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Friday, December 6, 2013

It's been a while!

Hello all! I am SO sorry that I have been a bit MIA lately, but boy have I been busy. I've been knitting and crocheting orders and Christmas gifts. Man, is it a workout. I didn't realize how hard it can be to make gifts with a design block and the inablilty to find inspiration in patterns. I did, however, find inspiration in knitting socks. Who woulda thunk LOL. I have made 1 1/2 pairs so far (working on the second sock of the second pair) and I am LURVING IT!!!

I also spent a couple of days entering every contest, sweepstakes and giveaway I could in the hopes of being able to make the family's Christmas a little extra special. (No luck yet) I find that at this time of year, I really want to SPOIL my child (and God knows he doesn't need it) and my SO works so hard for us all year long and I just really want to be able to do something special for them. Things will change in their own time. I've also been adding things to my wishlists too (KnitPicks) and sharing them all over the place. KnitPicks is having a drawing where 3 people can win a $50 gift card toward their wishlist and all you have to do to enter is make a wishlist and share it. You can enter too here.

I'm still spinning and plastering photos of my handspun all over Facebook, Etsy and Ravelry. I have also discovered that Handspun yarn can also be good for bartering. I haven't found that EPIC barter of handspun yarns for a Rigid Heddle Loom yet, but that will come in time too. I have become a bit obsessed with RH weaving. I managed to find an older one (older than I am) and its nice, just get frustrated with warp tension...think I just need some new wing nuts.

I have also decided to dip my toes in the world of SAPGAP (Spin A Pound Get a Pound). My first contract should be here some time next week and I am kind of excited. I decided that it was time to stop being scared and its a great way to add fiber to your stash and to get to spin different types of fibers. I am still a noob at this, but I think my horizons are about to be expanded.

Well I am off for now to go spin my wheels and wiggle my sticks. Have a ball, Happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving and most of all if I don't get back before then....

Happy Holidays

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