Category Archives: Handspinning

Tour de Fleece 2020

Even though the Tour de France isn’t for a few months yet, the spinning community has started our Tour de Fleece at the usual Tour de France time. I’ve begun spinning a silk/merino fiber. I’ve never spun pure silk before … Continue reading

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May Quarantine Photos, Chapter Two

Wow, May’s almost pau. I better hurry up with the photos! The Western Tanager and his mate are back! They love the suet we put out. I know the photo’s blurry, but they wouldn’t hold still! So beautiful!

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Talking Story Again

It was another beautiful day in the neighborhood; Nolemana and I walked outside again. I heard Hummingbirds, Nuthatches, Mourning Doves, Robins, and Dark-Eyed Juncos. Like others I’ve talked to, staying home like this I lose track of days. I don’t … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece 2019

I wasn’t able to spin as much as I’d hoped to, but I did get some stuff done during this year’s TdF… my spinning challenge Numbah One was to finish spinning the red/yellow/pink braid and to work on continuing to … Continue reading

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Spinnin’ Away…But Not In Margaritaville

I’m so happy I can finally spin again! I still can’t do it for hours and hours, but it’s good PT for my knees and it brings me such joy to be able to be at my wheels again. I … Continue reading

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Da Kine Numbah 7

Many days passed… …and here I am again, four months post-op +/-.  And really doing quite well, all things considered. I’m driving again. Poor Nolemana had to be my chauffeur for weeks and weeks, and now he can focus on … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Time Post – Tour de Fleece

Oh, I have the best of best intentions to write posts. And then life happens. I got bogged down during Tour de Fleece, so I’m gonna start up again with all dem photos. At da coffee shop. Me spinning, and … Continue reading

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Sad News and Finding Spinning Solace

Yesterday I got some bad news, that my dear friend Carol, who’s been battling cancer since 2005, now had a metastasized tumor in her brain. I was stunned, upset, and very teary and emotional. I’d been spinning some mixed fiber, … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece, Chapter Chree

I’ve been so busy spinning and photographing and posting my progress to Ravelry, that my poor bloggie gets left in the dust! So here’s more photos of what I’ve been doing.  I finished spinning Beargrass from Raven Ridge Fiber Arts … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece, Chapter 2

Okay, this is what’s happened so far. Yesterday, Day 2, I finished spinning half of one braid and started on another. Kalakoa was helping by modeling my first bobbin. I saw one almost ripe blackberry in our driveway, too. Day … Continue reading

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