Category Archive: Shows

Dyeing like a Crazy Woman

Wow. Well, this has been a crazy month. Actually this whole year has been crazy so far. I dyed 640 skeins of Corrie Sock for Yarnbox. Actually that started last year. And it was supposed to be 900 skeins, but my supplier was waiting more yarn from their supplier in the UK, and that supplier …

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Ibuprofen and Wool

Usually on Thanksgiving Day I post a list of things I’m grateful for. I missed it this year. It’s not that I’m ungrateful. I’m grateful for many things. But it was hard to focus on anything except my back pain. It’s been aching for the past month. Wednesday, after realizing I’d been saying “if it …

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Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago

Hey, are you going to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago this weekend? I will be there at booth #220, so come say hi and fondle some yarn! Here’s a pic of just some of the yarn in my booth last weekend at Fiber Expo. I will also be demonstrating Navajo plying at noon on Saturday …

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Fiber Expo is this weekend! Yay!

I really like Fiber Expo. It’s one of my favorite shows to do. It’s a hometown show (Ann Arbor! Woohoo!), so I get to sleep in my own bed, not travel far, and I know where the good restaurants are, but it’s more than that. It’s just got a cool vibe to it. I see …

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Second Kit and Third Coast

Hey, remember I said I have kits now? I have the second one in the series now, Izzy’s Bouncin’ Blues! I’ll have both kits and a whole lot of yarn and fiber and patterns available this Friday and Saturday at the Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit. If …

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What to do with one skein of bulky handspun

Often someone will ask me what they can make with one skein of bulky handspun art yarn — awesome yarn that doesn’t have a lot of yardage. Sometimes a cowl is good, other times a skinny scarf is the answer, but some times they’re really looking for something else. Something bigger. The answer is to …

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What would you like to see me demonstrate?

Two bits of wooly interest! Let’s go in chronological order. This first one will interest those in or near Ann Arbor. If you would like to learn how to make felt balls doing wet felting and using Happy Fuzzy Yarn hand dyed combed top, go to the Felt Ball Fun workshop at the Pittsfield branch …

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I’m not quite dead

I’m getting better. I’m still coughing, but I’m not coughing as hard as I was yesterday, when I was half expecting to see large solid objects pop out of my mouth as I coughed. Weasels. Alarm clocks. Refrigerators.* So when all I coughed up was a teaspoon of phlegm, I felt kind of cheated. I …

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At least it’s not pneumonia

Apparently my body hates April. Last year I couldn’t go to Greencastle because I had pneumonia. I leave for this year’s Fiber Event at Greencastle tomorrow morning. And I have a cold. So I’m trying to take it easy, or at least as easy as I can the day before a show. But it’s a …

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A Survey, a sale, and a show

Hey, I’ve got lots to tell you. First off, The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) is asking folks to take a survey about their interest in the needlearts. It takes about 10 minutes, and once you take it, if you’re a US resident you can enter a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TNNAfiber …

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