Divine Bird

I believe in a high-fiber diet…like wool, alpaca, cashmere…

October 31, 2014
by Jenny
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Cleaning House: Bins and Donations

Just had to post that as of today, I have gotten rid of 15 boxes, 5 garbage bags, and two huge bins full of stuff. The local Vietnam Vets group picks everything up and I even get to arrange for … Continue reading

September 28, 2014
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Ribbons at the Big E 2014!

This year’s Big E was a pretty good competition in both Creative Arts and Fiber Nook!  I managed to put in several days of demonstrating in both departments, and all of my entries won ribbons of some kind. My handspun … Continue reading

July 17, 2014
by Jenny
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Tour de Fleece…Out Due to Injury :(

So apparently I have injured myself while spinning. The stress of dealing with Dashing’s health issues caused me to find solace and relaxation in spinning the silk.  However, I managed to overdo it so that I pulled a tendon in … Continue reading

July 14, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 10

Last day before the rest day!! I will need it. Tomorrow’s going to be a bear. The green silk is still coming along, albeit slowly. I spent most of Sunday knitting instead of spinning because I just didn’t have the … Continue reading

July 13, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 9

Still rolling along with the green silk! I am making a lot of progress, even though it still looks like I’ve barely touched the fiber. I love to spin fine yarns; my friend Marcy (an insanely skilled spinner who never … Continue reading

July 12, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 8

Work continues on the green silk. No pics today, because I spent all day Friday at the ER with Dashing. He’s okay, but wow, are we getting to know Hartford Hospital REALLY well. That doesn’t mean I can’t talk about … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 7

With Tango done, I came to kind of a standstill.  In the past few weeks, between Tour de Fleece and the time leading up to it, I have spun almost 1/3 of my colored fiber stash. (I say that because … Continue reading

July 10, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 6

So I finally dove into Tango. I landed on making it into a light DK or fingering weight yarn, but I messed with the colors a bit. I broke it into color sections – there were six repeats – and … Continue reading

July 9, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 5

Hurrah! I finished plying the green merino last night! This tiny 1oz skein is 268 yards of lightly plied laceweight. It is intended to become a lace scarf, probably with beads, since I have some that will look really sweet … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 4 (with bonus pastry!)

Not much in the way of progress as this yarn is so fine; I’m nearly done with the spinning but I was tense for part of the day, and that made my hands hurt. I’m going to finish up the … Continue reading

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