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Yarn – Holiday Extravaganza


I love things that sparkle. I love soft things. Logically, sparkly, soft things are some of my favorite things. Which is, I suppose, how this yarn got invented. Kirstin here, and I’m back in the swing of hand spinning with … Continue reading

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“Sea-Foam”


Aunt Geri here –  I’m thinking of the Holfelders’ family vacation to Maui. Tropical storm Flossie moved through quickly, and I trust they will have sunshine and aqua waters!  This latest yarn I’ve just finished spinning, is a wonderful hand … Continue reading

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Sprint to the finish


As I’ve explained before, the family is off to Maui next week. Four days after we get back, we have a huge art show. So not only are we trying to do our pay-the-bills work and pack for a vacation, … Continue reading

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“Celebrating the Palomino horse”


Aunt Geri here.  Those of us old enough grew up watching the Hollywood cowboy star Roy Rogers and his famous palomino horse Trigger.  Mr. Ed, the talking horse with his own TV show in the 60s, was also a world … Continue reading

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“OMG Moment”


Aunt Geri here – I just finished spinning this black yarn.  The fiber is from Gazellie, a little black alpaca that lives in Iowa at C&M Acres. Our goal was to test the fiber processing done by C&M Fiber Mill, … Continue reading

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My favorite summer activity: crocheting blankets


It’s almost 90 out! I don’t have air conditioning! Let’s make us some blankets! I (Kirstin) am now working on my second blanket of the summer. This one is already coming out better than the last. I’m using the same … Continue reading

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Spring Throw Finished!


Kirstin here with an update on that blanket I was working on. I think it’s finally finished, and just in time. It’s supposed to be in the 90s next week. Crocheting an alpaca blanket in that weather, in my NOT … Continue reading

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The long and short of it…….


On a visit to the mill, we discovered some cashmere roving, fiber that has been washed and put through the carding machine, which Cliff House purchased. Aunt Geri here, what went through our heads, Jani’s, (Momma) and mine was, when … Continue reading

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Strip Tease


Kirstin here! Any other crocheters notice that their stitch gauge is completely different from day to day? Even using the same hook, yarn, and pattern, I might end up with a piece that’s two inches longer than the one I … Continue reading

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Yarn – Summer Clouds


Happy Friday all, it’s Kirstin here. My new goal is to spin enough yarn for a small throw. The blanket I made for my friend when her baby was born has worked out to be the perfect length and width … Continue reading

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