Fall Updates and Announcements

Published November 21, 2021

Hello friends! Oh, my, goodness. It's been waaaaay too long. After starting my full-time job, it has been very difficult and challenging to find the time to keep the website in tip-top shape. The beauty of being away for a while is that there are plenty more stories to catch up on. Let's do a brief recap.

New acquisitions

I've had some new acquisitions in the past few months. The noteworthy ones being my new Electric Eel Wheel 6.0 and it's working beautifully. I can say that it spins much better than my Nano but then again, I'm surprised that my Nano survived 7 months of non stop spinning. There's considerably less knots and more even spinning.

My yardage counter conked out again... and while it looks beautifully made, some things just cannot be fixed or explained. So I purchased a new digital yardage counter from the Woolery. It's somewhat better than its predecessor. Resetting has proven difficult, but it is doing its job. It measures in feet and meters I think so I'll be doing some extra calculating to make sure it's written in yards.

I've also purchased a second hand Ashford 10" SampleIt Loom from a lovely lady in Roseburg, OR. My looms are too big for the house that we're currently renting. The lovely table I've been using for warping was something we couldn't bring with us to Oregon. And purchasing finer dents for bigger looms was more expensive than the second hand loom that I bought. I've tested it out using fingering weight wool and am testing out the cotton-linen yarn I bought last year. So far, so good.

As a bit of self care, I've been working on some old projects that I haven't touched in a while and finished a few garments for Gale. I'm very happy that Gale is more willing to wear the stuff I've knitted and crocheted for him this winter. He's growing up so fast that I need to knit one size bigger all the time.