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Old 01-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #43
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Hi Shelly and Maggie,
We just got back from a trip to Utah. Managed to get two projects finished when I wasn't driving. Still leaves me with all my other UFO's. Oh well.

Shelly, my shop is called At Loose Ends (it's a state of mind for me ) in Perham, MN or welcome to at loose ends where I am SOLE proprietor and wearer of MANY hats. The fiber business is not high profit. More like a labor of love.

Maggie, spinning is like patting your head, rubbing your belly and tapping your foot all at the same time. If a student plays piano or organ, they seem to have an easier time. But if you don't, take heart. A nationally known instructor, Patzy Z., said it took her a full three weeks to get the technique down. I love the meditative nature of spinning. That's why I ended up teaching myself to knit...I had built up baskets full of lovely yarns that I needed to use in something, and weaving didn't use it up quick enough.

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:36 PM   #44
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Lil, i am impressed, you can knit while riding in a car? I get motion sick and have to give up. Your shop looks cute! I have no coordination so it sounds like i may never try to spin! I have a friend who is a spinner and she is having a knit night, i am hoping to start going this week. Will defiantely stop in if i ever get up that way.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #45
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yes my wife is a "knit wit" too. she always has a project going.
she also weaves. and machine knits too.

her current thing is" yarn bombing".
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #46
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I am a knitter a weaver and a fiber farmer in mn
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #47
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I knit and crochet, but don't have a camper yet...still looking and learning.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #48
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Hi! I'm a knitter but I spin more than I knit and I felt (old style using loose wool that is not knitted) even more than I spin. I occasionally weave. I collect antique spinning wheels and I'm learning to repair them. I'm on Rav, same name as here. Good to meet all you fellow fibery eggers.
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Hi Kaakre ... What kind of fiber are you a farmer of ? I've never had the opportunity to knit with anything other than a variety of sheepy wools . All in good time, eh?

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Hi and Happy Spring, Loyce!

One day I'm going to find a spinner who is nearby to watch and learn from ... OR and VT are a tad far apart, otherwise I'd hover around you for a day or two .

Loose wool felting, eh? To make material that is then made into an object? Tell us more!

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #51
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Making felted vests

Here are picture of a vest making class I taught.

I'm sure there are spinners in Vermont that would love to addict, eh I mean show how to spin. Take a look at Ravelry, it's a large on-line community of knitter's, spinners. there is even a forum for Sisters on the Fly that knit.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #52
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O.M.G. That work is nothing short of stunning. I had no idea.
I'm Maggins on Ravelry, but haven't posted my FOs in quite a while. I'll go take a look for you ... and for Sisters on the fly .
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #53
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I also am a knitter although I'm pretty slow at it, I think. I spin too, but drop spindle. It would be wonderful to have a rally for knitters/needleworkers/crafters some time! Just FYI, the Estes Park, Colorado wool market is June 8 and 9 this year. Not to be missed if you are close.
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Loyce, your vests are just beautiful! Karen (kaakre) & I have a friend who creates vests with fiber as well.
Shirley, Estes Park Wool Market sounds like fun. Someday I'd like to make it there. Maybe when I have a vehicle that could make it through the mountains pulling my Scamp.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #55
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I knit, crochet, sew, quilt with a tad of spinning...but knitting is the thing I always come back to. Love finding new yarn shops when I travel as we don't have one in our town - so Ravelry is my yarn shop in the sky...
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:22 PM   #56
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Yeah for knitters! Beautiful stuff you all have made. I've been at it 6 months and have unraveled 3 times as much as I have knit. But have succeeded in finishing one scarf, two hats and a pair of fingerless mittens. I'm working on a pattern cowl and a fingerling yarn set of fingerless mittens. I do plan to bring the knitting with me while we are hanging out at the campsite. I am the trailer drivers, so there won't be any knitting behind the wheel!
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