NaNoWriSweMo?

I’m struggling a lot more again, and when I do that, I make plans (which is probably a huge reason why I haven’t been handling the current situation very well). I haven’t been writing (outside of work) very much lately, and I’d like to pick it back up again since National Novel Writing Month, or […]

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Spin Together Update

What a week to be in a spinning competition… Work’s been especially crazy and I have been craving more human interaction than I’m used to getting. Still trying to do my part, though! Of course, I have the money yarn, but that will only count for the plying. My spindle project is coming along, but […]

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Keep Acting Natural

Well, I finally bit the bullet. I waited this long because I wanted the most out of my precious, home-grown Hopi sunflower seeds, but I learn best by doing. That said, mistakes were made. My first dye bath (with alum as the mordant) was gorgeous, but I worried I didn’t exhaust the seeds, so I […]

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Act Natural

I decided I wanted to give natural dyeing another go, ’cause my dad went through all the trouble of growing Hopi sunflowers this summer. Plus, natural dyeing just seems like some ancient, elusive magic that I definitely want to say I practice. My first foray didn’t go so well, but I’m chalking it up to […]

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Color Me Impressed

Finished up another square of the My Years in Yarn(Ravelry link) blanket last night: This one shows quite a trend since May… Everything was blue or gray (or both). So it came around to adding a cat square for the Many Cat’s Cushion, and I think I’ll mix it up; I’ll add some green to […]

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