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A Simple Statement of Style

September 17, 2017

A Simple Statement of Style One of my biggest dreams is becoming a knitwear designer.  I had always envisioned living out in the mountains (kind of like I do now), surrounded by a couple of corgis and my family.  I designed my special places in and around the house that I decorated with things that I loved […]

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The Rush of The Golden Hour

September 1, 2017

It’s so difficult to capture true colors of beautiful yarn. The best way to try is to seize the golden hour times during the day. It’s those moments where the sun’s light is perfect for taking pictures. Our open back porch is the perfect place to grab the sun’s rays.  I am normally greeted by […]

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Hope to Catch the Wool-y Weather Soon

August 31, 2017

  My Poor Sheep are Melting It has not been a very hot summer, but when the temperature creeps into the hotter. normal summer temps they start to get very uncomfortable. I mean like breathing heavy like they ran the marathon and looking like they want to pass out. Between the hot sun beating down on them as […]

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This Week it’s all about the Donuts

August 24, 2017

It’s Time to Wake Up and Make the Donuts Grange Fair is here!  Welcome the familiar fair smells of fried foods, animals barns and we can’t forget the tractor or truck pulls.  This year wasn’t any different from the others except my son, Octavio, and my daughter, Oksana, and I all work the donut stand. We wake […]

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The Maker’s Journey

July 15, 2017

The Maker’s Journey Playing with wool or any other yarn-y medium is an art.  From shearing wool, cleaning, combing, spinning and down the line it all adds up to one glorious beautiful skein then project. Is there a part of the journey that you adore?  Is there a part that you would skip? When I start any […]

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Can They Get any Cuter

July 13, 2017

Crazy over Coopworth Sheep This year’s breeding goal- smaller herd of lambs.  I never thought I would say such a thing.  Standard thinking is the bigger the herd the better.  Enter in-> a new way of thinking. Due to the size of our land there wasn’t  way I could possibly achieve my goal of having a nice, big […]

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Feast Your Eyes on these Vibrant Yarn Colors

June 30, 2017

Feast Your Eyes on these Hand Dyed Vibrant Yarn Colors Okay! Truth be told. I am very attracted to autumn colors. Autumn is my absolute favorite season and the beautiful hues of reds, browns, yellows, greens and oranges come with it. Plus, I think fall matches my skin tone the best. As an indie dyer, I have […]

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The Mysterious Colorway

June 29, 2017

  The Mysterious Colorway I was so excited about dyeing up this colorway. I already had an idea planned in my head how I wanted it to look. I was aiming for a cottagy feel where the cool shades of peach would meld into the warm shades of moss green and deep magenta. Keep reading […]

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Get Away to the Frederick Fiber Festival

June 28, 2017

Earlier this month we set up a booth at the Frederick Fiber Festival in Frederick, MD.  The booths spanned both indoors and out.  The indoor vendors had wonderful air-conditioning and the outdoor vendors were housed in this most amazing  giant, white big top tent.  The showed was filled with glowing  fiber enthusiasts ready to shared their experiences and […]

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I Found my Fade Shawl

June 23, 2017

  I Found my Fade What a great shawl to knit. “Find your Fade” made it through my knitting group and a couple of us collaborated on colors and schemes to make it happen. It took me awhile to come up with my colors. My style if fairly simple with normally one or two colors […]

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