I've rediscovered my drum carder and learned a new trick: making rolags. It all started when a friend was thinning out the fiber stash she inherited from her mother in law, who passed away a few years ago. She's been steadily going through everything, including Christmas ornaments & decorations her father in law couldn't bear … Continue reading Rolag-o-rama
February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick's Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I'm starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now … Continue reading Time Flies!
Happy New Year! don't know exactly what's coming down the pike in 2018 - it'll be a surprise for us all - but I hope it's good or that, at least, we can find the good in it. I tend to not set annual goals; instead I set small goals as needed through the year. However, … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2018 Goals
Hi friends! It's been a while. After Spinzilla my will to blog - or do anything with any regularity - kind of disappeared. After some reflection, I don't think my posts are working as well for me as they once were, though I may change my mind about that and go back to the schedule … Continue reading 2017: The Year in Review
Spinzilla was ages ago, or so it seems now, especially since a good chunk of the people in my yarn and fiber network went to Rhinebeck1 this past weekend, and like Spinzilla, I hope to one day experience Rhinebeck. Since this was my first Spinzilla, I set really attainable goals for myself: I just wanted … Continue reading Spinzilla 2017 (with a roller derby ending & complete with footnotes)
Last week: Walk instead of going back to bed after I finish my morning coffee. Done for today - I took Lil for a walk on the W&OD trail (a rail trail) that runs through my neighborhood and all the way into DC. Done. Lil and I have walked every day since last Monday. Somedays … Continue reading The Week October 23-29
So last week I flaked out on everything and spent a good part of the week in bed, either reading (I finished a bad steampunk novel and started The Essex Serpent) or sleeping. Spinzilla was fun but, as usual, I went all-in and by Saturday was ready for it to be over. My hip flexors … Continue reading The Week October 16-22