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“One stitch, two stitch, red fish, blue fish”


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa; what do fish have to do with stitch? They have absolutely nothing to do with knitting really, Dad thought it would be a great title. Momma here, when I broke open the yarn label to … 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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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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Nature’s Marling Act


Good morning – it’s Aunt Geri. After marling over a mile of Chimayo yarn, I decided to do some “simple” spinning.  The fiber I spun, Cliff House had purchased at the Estes Park Fiber Festival last year. It is from … Continue reading

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Yarn – Cherry Root


Kirstin here! Happy Earth Day! I’ve just gotten back from travelling for work, but there’s nothing like a bit of spinning to make you feel grounded and present. I had the weekend to get back to my crafting. Here’s what … Continue reading

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The Green Alpaca


Hi – it’s Aunt Geri.  Here is my latest creation (aside from the Chimayo yarn that I continue to pump out).  This is a green “Magic” scarf made with baby alpaca and a variegated nylon ribbon.  I think it’s the … 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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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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Scythia’s Royal Web


We’ve got yarn! I named it Scythia’s Royal Web, largely due to the “sticky” nature of the fiber – attracting and clinging to every piece of cardboard, grass, and debris within reach.  Plus, it is what I imagine having white … Continue reading

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