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In the Saddle with Ellie

Crank is proud to have the best instructors around.  Every two weeks we sit down with one to see what makes them tick. Learn a little more about your favorite instructor or learn about an instructor you have yet to try.   1,346 more words


Christmas : Part Three : The Finale

We celebrated our final Christmas last weekend, and I’m happy to report that, despite my kids and I being wiped out with the Flu this month, I was able to complete my knitting project presents for my nephews. 646 more words


3D Spinning Sculptures Are Amazingly Hypnotic

These sculptures are simply amazing. Press play, and you’ll see …


Dyeing wool batts, summertime memories.

Wool can be purchased in many forms for spinning. One of my favourite suppliers here in the UK is  World of Wool  who sell a vast range of fibres and colours. 222 more words


“If that’s your best, your best won’t do.” ~ Twisted Sister

My parents cursed me.  They didn’t curse AT me (very often).  But, they DID place a curse on me – like a hex. Or voodoo. 635 more words

Work in Progress Wednesday: Binary Mittens and Blue and Gold BFL

I’ve been making some slow but steady progress on the mittens I am making for Bilbo for Valentine’s Day.

The reason its are moving so slowly is because it’s one of those patterns where I really need to pay attention to which pattern row it is and also I can’t read my stitches very well in this yarn either. 185 more words


Twelve Minutes

Close your eyes

Embrace the darkness

Clutch onto this very moment

The ticking clock begins to

Fade, evaporating into the

Void, breaths calmer, deeper

Focusing on the soothing… 121 more words