Monthly Archives: November 2011

Spinning – Corriedale and Carding

So this week was a fun spinning week because I not only spent three hours spinning my blue/brown shetland/alpaca roving, I also was able to take a two hour class on fleece from Corriedale sheep. On Saturdays I just pack … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – Imagine Sweater and Boy, Do I Ever Appreciate My Husband!!

What a week!!  Sunday was buying groceries for Thanksgiving – which continued through Monday before we got everything (and I still couldn’t find chestnuts).  Chip was working on getting everything ready for the opening of his exhibition at the resource … Continue reading

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Hawk Studio – A Month Long Exhibition

In our village we have a very active village beautification committee which is run by the inimitable Sally Baker.  Sally is the powerhouse behind the re-energizing of our village and has found grants to help restore home and business fronts … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – (a day early) – Happy Thanksgiving

Finally done!! Three days of cooking and baking resulting in more food than we could possibly eat in a day – but which will give us days of leftover dinners – just in time since Chip’s exhibition at our village … Continue reading

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Spinning – Getting A Little Excited

It started like this. A 7.6 oz. ball of naturally dyed Shetland and Alpaca roving I picked up from Handspun by Stefania at Rhinebeck.  The blue is dyed with Indigo and the Brown is dyed using Madder. Listening to my … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Project Report – Why did I ever think that sleeves would be faster?

This report is a quicky – as we are in holiday crunch time around here.  All of you knitters know this time, when you start looking at that gift list that you were going to fill by giving homemade gifts … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Butter Scrumshus Cake

Butter Scrumshus Cake is something I have grown up with.  Made in a cookie sheet, it is a perfect dessert to make for a house full of kids in that the pieces are small (only one layer) and there are … Continue reading

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This Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Spinning looks like it is pretty easy.  Someone sits at a wheel, turns the wheel by pushing a treadle with their foot and just holds the wool as the wheel pulls it onto the bobbin and makes yarn – right? Wrong. … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – More Fun Than Coloring

So I still don’t have the first sleeve done of Chip’s sweater.  But that’s okay because I did something really cool and fun with my sister on Saturday to show you. We went to a Welsh Pub and dyed yarn. … Continue reading

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A Fun and Busy Few Days

First, I want to share a picture of Chip with our beloved puppy Gandalf. I love this photo.  Being part sheep dog it is not always possible to get a picture of Gandalf’s eyes, so I was really happy to … Continue reading

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