Tag Archives: yarn

Productivity


Ah, the weekend. Picture it: two whole days stretch before you, hours and hours of time. All you have to do is a few loads of laundry, a week’s worth of dishes, a bit of tidying up, and (of course) … Continue reading

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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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Three down, Three to go…


After reading about Kirstin’s salsa adventures thanks in part to our “Alpaca Gold” manure; we’re taking you back to “The Ranch” today.  FYI my daughter’s tomatilla salsa is dynamite! Our family has a male friend who raises alpacas, and he … Continue reading

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Stained Glass


This is the yarn that I (aunt Geri) plied at the Western Welcome Week show.  When you spin a hand-dyed roving you just never know how the color will “pool” once it is spun, but this one turned out fantastic.  … Continue reading

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“It’s all in the seeds”


Hi – it’s Aunt Geri – just finished spinning a wonderful hand-painted yarn.  As I was spinning, I thought of how spoiled we are with the clean, healthy fiber from Cliff House; and of a funny story that Jan (“Momma”) … Continue reading

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Alpaca Baby Bouclé


Momma here, I know you haven’t heard much from me lately, but I’m back in the game. Many thanks to Aunt Geri and Kirstin for keeping our blog posts going.  I’m in a boot to stabilize my right foot because … 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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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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