Projects

Coopworth: Our Sheep of many Colors

August 23, 2017

Coopworth: Our Sheep of Many Colors It’s amazing what you can learn from sheep.  I have seen mother’s adopt other babies.  I have seen mother’s put their frisky lambs in place.  I have also seen their social interactions.  You can see best friends stick together and enemies steer clear of each other.   You can tell who leads and who the last one is […]

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Camping

August 1, 2017

My favorite get away with the family is none other than the tried and true, old fashioned camping get away. You get all the excitement in one trip from burning your sibling with a stick, peeing behind “trees” (actually tall grass you can see thru), a black snake slithering into your camper, fishing woes, biking […]

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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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Lazy O Ranch Vlog #1

July 1, 2017

Lazy O Ranch Vlog #1 Hello and welcome to my first ever vlog. Join me as I  journey  through sheep farming, knitting projects, and new indie hand dyed and painted colors. Today, I talk about my current knitting projects, the project my little boy thinks I should be doing, my new colorways on Etsy and […]

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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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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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The Eleanor Messy Bun Hat

January 27, 2017

    Full of texture and color, this messy bun hat is an eye catcher. It’s definitely a huge hit amongst my daughters and close friends.   My oldest daughter is heading for college this semester and she had to have one of these hats for school.  She is  braving the weather on the eastern […]

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Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay & Yarn

October 15, 2014

Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay and Yarn One of my most favorite places to relax in is my barn.  Nothing beats the sounds of the sheep and chickens and the antics that they do. Let me share with you a project that I am working on and a project that I have processing in my […]

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How To Make Felted Soap

January 23, 2014

  The Dirt On Making Felted Soap Are you a hands on type person? I am to a fault.  Doing something with my hands is almost required all the time I am awake or I get really tired and fall asleep. I literally took many naps during class in both my high school and college […]

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The Elise Tank Top

May 1, 2013

Tanks Are So Easy To Knit For The Summer Dawn A. Shaffer This was a very easy tank top to knit up.  I love these kinds of tank sweaters, but I have gotten myself into the habit of sticking to a simple, one style fits all design. Honestly,  I was getting bored with the simple, […]

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