Monthly Archives: October 2007

Houndesign Spindles.. in Vancouver

On my Yahoo Spindlers group, there have been several questions re: finding a spindle maker in Canada so Canadian spindlers don’t have to pay the terrible excise taxes for bringing spindles from the US.  Well, thought I would pass on … Continue reading

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Yarn Harlot Scarf… (free pattern..easy)

Have I shown a pic of my Kromski Prelude spinning wheel?  Well, just in case I have not.. here it is..  And have I been having fun with it!  All the roving in the large bag and the bowl has … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Sock Blockers (free tutorial)

Who would have ever thought …??  I found a new site today called The Knitting Zone .  And on it is a tutorial using of all things a coat hanger to make a hanging sock blocker….

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Homespun Socks

A while back I made some crocheted socks for DH using the first homespun I did before the spinning lesson.  He likes them so much he decided that I needed a pair, so I made me a pair.  Have to … Continue reading

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Spinning Away…

I’ve been spinning away trying to build up a stash that will be large enough to tide me over should the heart cath on Wednesday put a damper on my spinning.  I’m not sure I will be allowed to treadle … Continue reading

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Quilt As You Go (free tutorial by Ribbonwiz)

When I found this tutorial online for quilting-as-you-go at Camille’s Place, it made we want to try my hand at it.  The small quilt I made earlier this year was about the right size for me to handle when sewing and … Continue reading

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Tread Lightly Herbals (free knitting patterns)

Tread Lightly Herbals.  Lovely soaps…lovely gift packaging.  Hand made and easy on the environment.  I enjoy this site… and as an extra bonus there are free knitting patterns.  Very nice patterns… Have a look…

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