Fiber Festival Comes to Town

February 25, 2013

Fiber Festival Comes to Town Dawn Shaffer (Isn’t this picture beautiful.  I absolutely love yarn. The yarn up top is called core spun yarn.  Great for making rugs. ) Have you ever been to a fiber festival? I had the great pleasure of visiting one with my two daughters. You immediately walk in amongst beautiful […]

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My Kids Knitting List for Autumn

November 1, 2012

Do any of you continue to knit through the summer?  Me, definitely. I rarely put my needles down.  I knit through traffic, tv, kid fights and anything else that is someone’s distraction. Knitting has not been on the back-burner, but writing has.  Knitting is my anti-depressant pill.  And a little bit of it goes a […]

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Sneak a Peek At The Cute Lambies

March 20, 2012

It is a wonderful experience to witness birth.  It is a wonderful experience to be able to share this time with your family.  It is a wonderful experience to know that what is taking place has the potential to benefit others. My dream/ goal of having sheep was to be able to sell the wool […]

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WooHoo! My Hubby Bought Me A Spinning Wheel

March 13, 2012

I am so excited to tell you that my wonderful hubby bought me a new Louet S15 spinning wheel.  I am very new to spinning wheels.  Pryor to this mode of spinning was a drop spindle that took forever and a day.  When you have 1 hubby, 4 kids, 6 sheep +, and a whole […]

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Sad Morning Here on the Lazy “O” Ranch

March 11, 2012

We woke up this morning to the sound our flock of ewes bleating loudly.  I ran out of the house with anticipation of new cuties getting cleaned off by their mama.  I went down and nothing was to be seen.  Up to the house I went scratching my head  wondering why are they are so […]

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Our Lambing Season has Started

March 7, 2012

How can I not write about these darling babies. Beautiful lambing season has started here on the  “Lazy ‘O’ Ranch.  It is an awesome sight to see them born then wobbling off on their long legs within hours.

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Showing experience 2 and one to make you LAUGH

August 29, 2011

Hello everyone! My name is Oksana and I am the daughter Dawn Shaffer. Today, was my second rabbit show.  I am a member of the Penns Valley Rams 4-H club in Central Pennsylvania.  And getting back on track today was my second show EVER and I was nervous.

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Knitting Project: Finishing the Sweet Sunset Sweater

August 3, 2011

I had a great time knitting up this sweater.  The color was playful and the cotton was so soft.   I have never done a yarn over pattern (yo) before, so I chose to stick with this very simple diamond pattern. Now I have fallen headover heals for yarnover lace patterns.  Once you get the […]

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Knitting Project: Sweet Sunset Sweater

July 18, 2011

I found this beautiful yarn, Antuco,  at my LYS for $3.00 a skein.  I fell in love with the colors and the fact that it is 100% cotton.  I am a natural fiber buff.  When I saw the yarn I had a sweater design already in mind, but  I did not have a pattern chosen. […]

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7 Tips For Tackling A New Sweater Pattern

June 14, 2010

One of my favorite things to knit is the sweater.  I enjoy wearing my accomplishment after it is done.  Sometimes during my sweater making journey  my project stops short of the grand finale.  ACK! 🙂 I have made it as far as knitting the front, back and one sleeve.  I ran out of yarn.  I […]

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