Monthly Archives: March 2013

Round Three or it seemed like a good idea

Jan’s on today, I’m talking about a scarf I have started three times and completed once. This yarn is mill spun, sport weight, 100% alpaca, and it first started out as a scarf with Pandora beads knit into it. I … Continue reading

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Why Yarn Blooms

Momma aka Jan here, I wanted to continue Aunt Geri’s blog post about spinning beads into yarn which she titled To Bead or not to Bead. The yarn Geri named Crystal Butte is from our own Marcello. The beaded yarn … Continue reading

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Chimayo Tweed

Good morning – Aunt Geri here.  Yesterday was the perfect day for spinning – snowy, windy, and cold!  I grabbed the opportunity to finish the Chimayo singles and ply them together.  This produced a warm, rustic yarn that is a … Continue reading

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Yarn – Seascape

Something about spring makes me (Kirstin) restless for the tropics. You’d think winter, with its grey days and snow, would drive me to think of warm sand and sun, but I usually hibernate right through the worst of it. Spring … Continue reading

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“Chimayo Dreams”

Hey – Aunt Geri here.  Upon returning from our awesome trip to Santa Fe, I felt the need to spin some pretty yarn.  I have never spun a “marled” yarn, but I  have always been impressed with Kirstin’s lovely marled … Continue reading

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“Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?”

About a month and a half ago Uncle Jerry called me and asked if I wanted to go on a trip with Aunt Geri, in celebration of her birthday, just she and I. He offered to set us up in … Continue reading

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Great expectations

Two weeks have passed since I first posted about my “ponchette” project. Well, I’ve progressed far enough that I can say definitively: it’s not turning out as planned. It’s supposed to look like this: Drape-y, elegant, and lovely all around, … Continue reading

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To Bead or not to Bead….

….that is the question. Hi guys, Aunt Geri here. In fiber art, some things aren’t random or spontaneous. The idea for this yarn came to me months ago-when I first spun Marcello, but I didn’t have the right beads on … Continue reading

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Spring Storm

Happy Monday everybody, Dad here. If you’ve ever wondered what the Alpacas think of snow and wind, Saturday’s spring storm will give you an idea of what it’s like. Where the girls like to “kush” (a position where the alpaca … Continue reading

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The Schacht bulky flyer

Hello everyone, Kirstin here. Our post today is somewhere between a review for fellow spinners and a public service announcement, because sometimes you just need someone to tell you the obvious. Or I do, anyway. When I bought my new … Continue reading

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