Tour de Fleece

It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, the Tour de France begins and as it goes, so does the Tour de Fleece. I will be spinning a breed study of sorts – all four ounces or less of four different breeds: Tunis – cream – will be my spindle spinning. Portland – cream BlueFaced […]

Monday Comes

Good morning all! It’s Monday and like so many of us, I view it as a mini “clean slate” to get things accomplished. I am knitting quite a few things: -Miter Square Blanket for Isiah arriving in June Isiah’s Blanket -A Baby Surprise Jacket for Cash who is also arriving in June -Saki Slippers for […]

Friday Eve

A quick post to try and help me get back in the rhythm of blogging again. I have missed it and want to be able to share what I’m going to be creating. My plans are big: start a vegetable garden (small), get back to quilting, set up my rigid heddle looms (15″ and 24″) […]

Why, hello there!

Thought it might be time to dust off this here old blog and take her around the block. Test the tires and whatnot. It’s been a while since the last post (over a year!) and life has moved on, in ways not so good and in ways that reveal what’s best over time. My father […]

Look! A blog post!

Every two months or so, I’ll remember “hey, I have a blog!” Usually when we discuss things of this nature with friends or clients. So, I’m beginning to feel the pressure to try this again and see how far I can take it. Since I may only have one or two readers left, it may […]

This Crazy World Just Keeps on Spinning

I have been working like a dog (heh) and haven’t had much time for spinning. I keep a drop spindle at my desk at work to spin on during breaks or when I need to clear my brain (yes, I know there are tumbleweeds in there but still). This week, I was able to finish […]

RIP Jenny

Our little Pug, Jenny, contracted a form of encephalitis and it was clear it was not something she would be able to recover from. We miss her greatly, she was with us 2.5 years and our time together was all too short. She was a bright, curious, loving and playful soul. Hug your animals closely […]

In Which I Knit

Let’s see if we can get a post in here for August!  We came back from a short trip to Pittsburgh where we were able to mix business and pleasure (family, a concert) and today is catch up day. I have been knitting – working on the Ene Shawl (Rav link) and a sock for […]

Tour de Fleece Day 17

Well, more than halfway through and I’m just now halfway through my fiber. Ounces 19 and 20 are on the wheel right now as we speak. But tonight we sat together as a family for the first time in a while and enjoyed each other as dinner companions.  It’s a short post tonight, but I’ll […]

Tour de Fleece Day *mumble*

It is day something or other – 12? I can’t figure it out right now! Ugh! The spinning has slowed but I’m hoping to catch up over the weekend. I still have a few days left to this adventure and I will get the bulk of the spinning done by cracky! Heh. Bobbins 5 and […]