

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