Author Archives: Jan

A brag on my boy-man-child

OK, so I hope you understand. I can’t resist the opportunity to brag a bit on my boy-man-child. You see, he just started college this fall. That’s not what I’m bragging about, (though we’re mighty proud of how he’s doing). What I’m bragging about is that he had one of his photograph’s accepted into a [...]
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Can't say I didn't warn you

So it turns out that a dog + goose poop = a nasty smelling green dog in need of several baths. I feel a responsibility to tell you that.
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College, Alaska & The New Job

During the past three weeks, I have: 1. Watched our son move away to college. With three weeks of perspective, I can tell you that we are all adjusting & he seems quite happy. It’s good to know we’ve done our job to this point and he is adapting well on his own. 2. Both [...]
Posted in Alaska, Glacier, kayak, spinning | 2 Comments

The Black Hole of Digital Photos

I was looking through some of my digital photos today, searching for a particular photo. No, I didn’t find it, but thanks for asking……. Instead I came across these photos from Guanujuato Mexico that I took last fall when I was visiting our daughter. She spent a semester there. I spent a long weekend. It [...]
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Does Size Really Matter?

My intent was to make myself a largish knitting bag. I followed the pattern instructions completely. Well, except for doubling the yarn as I knit it and using size 15 needles instead of size 11. Oh, and using a completely different yarn than the pattern calls for. Other than that, honestly, I followed the instructions [...]
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Swimming With Turtles

Just for fun – life’s not always all about the fiber – - take a deep breath and enjoy! ETA: yes, that is me in the video.
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Wool Combs

Two days ago I became slightly obsessed with learning about wool combs. Yesterday I borrowed a set of English combs from a fiber friend. I washed up a small quantity of Blue Faced Leicester fiber. Note: click photos to see more detail. I put it on one of the combs, which is clamped down to [...]
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Learning New Things

I love to learn or experience new things. New processes, new projects, new challenges, new ways of looking at things. In addition to striving to be a better spinner, today I learned how to create a photo collage. This was my first attempt at spinning yarn to knit myself some socks. I think the yarn [...]
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One of the Joys

One of the joys of having kids old enough to live away from home, is that we get to go visit them at their place! Yesterday we went to visit our daughter, help her with some things around her apartment, take her to lunch, all fun stuff. Here was the scene as our newly rescued [...]
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Lemon Lime

Fresh off the spinning wheel: Green in all it’s forms has long been a favorite color of mine. Seeing this yarn drying while it hung from a tree in the backyard made it really obvious to me why these batts came home with me earlier this year. Fresh springy greens are fabulous! I’ve been trying [...]
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