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he heard the warbling whispers descend,
flapping their bristly wings,
like the hungry old pigeons of Trafalgar square,
their greedy beaks shining,
scrounging for a sight of her; 252 more words


Electric Yarn Ball Winder


It was my birthday on Tuesday and to celebrate it, my mum and brother gave me something which I just HAD to share with you…I’ve wanted one for years…many (if not the majority) of folks have never heard of it before…I think they sell these in crafting heaven…an Electric Yarn Ball Winder!! 282 more words


Alpaca F.O.

This one sneaked up on me, an unplanned project which slipped off the needles with surprising speed.

The single skein was holiday treasure from Solva Woollen Mill… 109 more words

Inventory - Yarn

  • Janice Kraemer, 102 skeins, merino-mix wool, 4 ply
  • Wilde Yarns (out-of-business), wool, 28 cones (straw), 1 cone (nutmeg), 2 cones (brown)
  • ? , 4 cones – large (nutmeg), wool…
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To reskein or not to reskein

If you’re a knitter, you’ve experienced the thrill of buying a new skein of yarn. It goes something like this: you lock eyes with it, feel a jolt of pleasure when the colours just sing to you, and then you proceed to hold it in your hands, squishing and smelling it shamelessly (if in the yarn shop – you’re among your kind, after all) or, if in front of a computer screen, drooling over your keyboard as you enlarge the photo; finally, you have that excruciating mental chat with yourself, “How can I justify bringing this home? 627 more words

Fibre Related


So, I was pretty excited because I’d made time at work to knit again and then I did this.

Halp!  What’d I do??  This is where I joined in a new skein of yarn.   40 more words


Squall's A-Comin'

As  I was packing to return to school after my winter break I spent a significant time deciding what yarn to bring with me. Even so, I ended up with way more yarn and yarn-related paraphernalia than I thought could find a home in my little dorm room. 369 more words