Archive for November, 2004

Spinning

Yesterday I had to come home from work to meet the people who were installing my granite. I intended to work from home, but when I got there, the power was out in my neighborhood. The granite contractors left to eat lunch and I was left in the house unable to work from home. It […]

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Nubby Frustration

Some days, I hate working with nubby yarns. I’ve been working on the Moda Dea Burst scarf. I’m not sure what the heck happened, but when I held it up yesterday, I realized that only on one side of the scarf I had been decreasing by a stitch every row. Why only on one side? […]

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The Shoemaker Always Goes Shoe-less, Too

I left for work this morning and it was mighty cold and windy. All I could think was, “Wow, I really wish I had a hat or something to cover my ears and hair. Even with as many things as I have been working on lately, I haven’t worked on a single thing for myself. […]

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Wherein xantha Dreams Of Spinning

Last night, I had recurring dreams of spinning roving. On a drop spindle, on a wheel, in my basement, in a classroom. Always this sort of vague feeling of holding the roving and slowly letting it spin up. It was a very tactile and olfactory dream. I don’t recall looks or what I heard, just […]

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A Fiber Addiction

I happened to be browsing the spinning boards at crochetville and came across a link to an ebay store full of various fiber goodies. Since my plans to take the spinning class in Alexandria in December was foiled because DH’s company is having their holiday party that day… You see where this is going. I […]

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More Yarn For The Stash

Headed out to AC Moore last night to pick up another skein of Caron’s Jewelbox in Sapphire so I can finish up the hat I’m working on. I haven’t decided if I am going to keep it or if I am going to give it away. It’s super soft and the colors are nice. While […]

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Bright Orange “Don’t Shoot My Husband Hat”

The DH was planning to go hunting this weekend, and he saw a ball of Caron Sayelle in Hot Orange on top of my yarn pile. He said, “hey, did you buy that to make me a hat to go hunting in?” Well, no, but if you think a hat made of cheap 100% acrylic […]

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Additions to the Yarn Stash

After reading this review, I came across yarn here at Beaverslide and I had to order some. Why? Partly because that (currently out of stock) purple is gorgeous and partly because I just really like the look and the idea of it. I ordered two skeins — glacier and glacier heather — and a swatch […]

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