Monthly Archives: September 2011

On Burnout

I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t spun since before the art show more than a month ago. I have orders to fill, but it’s not as if I feel restricted or anything. I don’t even want to work on … Continue reading

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Video of crias

Trip and Marsy don’t let their Mom’s lack of interest in turnout keep them from enjoying the open space. They appear to have springs in their legs, right?

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Baby update

Yesterday Dr. Balsch, our vet, came by to give Trip and Marsy their first shots! I apparently left my phone in the office, so I haven’t been able to call for updates, but I’m sure it went fine. I had … Continue reading

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Random fiber word of the day: Niddy noddy

Or is that two words? Or not words, according to spellczech. No matter. I usually get about three sentences into a yarn about yarn when my non-fiber friends interrupt incredulously, with something like “What in the world is a niddy noddy? Did you make that … Continue reading

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From start to finish: Step 3 – Picking

We are on part three of our fiber series now: picking. Picking…sounds kinda gross, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not, or it’s no grosser than any of the other processes, anyway. Picking is the process of removing the clumps and opening … Continue reading

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This is Brittany’s story

Millions of Americans are struggling with addiction. This is Brittany’s story. Brittany had a rough childhood. Her mom, Bookoo, couldn’t provide what she needed, and Brittany nearly starved. She was forced to turn to foster parents for milk and love. … Continue reading

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Spinning wheel review: Kromski’s Prelude

I’ve already waxed poetic on my love for my spinning wheel, but what are the pros and cons of owning the Kromski Prelude? Well, not surprisingly, it depends on who you are as a spinner. I’ve written at length about … Continue reading

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Beaded yarn: new bead color

I finally made it to the craft store yesterday! I’m kind of a color addict, so I’ve never used white beads in my beaded yarn before. Silly, right? Mom suggested them for the white silk/Mikayla blend I’ve been spinning. The two … Continue reading

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