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Learning Curve

As we near the middle of February, Spring seems distant, almost impossible. How could those bare branches ever sprout green leaves again? This weekend (much like last weekend) has been gray and icy. I am lying low, enjoying doing nothing … Continue reading

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2018: The Year of the Sweater

As I embark on a new year of knitting and spinning, I am slowly letting go of some habits I acquired last year. For the entire year, I was knitting to deadline. Every month I cast on, knit, and bound … Continue reading

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A Little Blue

This week I knit a couple more swatches, completed Honey Cowl #9, and spun the last of the batts I had carded from Bloomers. I enjoyed every bit of it. But then, with a new month and the arrival of … Continue reading

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A Swatch

I have now knit up a swatch with the Jacob yarn I’ve made from Bloomers. I wound by hand the little skein of two-ply spun from the drum-carded batts, cast on 50 stitches using U.S. size 6 needles, and knit … Continue reading

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Transformations: Nordic Wind

These days, when I’m not knitting away on a honey cowl, I most often reach for another simple, comforting project, the Nordic Wind shawl. This shawl began almost a year ago, when I bought a bag of fiber from the … Continue reading

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Bloomers

Last spring I traveled to the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio for their annual sheep shearing festival. I watched sheep dog demonstrations, wandered the beautiful grounds, and chatted with helpful spinners. I also came home with a four-pound Jacob … Continue reading

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