Category Archive: Life in General

What’s going on with Ken’s site

Long time readers may know that I took over the maintenance of my dear friend Ken Kifer’s website after he was killed by a drunk driver in 2003. Unfortunately if you go to his site now, it isn’t his site. It’s a Japanese WordPress site. I contacted Joe Gardner, who actually takes care of the …

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Trains are cool


A few months ago Rob suggested taking a train out to California for his Aunt Elspeth’s 80th birthday party as a surprise. I was a bit lukewarm about the idea at first, as it meant I’d have to miss the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Holiday Sale, but the more I thought about it, the more …

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My garden looks so thirsty! Is there a drought where you are too? It finally rained a bit this morning, but my soil still looks like powder. It need to rain a lot more. At least it isn’t 12,000,000°F out there anymore. I haven’t been leaving the house most days. I am thankful that I …

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In which Riin is cranky

So I was going to card up a bunch of batts for you guys, but I was wondering how best to display them in my booth at shows. Clear drawstring bags was the consensus on Facebook, so I ordered a whack. They arrived, only they were much smaller than I had anticipated. I hadn’t realized …

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My excellent New York adventure

Or the story of Vogue Knitting Live 2012. Wow. Just wow. That’s the short version. The long version is much longer. With lots of pictures. Ok, let’s get started. We left Wednesday morning with Rob’s van loaded full of all of my yarn, fiber, wearable art, booth fixtures, our clothes, and so on and so …

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An abundance of awesomeness

Vogue Knitting Live!

This week is full of awesome things. Let’s play show & tell! Thing the first. Look what I got in the mail this week. Pretty exciting for me to see my tote bag in a national magazine! Thing the second. I’m going to Vogue Knitting Live! I was waitlisted, but they added more vendor spaces, …

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All fiber, all the time

Let’s see, where were we? In our last episode, our plucky heroine (that would be me) had just returned from Greencastle. Since then… I went to another show, this one in Kendallville, Indiana. It was…well, I won’t be going again next year. Maybe in a few years when the organizers are more, well, organized, and …

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46 for 46

Today is my 46th birthday. I decided to tell you 46 random things in honor of my 46th birthday. If you go to Zingerman’s on your birthday, you can get 6 free bagels. Their bagels are delicious. I’m eating my third bagel today. That makes me feel kind of like a pig, but I only …

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I WON!!!

I won the video contest! I am so excited! Usually I never win anything, so to win a personal assistant for 6 months is incredible! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! This is absolutely fantastic! Yay!!!

Grab life and live it

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how fragile life is. It’s something we don’t often think about, because if we lived every moment as if we might die any minute, it would probably make us crazy. We have to think there is a future to stay sane. Yesterday I attended a memorial service for …

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