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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: In Search of a Yellow Jersey

yel·low jer·sey  noun (in a cycling race involving stages, especially the Tour de France) a yellow jersey worn by the overall leader in a cycle race, at the end of any one day, and ultimately presented to the winner. I have been spinning up a storm in week one of the...
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Fiber Friday

In a week that just FLEW by, we find ourselves at the start of the weekend. This week there was lots of spinning! Some spindle spinning. And lots of wheel spinning. And, this really was just a couple of evenings worth of spinning. I had forgotten how quickly spinning...
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Fiber Friday

We have had several foggy mornings here this week, above was the view from yesterday. This morning it is clear and SUNNY and I am so happy it is Friday!! I am linking up with Rachel today for her Fibre Friday! The sock knitting continues, as does the drop spindling. I...
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AsKatKnits Summer Knit-Along

Tell me, dear Knitter, have you previously been lured in with a summer long knit-a-rama and all you achieved was epic failure? Yeah, me too. And, this topic expanded more when I was talking with my friend, planetKnit, about our usual summer knit along that we had both...
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I’ve Got You Covered

Last night I achieved a goal I really never imagined I could reach – I finished reading Knitlandia, and with it completed my Summer BOTNS Book Bingo card. A cover all, people! Twenty-five books read in eighty-seven days! There were good books, great books, amazing...
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I’ve Got You Covered

Last night I achieved a goal I really never imagined I could reach – I finished reading Knitlandia, and with it completed my Summer BOTNS Book Bingo card. A cover all, people! Twenty-five books read in eighty-seven days! There were good books, great books, amazing...

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Knit-Konmari Washalong

This post may be painful for some of you, and I understand that, believe me I do. However, for me, as I did a serious reality check it became painfully clear that the number of knitted accessories I own far exceed the wearable day factor in any given year. Add to that...

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Knitting, listening, and pondering

I am scraping the bottom of my Summer Knitting basket and have finally pulled out Triticum to finish it up. I have begun the arm decreases on the right front, so I should have this piece done soon and then just two sleeves stand between me and a new sweater! I think...

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Spinning to Knit

Last week, Jillian Moreno’s highly anticipated (at least by me!) book Yarnitecture was released. I got my copy on Friday and that sort of derailed any other reading plans I had for the weekend. And, today being Tuesday I am going to share you my 10 favorite...

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Behind the Eight Ball

Hullo, Monday… nice of you to bring the cooler weather. Too bad you did not bring some organization with you because I am feeling decidedly unorganized today! Friday Happy Hour was an inside affair, but it was good. And, that Tomato Jam is to die for! Couple that with...

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A Tale of Four Swatches

Happy FriYAY from a MUCH cooler, LESS humid Pittsburgh! The AC is off and the windows are open!! Cranky Pants level has been dramatically reduced. AND!!! Dark Sky™ is forecasting temps in the 70’s next week, with overnight lows in the mid 50’s – low...

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Thursday Things

On Being Cranky: As the heat and humidity stretch on unbearably, I am sitting here longing for a change. I am cranky pants at so many endless days of a closed up house, encased in air conditioning. And, when I say cranky pants – I mean really CRANKY PANTS! Perhaps,...

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Knitting Detours

I really wanted to get my Pincha done yesterday, but a friend called and I was encouraged to take a Yarn Shop Detour. We wanted to visit Natural Stitches before they close in September and since it is not far from Yarns by Design, we stopped there too! There was lots...

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