Tag Archives: spinning

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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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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Follow this Alpaca: Scythia


We moved from Denver to Wyoming almost 3 years ago.  One day I called Gordon to see how their move to the ranch was going.  “We have alpacas…” he said, as my brain scanned for “alpaca” – was it a … Continue reading

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My new lazy kate


Apparently Santa objected to my rather bojankity lazy kate solution. And here I thought I was innovating! A lazy kate is simply a device that holds your bobbins while you ply. It just has to let them rotate freely and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions


The family took some time on New Years to examine our accomplishments from last year and what we’d like to do better next year. I couldn’t deny that my update record here on the blog has been spotty lately. It’s … Continue reading

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Cue the tiny violin


It took me all weekend to spin one skein of yarn. There’s no way to say this without it sounding stupid: I knew my fingers were important, I just didn’t realize how important. They are all doing a different and … Continue reading

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Portraiture


Given my generally high, er, “self-esteem” (I look awesome with a tan), it may surprise you to learn that I’m not a huge fan of having my picture plastered all over everything. I mean, who’d want to look at me, … Continue reading

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This year’s roving is in!


Mom, Dad and Grammy drove the new roving up to Fort Collins for me on Friday! I was so excited, I sat down and spun in the middle of a work day, in a completely not posed, spontaneous act of … Continue reading

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My new sidekick


I bought a new spinning wheel at the wool market! This is my new Schact sidekick. It folds up almost entirely and has an over the shoulder strap for carrying (thus the name: sidekick – the sides fold up and … Continue reading

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