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Date registered: March 18, 2010

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  1. Help me help the bunnies! — November 17, 2015
  2. What I learned spinning 7370 yards during Spinzilla — October 15, 2015
  3. How I prep my fiber PART 2 — October 2, 2015
  4. How I prep my fiber — September 22, 2015
  5. Anemia is a bitch — August 5, 2015

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Help me help the bunnies!

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I’m starting to see ads for Black Friday. I want to do something different. A lot of you know I have rabbits. While rabbits are the third most popular pet in the US, they’re also misunderstood, and frequently abused and abandoned. The Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary provides a safe haven for …

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What I learned spinning 7370 yards during Spinzilla

Behold all the yarn I spun during Spinzilla! Last year I spun 6652 yards, and I was proud of myself, but I realized I could spin a lot more if I prepped my fiber ahead of time. So this year I prepped two pounds of BFL combed top in Death and Taxes for a sweater …

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How I prep my fiber PART 2

I sat down today to finish prepping my fiber for Spinzilla, and I realized I totally left out an important step in the video I did last week. D’oh! So here is part 2.   Also, note that TODAY is the last day to sign up for a Spinzilla team!  

How I prep my fiber

I made a video for you! I hope you like it!  

Anemia is a bitch

I found out why I’m so tired all the time. I’m anemic. I started taking iron supplements about a month ago, and they’ve helped a lot, but I’m still tired. I’ve gone from feeling completely exhausted all of the time (fatigue level: recovering from pneumonia) to feeling kind of ok-ish until I try to do …

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Knit a Spring Valley Shawl for Fall

The last of the patterns we debuted at TNNA, Carol Ullmann’s Spring Valley Shawl features a deep lace border along one edge of a large funky striped triangle. Three semi-solid colorways of DK Merino make it scrumptious and soft. it’s like wearing your favorite blanket, only it looks way cooler! Buy the PDF now on …

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Cata cata cata cata Caterpillar Girl

Caterpillar Girl, a shawl pattern by yours truly, is our first pattern with our recently introduced Merino Mono. I love its squishy softness and its singles texture, and I wanted to design something that would take advantage of that. A shawl! Caterpillar Girl can be worn three ways. You can wear it draped over your …

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Pop-up at Knitche

If you’re in Downer’s Grove, IL, pop in for a pop-up at Knitche! You’ll find a large selection of Happy Fuzzy Yarn there through the end of this month. Go say hi to the yarn and take some home! Read more details here.    

Free Fabulous Fingerless Fmitts, er, mitts pattern

We have a new pattern available, and this one is free! Carol Ullmann’s Fabulous Fingerless Mitts are super easy to make and use just one skein of our DK Silk. They would make wonderful holiday gifts! (Yes, it’s only June, but time flies.) But be sure to make yourself a pair first! You can download …

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TNNA recap

  I intended to write about TNNA a few days after getting home. Instead I have been so exhausted I’ve been taking naps every day and still haven’t done half the things I was going to. This is what happens when I’m sick for six weeks with two viruses and then just start to recover …

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