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A Topic Few Like To Talk About: Constipation

What is constipation?  (Source:  WebMD)

Constipation is one of those topics few would like to talk about. If you’ve suffered from this problem, though, you know it can be both painful and frustrating. 493 more words

Health & Beauty

Know your sheep, know yourself

It’s state and county fair season, a great time to look at what kind of wool sheep are being bred in your area. And if you are like me, you will be doing a lot of day dreaming, and probably more importantly – practicing a lot of self-control so there aren’t a couple of sheep bouncing around in the truck bed as you turn into your driveway. 220 more words


Very Doggy!! (1940)

An addendum to the last post, here is a similar video using Samoyeds. How could I have missed this one? It’s so relevant!


I've Missed You.

Hello knitting friends!

Contrary to the absence of my posts, there has been much momentum. All the action of The Brave little Thread has taken place on my Instagram feed, that proves to be much easier to keep up on I apologize for my slack in posting on here. 136 more words


Literal Dog Knits, circa WWII

You won’t need to take your rations book anywhere because dog wool does not need a coupon, only a comb.

Now somewhat taboo, dogs as fiber animals was once thought of as a war time necessity.

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The Almost Mitten


Sometimes the projects on my needles fail to inspire and a break is needed from working on them. This is how I’ve been feeling lately with the socks and the two sweaters (one for warm weather one for cold) that I’ve been working on. 481 more words


I’m spinning wool with a stone spindle. This tool has been used probably for more than 30,000 years. And when we twist fibers into yarn we are actually creating a spiral.

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