Author Archives: Sharon

Plying with a Spindle

A friend of mine learned to drop spindle this past weekend, and now she’s got a spindle full of yarn. So what does she do now?! Well there’s plying, of course. But it’s intimidating for a new spinner to be … Continue reading

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A Post For the Drop Spindle Class

Below is a link to the video I mentioned in class tonight. Even though I recorded it last year, I’m at least wearing the same shirt! Here are notes on differences: -Your leader yarn was already attached to your spindle … Continue reading

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A BlogHer Introduction

I have these friends, Denise and Tarrant (Or TW. Or TDubs.). They are both amazing. Like Chris and I, they pretty much come in a set. A #teamoftwo. They are great and best that way. Denise and TW are encouraging people. They … Continue reading

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What’s up with sock blanks?

I wanted to continue our Facebook conversation about sock blanks! Here’s the first blank that I knit up from Gale’s Fiber Art. The half of the sock blank used for the completed sock was dyed slightly differently than the half … Continue reading

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I bought a hat today.

Today was a big costume day. Chris and I took our niece to the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, all of us in full costume. Chris and I had worn these costumes two years ago when we took Isabella’s brother to the … Continue reading

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My Sock Recipe

In a recent post I talked about my sock recipe. You may be wondering what exactly that is. So I’m going to tell you. A sock recipe is your own style of sock pattern. It’s where you take bits and pieces … Continue reading

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Making Time To Make

I want to craft more. But I work. Pretty soon I’ll be working A Lot. And I know I’ll be a bit disgruntled about not having enough Me time. Or sweater-knitting time. Or learn-to-tapestry-weave time. Or ren-faire-costume-sewing time. Definitely not … Continue reading

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Give St. Distaff’ all the right: Then bid Christmas sport good night

Today, January 7th, is Distaff Day, or Roc Day. Historically, this day after Epiphany is when women return to their work after Christmas festivities. The twelve days have passed, and the holidays have wound down. The decorations were put away … Continue reading

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I always have a sock on the needles. It’s usually hanging about in my backpack or daily handbag, standing by in case of a board meeting or an unexpected long wait time at the car repair shop or when hand … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Traditional Christmas Wish List

Chris and I tend to mix up Christmas gift giving a bit each year. One year we’ll do great big gifts of awesome, like the year there was a laptop, a Playstation, *and* a Wii, back when those were hell … Continue reading

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