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The hated Gringo yarn: Done! + New TV Project

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Thanks to Spinsters Club last Sunday, I’m finally rid of the burden of spinning the world’s most unfun fiber: the dread Gringo fur. Gringo is a lovely beast, but his fur was soul-crushing to spin. Short, matted, clumpy, jumpy, and a warm charcoal color that, while actually quite a nice color as yarn, was fucking […]

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Spinsters Club!

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Drove out to Wamego yesterday for my first Spinsters Club–and my first spinning–in forever. I’m pretty sure my last spinning was when I started spinning Gringo’s fur, over a year ago. It was such a drag that it turned me off spinning completely. It’s still a huge drag–I truly can not think of anything I’d […]

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Tap, tap, tap

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

What’s that sound? That’s me, nailing down my Überlist for 2014! 2013 was pretty meh, list-wise. I banged out 38, solid Kelly territory (to my great shame). I think the first 3 months of the baby gave me a misleading idea of the kind of time I’d be working with. I did almost no knitting […]

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Rigid Heddle Love

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Well, I’m getting a late start on NaKniSweMo, but I’m bound and determined to get at least one sweater done, and maybe 2. My plan is to make matching-ish cardigans for me and Pearly. I’m using this, a Tour de Fleece handspun from a couple years back. It’s actually not my favorite yarn ever, a […]

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Winnowing

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

[This is a post from last summer that I just realized I didn't publish....] I’ve been sort of turning the big blob of my life over and over again  in my mind, trying to work it into a nice bouncy dough, though it’s really more like a Katamari Damacy ball. While on vacation, I had […]

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Literary Knits Signing Today! (+ Thrums Mini Class)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

2pm at Barnes & Noble Topeka! I’ll have several garments from the book, free bookmarks and a possibly fussy but hopefully charming baby. Hooray! Come out and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood.

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Reverse Lent

Friday, February 15th, 2013

First things first! I’ve got a signing for Literary Knits at the Topeka Barnes & Noble on February 23rd (Saturday) at 2pm. Come out!  Come out! I’m going to see if I can set up to do some kind of cool little demo, maybe thrums? I’m trying to come to terms with having absolutely no […]

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Woolpacalypse! (Winter Woolfest in Wamego!)

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Holy cow! Two weeks into the new year and I already don’t know my ass from my elbow (wait, is my elbow the big doughy thing?)! I’ve been running around like a lunatic, but of course I have found time to obsessively compile my new Überlist. Tomorrow is Winter Woolfest! Come see me! I’ll be […]

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