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silent night. holy night.

Advent and the month of December tend to be a time of quiet reflection for me. I like to look back on the year that is ending and dream about the year that is just about to begin. The days are dark, evenings come quickly and mornings are melancholy. Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament (one day… Continue reading silent night. holy night.

handspun · spinning

Dorset, woollen style.

As I continue on my journey towards becoming a more experienced spinner, I am learning about new-to-me sheep breeds and technical aspects of spinning. Dorset was the September 2014 Spunky Eclectic Fibre Club, a short-stapled but resilient down wool. Dorset’s staple length is generally 2-3 1/2 inches with a spiral crimp. I had read a… Continue reading Dorset, woollen style.

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WIPs Wednesday.

This is actually WIPs Thursday since it is … well, Thursday. “One of those days” turned into One of Those Weeks. For whatever reason, J has been up super early and not napping. By about 4pm, he is a total write off! I feel badly for the little dude and I can see that we… Continue reading WIPs Wednesday.