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Tour de Fleece continues with my May pound of fiber!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Next up, May’s pound of fiber (I may get caught up, yet!). This one meets my HY/SE/SCF team goal. That’s Spinning Colors “Dune” merino, Hello Yarn Yarn School 2011 “Gentle” rambouillet, Hello Yarn Yarn School 2006 “Grunge” merino, and Woolie Bullies merino. My plan is to strip them, alternate strips, and ply the results. As […]

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Growing fleece, Tour de Fleece

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I was going to move the pasture for the sheep today, but it’s raining (finally, thankfully) and there’s still plenty to eat out there, so it’ll wait. But they’re not going along with my plan, which is for them to stand outside in the rain all day to wash off all the dust, so that […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

In honor of both the 4th of July and Yankee thrift, this morning I replaced the header on our flag and used up a whole spool of thread reinforcing all the crummy seams with sturdy zigzags. Hopefully this will give it another season or two! The breeze is being peevish and staying away for now, […]

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Tour de Fleece 2011, yippee!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Oh, Tour de Fleece! I almost forgot about you! I’ve joined Team Yarn School Alumni, Team Browncoats & Team Wicked Stitch, the HY/SE/SCF Amalgamated Uberteam. I don’t want to defeat myself, so I’m going to start with 3 basic goals and go from there. 1. Spin every day. 2. Spin up the rest of what […]

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Home again, home again, jiggety jig (and 2 new FREE patterns)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Well, I’m  a few days home from a marvelous vacation with my mom. I’ve recovered from the jet lag, almost adjusted to my seemingly invigorated allergies, and I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I’ve much to do. Kristi and I used to take a mother-daughter vacation almost every year, but since moving […]

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Busy Bee!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

What a week! After a week of my awesome new craft-reward-enhanced To-Do listing, I have been awfully productive! Not only have I gotten a lot done, but I’ve made time for myself to do my personal crafty stuff. I’ve decided that any crafty rewards I earn each week expire on Sunday, so that kind of […]

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Spinning To-Do List + Playing Catch-up

Friday, May 13th, 2011

One of my Überlist goals was to spin a pound a month. January and February, check. But I only got 4 ounce of March done in March. But this week, I instituted a rewards system for my To-Do list. I knock tedious tasks of my list, I get little prizes (spinning an ounce, carding a […]

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Yarn School!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

It’s always makes me a little mopey when Yarn School’s over, but if I’m not too tired, I get an excellent kick of residual creative energy that I’m still trying to ride. And I can tell that I’m slowly by surely getting the hang of this thing because, for the first time after Yarn School, […]

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