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My Pound of Roving

When we first took our spinning class together, our teacher said we would probably need to spin about a pound of roving before we felt like we had really gotten the hang of the process. 212 more words


December Crafty To Do List Or Not

After discovering I probably over-twisted all previous handspun…..(my spinning enabler, Laura gave me some tips and reassurence)

  • SWATCH: red 3 ply problem yarn (hoping to knit another Ketterdam shawl)
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You spin me right round!

Most people either love spinning or absolutely hate it. There is often no in between. I fall in the former category. I love it!

I started taking spinning classes about 4 years ago when a friend, I had recently met, introduced me to them at our local gym. 744 more words


Episode 48: The Plague

Thank you for tuning in this week – it is a very short show because I’m really quite sick. I hope you are enjoying your knitting and spinning – the show will be back to normal next week! 19 more words


Hard work, even less talk.

Spinning chunky yarn on my Elizabeth has proven quite an ordeal, since I can’t get the ratio low enough and still make the wheel wind on the yarn, but my back is ready to give it another go for my little rug test project. 609 more words

Chit Chat

Join me at Holidays in the Vineyard!

This Saturday is a perfect time to do your holiday shopping and taste some wonderful Livermore wines!

I’ll be at Occasio Winery in Livermore with a spinning demonstration; as well as soaps, handspun yard,  lots of crochet scarfs, fingerless gloves, wine bottle gift bags, and so much more for your gift giving! 77 more words



Thomas F  Blower, my 12th Great Grandfather 1520-1568, came from Lavenham in Suffolk England.  Lavenham is a charming town.  One of our sons lived in Ipswich for several years and we visited nearby Lavenham one frosty day in December.   53 more words