Happy Distaff Day!

I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]

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Tour de Fleece Update

Today marks Day 12 of Tour de Fleece! We’ve past the halfway point! Not only that, but it’s the first challenge day of the tour. My challenge might be getting any spinning done at all today, but I’ll get back to that. My focus has been on three different spinning projects for the Tour. The […]

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Estes Park Wool Market

Colorado has a special place in my heart. I have family sprinkled throughout the state, so we had many a family road trip where we crammed ourselves into my dad’s minivan. There are so many memories of hiking, fishing, panning for gold, rafting, and, of course, yarn shopping. As soon as I heard about a […]

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…and Funky Yarns

And on the second day of the Fiber Treasures retreat, we spun funky art yarns. First up was add-ins, which I had done before, but it’s always fun to try it with new things. And boy, were there things! Teri and Christine treated us to a whole bar of fibers, beads, pompoms, feathers, flowers, sparkles, […]

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SpinOlution Echo Unboxing

I can say this now that it’s over: I don’t care for August. The fun of summer is essentially over and the fun of fall has not yet begun. It’s a fun void. Of course, I probably feel that way cause I spend my fall weekends out at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival with Marci […]

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To Spin a Sweater Quantity

Ah July, that time of year where Kansas City sees heat indexes in high 100s and the only time we get a break from the humidity is when the thunder storms roll in. It has also turned into a month of the year where I surround myself with wool roving every free moment I have. […]

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