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Madrona 2010

E (PokingMyEyesOut) and I went to Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat last February and had a good time in the Latvian Mittens class with Beth Brown-Reinsel. my completed mitten The class list for 2010 Madrona has been released. I see a few classes I’d like to take — fair isle yoke design, Komi designs, and […]

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Madrona Aftermath

E (PokingMyEyesOut) already posted about our class (and other fun) at Madrona. The hotel was really cool. I had no idea what it was going to be like, other than knitters and spinners everywhere. I’ve never taken a class before. I have been to MD Sheep and Wool a few times, but Madrona is a […]

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Madrona Bound (for real)

Tomorrow morning I wake up early and head down to E’s (PokingMyEyesOut) and then we take off for Madrona in Tacoma. We are taking Beth Brown-Reinsel’s all-day Latvian Mittens class and looking forward to it! We’ll be taking good notes for GD (ChezDavis)! Beth Brown-Reinsel designed Celtic Dreams, the sweater I will be wearing tomorrow. […]

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Maryland 2008

Whew! Maryland this year was a bit different for me. My first year (2005) I spent so much money on fiber and yarn — and I picked out a wheel! I still have some things from that year in stash. Last year (2007) was my second year, and I was a bit more subdued, but […]

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Maryland, Maryland!

I think I am ready for Sheep + Wool. I’ve bought bottled water. I’ve made meetup plans with my mom and aunt. I’ve set a budget. I’ve made a list (it was shorter — it grew twice): yarn for Fugl for DH — not Lopi, but something comparable and special. a bag for my Lendrum […]

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Conversation With An Enabler

On Monday, I had a conversation with my husband that went a little something like this: me: Hey, I am going to the sheep festival this weekend. DH: awesome! DH: Ha, you are going to come home with SO MUCH MORE wool. me: no, no, I already have plenty. DH: oh, it’s O.K. — you […]

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Mere Seconds

On Saturday afternoon, I cast off the second front of my Patons cabled (perhaps not so) hoodie [ravelry]. pieces blocking on the guest bed Mere seconds later I cast on the back of Norah Gaughan’s Currer [ravelry]: the back of currer, take two I’ve already ripped out and restarted the back of Currer due to […]

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The Sheep + Wool Report

This was my second trip to MD Sheep+Wool, my first being in 2005. In 2005 my goal was to try out some wheels so I could decide which one I wanted to buy. I love watching the spinning competitions with kids This year was a lot different for me — it was about having fun […]

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Listless and Pumped!

On Wednesday, this bit of gorgeousness arrived at my doorstep: mmm sundara yarn in cherry blossom It is gorgeous. And — I think — perfect for the EZ February sweater (that one is by Elli of Elliephantom Knits) and top-down bonnet I have planned for it. What do you think? On Wednesday, I was given […]

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Sheep and Wool, Not Sheep and Wolf*

The Maryland Sheep + Wool Festival is quickly approaching! I went two years ago, and had planned to go last year until some family stuff came up and my plans changed at the last minute. taken at MD sheep+wool 2005 This Saturday I am going with my mom and one of my aunts, which should […]

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