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January 23rd, 2008 | Spinning as fast as I can

I watched a few movies on DVD this chilly, chilly weekend. Starter for 10 is an amusing movie with James McAvoy, my new favorite actor. (See also Inside I’m Dancing, Atonement, The Last King of Scotland, The Chronicles of Narnia–which I didn’t watch this weekend.) I also watched Away from Her, which made me cry, [...]

January 21st, 2008 | Busy weekend

We had a busy weekend chez yarn and kids: the teen had a small get-together following the freshman semi-formal, which turned out to mean 100+ kids, not all of whom were freshmen evidently, as they drove to the house themselves. Although it was a tense 2 years hours, all went well, and it restored my [...]

January 15th, 2008 | Spinning bee fun

On Saturday I went down into town to spend some time spinning with a group of people I didn’t know, as part of the Handweaver’s Guild get-together. On the way down, I was telling myself I could have used the hour driving to and fro to spin instead, and watched a movie into the bargain, [...]

October 29th, 2007 | Monday–catching up

Well, a few days away, a fun-filled weekend (during which I dressed as one of seven dwarves gone bad; impressed my friends (not) with my excessive role-playing; and generally had way too much fun), and paid writing work are kind of getting in the way of my various fiber activities and related blogging. However, to [...]

October 8th, 2007 | Festival of colors

We were out in the woods this weekend, and although it was beginning to be a festival of colors, this (brief) post is about some spinning I started last week, using Hello Yarn Fiber Club corriedale wool in the colorway Lantern Festival. There are 5 whole ounces of fiber, and it’s lovely to spin, so [...]

September 25th, 2007 | Spun gold, and orange, and pink

Here’s what the Grafton Fibers batt looks like, spun, washed, and dried.  It’s pretty, fluffy, and fairly soft, although still a little vivid for my taste. I did consider plying it with a muted or contrasting color, but couldn’t quite imagine what would work best. So for now, I am just admiring it: I really like [...]

September 24th, 2007 | Melodies and Ambrosia

Here’s a little something I picked up last week, online. It was one of those situations where I saw it somewhere, had a load of links open, and then couldn’t find it again. I didn’t even know what it was called. But I knew that I really, really wanted it. Then I cleverly checked my emails and [...]

September 21st, 2007 | Fiery Friday eye candy

Inspired by color. This is really exactly what it looks like. I couldn’t imagine it would look better as yarn–or what I might knit up with it–but I wanted to try it anyway. Close up you can see the fragments of red as well. Here’s how it looks as a single. Yes, I am a [...]

Here’s the latest color of the month from Hello Yarn–isn’t it gorgeous? I’m tempted to just put that right on the wheel and spin, but I realized, as I cleaned out my home office in preparation for working there (rather than just storing loads of stuff there), that I actually have a pretty good spinning [...]

June 18th, 2007 | Not so much done

This weekend was filled with errands and clean-up and not-so-fun things (although my oldest had his eighth grade semi-formal, which was very sweet), so I didn’t get loads of knitting done, except a few more inches on the endless Pimlico. I did gather what I have already spun for Spun Stitches:   And what I [...]

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