Divine Bird

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

July 9, 2014
by Jenny
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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

July 7, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 3

I love the yarn I got out of yesterday’s spinning. I finished the full skein in a day, from spinning to plying to winding off.  I keep thinking of it as “Parrot”, and it’s a bulky 2ply containing about 135 … Continue reading

July 6, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 2

I’m really pleased with Thrive! It came out just the right grist, and it should work well with the original batch. I’ve decided that my next project will be to spin some of the gorgeous batts I’ve been holding onto … Continue reading

July 5, 2014
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Tour de Fleece Stage 1

My goal this year is to simply spin every day of the Tour. Aside from my fleeces, I don’t have any large batches of fiber, so I’ll be spinning a whole bunch of different ones. On a good day, I … Continue reading

July 3, 2014
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Working My Way Through

It’s a well-documented fact that my creative interests* wax and wane. It’s not like a manic/depressive cycle; it’s more…single-minded obsession for one craft or skill until the obsession runs its course and I move on to something else.  One month … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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Excitement! Yarn! Knitting! Surgery! Yay?

It’s been an exciting month here chez Bird, and not always in the good way. Dashing had some not-quite-but-almost-emergency surgery last week. He’s recuperating pretty well but I feel kind of like I’ve had all the energy stolen from me. … Continue reading

May 31, 2014
by Jenny
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MA Sheep & Wool 2014 – A winner is me, again!

Warning – pic-heavy post! Memorial Day weekend is usually a good time for me. There are family picnics, it’s the end of the semester at work, and of course, it’s when we have the Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Festival in … Continue reading

March 11, 2014
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Shining Around

Tuesdays are for crafting, y’all, though I don’t have much on the needles.  The Noro flower scarf has gained a few blooms, though I’m still finishing up the first of four sections.  Though I’m starting to wonder if I should … Continue reading

March 4, 2014
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Crafting Update for March 2

Since today is Tuesday, that means it’s craft update day!  Believe it or not, I have actually done a bit of crafting, albeit easy projects that don’t take a lot of brain power.  I finished a garter stitch scarf for … Continue reading

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