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Just so you know it isn’t all spinning all the time, I thought I would show you the hat I started this week. I got the kit for the Primero hat at the Ross Farm booth at the DFW Fiber Festival. They have sheep that are considered heritage breeds and/or rare breeds, and are actively working to conserve the types. There is more to read about that on their website. …

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The intention with my last post was to be a springboard to a new habit of posting a few times a week. Of course, life had other ideas as it often does. While I was busy not posting, I was also busy spinning and knitting, and as recent as two weeks ago I have also started weaving. I am going to be blocking two recently finished knit shawls this week, …

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Just a brief edit to add a scan of the finished Leftie! The pattern should have ended before the wide neon stripes but I still had a lot of yarn left, so I kept knitting and switched the main and contrast colors.   I feel like my spinning mojo might be on hiatus. The past month or thereabouts, it has been all knitting, all the time. Well, not exactly all …

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I have been working on some of my gratitude projects. I have 10 this year, five from an offer I made via fb, anf 5 via an offer I accepted from my neice (also via fb and a slightly different offer. Technically I only had 4 responses to the first offer, so I went and chose a fifth to be grateful for. I will do much the same for the …

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We lead a pretty quiet life to most people’s standards, sometimes bordering on hermit status. However, lately, I have felt a bit caught up in the whirlwind effect. My mind seems to be flying from one thing to the next in rapid succession. It isn’t overwhelming, but it seriously needs to slow down a bit. Two weeks ago we had company which was a treat. Then last week I was …

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Yesterday was the beginning of WWKIP Week and the knitting readers I meet up with monthly decided to combine our monthly meet-up with some public knitting at the mall. We met at the fireplace area at Memorial City Mall and had 4 new to us knitters join us. I decided to bring Lady E along to knit on because she is so showy with all her Noro-licious color changes. I …

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My first felting project was a Lady eleanor Stole gone wrong. I was 2 balls of Noro Kureyon into it when it occurred to me how warm it was sitting in my lap, and how inescapable that warmth would be the more of it I knit. Kureyon is wool and a worsted wool at that. That means it’s heavy. A little too heavy to get much use in Houston. As …

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It was so easy to blog every day when color week was going on…having that prompt made it more necessary in my brain, I guess. Today, my brain is just misfiring, so there shall be no cohesion or effort toward such in this post. You’ve been warned. Last week I had a little knitter finishing spree and I finished up 4 older projects. Do I have pics? No…but I was …

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Green is a piece of seaweed in the sea…In the sixth grade, we sang a goofy song at the xmas concert, or maybe it was at winter carnival. I think it was at winter carnival because I think it was the entire sixth grade. We each held a flashlight that had a celophane gel of our assigned color. When the color we were assigned was sung, we turned on our …

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Via Curious Lisa linked on the left…Monday is Red/pink . I totally forgot about this until I was home andI am editing the date on my post to be monday. This is a hand blended batt from Gritty Knits. I am knitting it up as unspun fiber because I have yet to venture to the dark side (spinning). i just pull off a hunk of my red fluff and start …

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I have been knitting with unspun fiber from Susan at Yarnorama in Paige, Texas. The before image of the fiber is pictured a few posts back. I have done a few rows more than pictured here, but this is a good representations of the colors. I really like the organic feel of the finished product. There is enough weight for the shawl (when finished) to be very warm, yet …

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Stuff is in the mail. Almost all of it. the only remaining thing that needs to be in the mail is a sample of some yarn I have to send to Fleece Artist for them to match and send me back enough to finish a Lady of the Lake sweater I am working on. It was almost done. It was almost going on vacation to South Africa with me. I …

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To the right is some luscious merino top hand dyed by Susan at Yarnorama. She posted this pic (which I shamelessly borrowed) on Ravelry to announce her new Colorway of the Month. She is dyeing fiber and yarn each month in an original colorway and making them available for purchase. This is the January offering and It is aptly named Awakenings. Since I am newly obsessed by knitting with unspun …

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