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Life with a left-leaning Fiberista and my journey to find sanity and more time to knit, spin and weave.

Fiber Friday – Stage 13

Tour de Fleece continues to be in the forefront for me this week, today is Stage 13 for le Tour and it is the first time-trial, for those that are following along with the riders. As such, I am pacing through my Montadale singles, having 2 bobbins spun – I will start...
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A Weekend to Remember

I think it is most fitting that the first poppy blossom opened yesterday in honor of Memorial Day weekend. It was just gorgeous yesterday in the late day sun, almost as amazing as this field of 300,00 knitted poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show. Just.Stunning. Carole...
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Fiber Friday, Linked Edition

One thing to take into account when trying to match a commercial yarn is the density of the yarn. I think that the Briar Rose yarn may be a worsted preparation. In fact I am certain it is. So, my Shetland in a woolen preparation is a much lighter, fluffier thing! And,...
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Fiber Friday

Happy Friday! I would say that it took long enough getting here, but it was a short week. However, I have felt confused on what day it is all week long! Tuesday felt like Monday, etc. But, today is Friday and that means I am joining Rachel for Fiber Friday. I have...
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Fiber Friday, June 24th

The spinning this week continues. I have been working patiently though this gorgeous Targhee from Sheepspot Fiber Club. This is a serious spin – as in counting treadles and lacing my flyer to get a nice lace-weight yarn – these things are not things I have done before...
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A High Fiber Diet

I am in the home stretch of TdF2016 and I have had a fantastic time. The spinning has been varied and educational. While I have not spun that many yards (3570 yds to date, i.e. 2.02 miles) I have spun a variety of yarns. From worsted to woolen, including about 2100...

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The Abundance Around You

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. ~ Wayne Dyer In my ongoing attempts to increase my daily gratitude I have really honed in on being aware of the abundance that is everywhere, but especially that abundance that is around me. Some...

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Slow Knitting, Fast Reading

Knitting has been on the back burner here at Casa del KatKnits in the fervor of Tour de Fleece. My sock grows slowly, but it is simple “pick up and just knit” knitting that is so simply satisfying. Over the weekend, I began the epic bind off of TTL Mystery...

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Sing a Song About Pittsburgh

It’s Tuesday and that means that Carole wants to know: 10 Songs About Where You Live Hmmm…. About now would be the perfect time to be from Chicago, New York, or San Francisco, but, Pittsburgh??? Now I know lots of songs, but not a single one about Pittsburgh....

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When Rainy days are Mondays

Although we desperately need the rain, a gloomy Monday makes for a slow starting week. So, let’s spend a moment reliving the weekend which was the antithesis of gloomy! There was spinning, and knitting, and cocktails, and reading. I listened to Doc by Mary Doria...

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Fiber Friday – Stage 13

Tour de Fleece continues to be in the forefront for me this week, today is Stage 13 for le Tour and it is the first time-trial, for those that are following along with the riders. As such, I am pacing through my Montadale singles, having 2 bobbins spun – I will start...

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In This Moment

Planning: A vacation to Northern Michigan – hello AirBnB! There are so many choices, but I think we have narrowed it down. I am so thrilled that there are places that will allow pets…and Sherman is most happy about that as well! Also planning: An overnight get away to...

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Spinning and Listening

It’s Wednesday and that means it is Ginny’s Yarn Along today! I am completely immersed in Tour de Fleece this year and enjoying it far more than I have in previous years. This year I am not keyed into logging miles of frenzied spinning, rather I am more...

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