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How to Be Like a Machine?

I have a project that I don’t know how to complete. A friend loves the idea of home-grown, home-spun yarn to make a little sweater for her granddaughter. She showed me the pattern and told me the color she wants, … Continue reading

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Fleece As White As Snow

The sheep are sheared and vaccinated, and now on to the fiber! I am amazed how much wool came off those two little sheepies. I decided to work on Cookie’s first, as she is smaller than her sister. I laid … Continue reading

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Patriot Sweater

I am happy with the final version of this sweater I made for a friend. It is all home-spun mohair and so it is quite warm and fuzzy, way too much so to wear until the fall. What I am … Continue reading

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Winter Calm

It has been a relatively quiet, mild winter so far, just a day or two of heavy snow. This is the perfect time to do lots of indoor work – knitting, spinning, rug-hooking. Even so, I have not been as … Continue reading

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Knitting and Spinning at Year’s End

I just finished a big yarn project for a bunch of friends from my church. We have an annual “service auction,” in which people offer up events, tasks, or home-made goods that others may bid on with the proceeds all … Continue reading

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From Scratch – Goats to Sweater

A friend nudged me to get back in the habit of blogging. It is so easy to slip out of one habit and into another and before you know it, you are off on a new quest and forget all … Continue reading

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How to Kill Time Waiting for Spring

I know, I know,¬†everybody’s sick of the long, cold winter. It just seems to be dragging on forever and just as we get a hint of spring and the mood lifts a bit, we get hit by another single-digit morning. … Continue reading

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