Monthly Archives: October 2011

Product spotlight: Hat types


My Aunt Geri makes most of the hats. Mom and I are very basic knitters, still using looms for the most part. We’ve been getting orders, and we always have to go through the obligatory, “Well, do you want a … Continue reading

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Rake looms: knitting for beginners/the lazy


I’ve been making all sorts of crafty confessions lately. Here’s another: I knit on a rake loom. It’s not that I can’t use knitting needles, I’ve done it that way too, it’s just that for a standard double or single … Continue reading

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A few of my least favorite things


The sigh my bike tire makes as it goes flat, people who step on the heels of my shoes, and having to go down three flights of stairs to take the dog out are a few of my least favorite … Continue reading

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Studded snows


Winter has decided to smack us around a bit. They’re forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for us today and this evening. It’s hard on the animals, because on Monday it was 80 degrees F, and today it’s snowing with a forecasted … Continue reading

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Spinning in the dirt


It’s a great visual right? When I tell people “I spin”, invariably, there’s a long pause. I can see the wheels in their heads turning. Most of my hippie bean eating friends (love you guys) have a visual of me … Continue reading

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“A dead squirrel on his head”


On Sunday, I spun Marcello’s fiber for the first time! It’s an order from a friend, a search and rescue guy in need of a warm, weather proof hat. Mom called before she sent the batts up, afraid that since Marcello’s … Continue reading

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Funky Carolina Blues


The holidays are right around the corner, if you are a crafter, and I’m cranking on my special orders. Last night, I finished plying this yarn: It’s the first finished product I’ve made that involves Tuscany’s fiber, and I rather … Continue reading

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Your “Awwww” moment of the day


Ready? One, two, three… Awwwww! The Boogie man is a sucker for a pretty girl (especially if she has a carrot). This picture was taken at the open house. At one point we had easily a dozen kids in the … Continue reading

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Buttery delicious


Mmmm. Tuscany’s fiber is every bit as yummy as we hoped it’d be. I got a box in the mail from the ranch with two freshly washed and carded batts of this deliciously soft fiber. It was kind of like … Continue reading

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Does your dog bite?


There’s no way this little guy could be responsible for actually biting someone, right? Wrong! We were playing with his two-legged tiger (it was 50% off!) on Sunday, and we both reached for it at the same time. Unfortunately, Derby … Continue reading

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