Tag Archives: Honesty

I don’t want to like Yoga. There. I said it.

Work is brutally busy and stressful right now. Mick and I are making no progress on the design for our new house-to-be. I’ll be 59 in just a few weeks, and I feel like this upcoming year is going to … Continue reading

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Valuable Lessons

There was a lot of swearing at my wheel tonight. I plied all the merino/silk blend that I spun over the last week, very nearly 4 ounces on one bobbin. I had thought to do it all via center-pull ball, … Continue reading

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Settling in for a Long Haul – a Pound of Merino Silk Blend

I’m switching gears in my spinning for a while. I like making the wool/sari silk rolags, but I feel like doing something else for a while. One of the fiber purchases I made last year at SAFF was a pound … Continue reading

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Release and Connection

That’s the theme for this week, apparently. Since my last post, I’ve traveled to Hooppath and home again, which was a much bigger journey than it sounds like. I went with the intention of being cracked open emotionally and spiritually. … Continue reading

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O.W.A.L. Sunday

No, that’s not a typo. Today I was Operating Without A List. Not normal for me on a Sunday, the day I spend getting ready for my week every week. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything. I got food cooked … Continue reading

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The Trick to Spinning “Woolen”

I’m at least figuring out what the elements are to spinning my rolags using the woolen long-draw method. First, fiber prep. The better my rolags, the easier it is. But the real key is finding the right balance between letting … Continue reading

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More About Hand Cards

I spun all of my rolags that I made yesterday. I don’t think I was any *worse* than I was when I tried it in my class! Practice makes better. I’m spinning these using what’s the “woolen” method, using long … Continue reading

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Still Spinning Dark and Sparkly

I’m nearly done with the sparkly black merino/bamboo/firestar blend. I’m halfway through the last bobbin. The first skein came out really lovely as a two-ply. I’m spinning to a fat-ish diameter, so even though I haven’t actually checked, I think … Continue reading

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I Got to Spin After All!

I did not think I was going to have time to spin today. That’s how crazy it was, even after getting up at 7:00 (without an alarm) because I was thinking about how much stuff I had to get done … Continue reading

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Spinning Tech – Keeping a Steady Diameter

I learned many wonderful things in my class a few weeks ago at John C Campbell, but one of the most immediately useful was how to spin with a more-or-less consistent diameter. It’s very, very easy to spin thinner and … Continue reading

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