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Spinning FOs

It was a productive month of spinning, despite the sewing distraction.

5 skeins of fingering weight from Patrick the CVM 2016 for a total of 1052 yards. 298 more words

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Weaving update (plus spinning)

I’ve been thinking about picking up my weaving again after 6 months or so.  I have a Harrisville Easy Weaver that I picked up at an estate sale early last year.   288 more words

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Spinning goals

As I was finishing the last Brioche swatch today, it suddenly occurred to me that I really need to get back to spinning more.  My shepherdess shears in May and while that may seem like a long time from now, last year’s experience taught me that it goes faster than I’d like. 445 more words

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Happy New Year!

And to go along with the new year, I have several pounds of newly boxed fleece, ready to be shipped out to the mill.  No matter how many times I do this, it gives me a fun little feeling of excitement and anticipation. 107 more words

Farm Stuff

Washing a CVM Fleece

I thought my fleece washing days were over–or at least on hold. We don’t really have the capacity for the task (or so I thought): no utility sink; the problem of *hot enough* water. 262 more words

Fiber

FO Friday

Lady of the Blue Forest in my own handspun and dyed CVM.

It’s still on the blocking board because I don’t want to go into the unheated cubby to get the dress form out and put it back.   133 more words

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Fort Collins and Loveland, CO 2016

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this week was largely devoted to family–my father-in-law is ill and so we took a much needed trip to offer some support. 349 more words

Knitting