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Charity Drive: Pounds of Handmade Love for Pounds of Love Yarn

March 27, 2015

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Just a reminder about where we will be tomorrow… We will be running the charity donation table for the first ever Hampton Roads Birth Expo, which will be at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center in Newport News, VA from 10AM to 4PM. This conference has many 30-60 minute informative sessions that are targeted to […]

Unwinding History’s Textiles

May 20, 2014

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Before starting the History Unwound Retreat (which is scheduled for March 13-15, 2015 by the way), I have always been fascinated by period fashions. Whether it be 12th century Japanese robes, 20th century fisherman sweaters, and ancient Viking dress, I am intrigued by not only the “what” but also the “why” such items were worn. […]

Whom I Follow and Why

March 2, 2014

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I have been badly negligent on my blog, but for good reasons that I cannot spill at this time. Well I can discuss some of them, but they are very much work-related. Here is a certain big one: the turtle-neck pullover Whiting is just one of over two dozen designs by Rowan Yarns that are […]

Staying Sane While Wrangling Nests

February 2, 2014

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Lately I have been busy, but then again, aren’t all of us? There are a number of work projects on my plate that I cannot discuss at the moment, yet here are a few things that I can share: 1. The ganache from the Madhuja‘s recipe Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles on Food52 which I use to […]

Tasting Rowan Yarn’s Latest Treats

January 28, 2014

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I know that I mentioned a little something I had been planning for a long while: hosting a yarn tasting party in my home. “Yarn tasting?” People eat yarn? hehe… No, not quite. A yarn tasting is when a knitter or crocheter can sample a yarn before buying it. Think of it as a test […]

SomeBunnies Spoiled the Bunnies and Me

January 25, 2014

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**Adapted from my post in Ravelry’s Bunny Rabbit Lovers group.** I’m absolutely thrilled to be showing Heather‘s package that BFF picked up on Thursday at the PO Box. (It turned out when we checked on Wednesday, they did not put the package in our box, hrmph…) So here I am with SlytherBun in my office […]