Thursday, August 27, 2015
As far as my spinning and yarn, I've been blessed this year to continue working with my stores. I am scheduled to head to Yarn Harbor in Duluth, MN on October 10. I'll be bringing lots of yarn for Kathy to select from and spend the day spinning with my many friends there. I can't wait to see Kathy's new location.
Fall Fiber Festival held in Hopkins on November 7th. That is a great venue. Each year there are more and more vendors and I'm really looking forward to heading there again this year. The last two years it has been such a challenge for me as Anna had a Cheer competition that same day right down the road, but this year that is no longer an issue. Although if Emily has anything to say about it that will change next year. But I'll enjoy this year as a bit calmer.
Finally, I will be at Needlework Unlimited on November 21 for a spinning day as well as bringing in new stock for Karen. Whew! As you can see my next 3 months are busy ones. But with all the stress this year, I've found solace in my spinning. I may not have spun quite as much as in years past, I still have some absolutely beautiful yarns in my basket ready for stores or fiber fests.
And before I forget, one more store is stocking my yarn, head to Double Ewe in Circle Pines. Kelly started stocking my yarn and picked out some really pretty selections. And she has several of my samples to show how things will work up.
I just noticed something, apparently I only work with yarn shops that have owners with names that start with K! Even Lila and Claudines follows the trend with Kirsten. Makes me smile.
Well that is enough for now. hopefully a few people are still reading this, maybe mention it at an event I'm at, I'd love to chat with you. But for now, must keep spinning!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
When I started spinning I went out and tried a bunch if different spinning wheels before settling on my Louet wheel, a Julia. I've been very happy with her. I never really had much desire for what I call a Rumpelstiltskin type wheel. Until recently that is. May I introduce you to my new old beautiful wheel.
Isn't she beautiful. She is signed underneath the table with this inscription. Made of Mt. Ash by E. H. Jacobson. Little Marais Minnesota. I love her. I'm trying to find out any info I can on Mr. Jacobson. Little Marais is a very small town along the North Shore of Lake Superior so maybe I will be able to learn more...like what year he made her in. But for now I'm happy just to have her!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
My weekend was not just filled with Yarnover, nope, we had my whole family staying at our house over the weekend. That meant we had 6 adults and 2 little girls under two tucked in with the four of us. It was a house filled to the brim with love. While it isn't something I would want to do on a regular basis, it was fabulous to have all of us under one roof. We had not all been together in several years. It was amazing.
Now I have some breathing room. I've pushed so hard for 4 months, getting ready for DFW Fiber Fest, Yarnover 3 weeks after that, one sale to my local yarn shop in between and having my family here that I'm beyond exhausted. I've spun over 60 skeins of yarn in those 4 months. That is a lot. I have time now before my next scheduled events in late summer/early fall. I finally have a chance to knit again. I have a chance to possibly teach a couple classes in knitting and I'm working up what I think will work. Stay tuned, it is a new adventure for me.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
For months I've been madly spinning. I spun over 60 skeins of yarn in just over three months. With work, the girls activities and life in general, something had to go. It was knitting. Well we've been home from DFW Fiber fest for a week. And after a brief respite I'm back to spinning. And knitting!
This is my Quaker Yarn stretcher. Out of a single I spun called Lollipop. I love the bright colors and it makes me smile every time I pick it up.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Today is the grand unveiling of the new look to my blog, etsy, facebook and every part of my yarn world. I have a niece who helps small businesses work on branding and creating a true cohesive look to all their sites on social networks. She took my rather plain and boring blog and with hard work, amazing creativity, and a laughing spirit, she created this. And I'm so happy! (look at her site, it is amazing, Serendipity Designs)