Monthly Archives: August 2010

Antique Wheel

A few months ago, I paid $250 for a wheel unseen (just some blurry photos) and untested from Craigslist. The details were vague. Yes, it spins freely, no wobbles, and lots of hooks. Today, Pam and I went to San … Continue reading

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Unintended Design

I was inspired by this color combination by Bee Mice Elf… So I dyed the yarn and the colors were close, but not quite. Light brown is one of the most difficult color to obtain so I got a russet … Continue reading

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Heatwave

It has been hot. Not just hot in the day but the night is also relentless. Those ears must be working overtime.

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Dyeing Is a Lot of Work

I spend the entire yesterday afternoon and all of today dyeing yarn for socks. It takes a lot of work to dye and I have a new respect for dyers. A hand dyed skein of yarn is expensive, but in … Continue reading

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Cashmara Socks

It’s August and about time to crank socks for Christmas gifts. This pair was knitted from Cashmara sock weight, dyed by Pat Fly of Angora Valley and given to me in June. It is an absolute dream to crank on … Continue reading

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ABBA

I’m beyond delirious happy to get this custom made Momi spindle from Trindleman using three Swarovski crystal cubes. The bling! The sparkle! The disco lights! She spins fast and forever. I think I might just call her ABBA.

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Crock Pot Dyed for Socks

This pair was cranked from Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, 60% Alpaca, 20% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon in Sterling Heather (natural gray) that was crock pot dye in May. I’m pleased with the way this sock turn out because the colors … Continue reading

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