Life after Work

Kneesocks are done!

I am really happy about how they turned out although I knitted, frogged, and re-knitted both socks several times over until I got it right. One bummer is that this yarn is scratchy on my calves. Hopefully I’ll get used to it. In regards to instructions, I used the magic cast-on for the toe and […]

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New Years Weekend

I celebrated New Years Eve with my very own tradition – I called my mother in Frankfurt about 5 minutes before their midnight – then she opened the windows just in time for me to hear the people on her street go crazy with firecrackers and rockets while clicking through Frankfurt webcams to find fireworks […]

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Christmas Weekend

This was a long weekend… and a great one. We went to the movies to see Princess and the Frog on Christmas Eve which was really nice. On Christmas Day we had lunch with Elizabeth and Alfred from Little Rangoon at Totties 2 and on Saturday night we dined (and enjoyed dessert at Cheesecake Factory) […]

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Guild Meeting Weekend

On Saturday I finally managed to attend a meeting of the Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild and joined. I had a great time because it was the guild’s annual fundraiser meeting which means that there is an auction of gift baskets compiled by guild members. Vice President Susan Clarke did most of the auctioneering and […]

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Thanksgiving Weekend

John and I stayed home for the long weekend for the first time in quite some time, instead of heading to the Oregon Coast and its yurts. While that felt a little strange we also had our fun with the mini vacations to the East Coast and the Florida Keys and I was looking forward […]

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I won! Almost!

Friday night John and I drove to Tucson because I was going to attend a spinning class and spend some time (and money, ha!) at the Southwest Fiber Festival in Amado. Like last year I was going to stay over the weekend with Elaine (former president of the AZ Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds) who also taught my class. John […]

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Photo bag is ready!

Just in time for our vacation I finished the baggie for my camera (a Canon power shot SD1100). It is a miniature version of Percy on I spun this yarn on my friend Sandy’s wheel when I spent a weekend in Prescott recently. The batt was a “Batt out of Hell” which I had received in my […]

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Meet the Cotswolds

I found out recently that there is a farm with Cotswold sheep not to far away from us, in Wilhoit (outside of Prescott) . John tried to surprise me by ordering some fiber for me, however since I hadn’t specified “washed” or “unwashed” he decided to change plans and arranged a visit to High Castle […]

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Card, card, card

That huge sack of churro fleece had been staring at me for quite some time so I decided to finally get serious about turning it into some yarn. I carded for hours and only got about half of the big fleece turned into batts and those have to go through a few more times, too. This is […]

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Grand day out

We finally managed to drag ourselves out of bed early enough for a day trip. Our path led us first to Superior and Winkelman, a road we used to drive relatively often years ago, for its beauty as well as Maria’s Tortillas that we discovered for sale in the Winkelman general store. This time we […]

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