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Colorwheel

One of my long–standing to-do items is to do a bunch of dye samples on wool and silk so I have a reference for color mixing, color intensity, and for the behavior of different dyes on the two substrates. Some of the dye mixtures tend to break into their component parts, and more on silk […]

Summer!

Happy Independence Day for those of you who are in the US. And for the rest of you, at least it’s Saturday, right? I had Friday off, and have been trying to catch up on the many things that were neglected while I was out of town: lawn, work, things with deadlines, things past their […]

Minnesota adventures

I’m having a bit of trouble with the photo card reader. Nothing that will result in losing precious images, but enough to make blogging annoying. I did get a few though, enough to give you all a feel for my brief vacation. Friends. The Famous Exploding Knife, annotated edition. My new buddy, Cabal the Wonder […]

Popping in

Er, hi. I’ve been on a Grand Tour of lower Michigan, and not blogging. (You may have noticed.) View Larger Map I have lots of photos from all around the state, and tales to go with them. A few from Grand Rapids are here, but you’ll have to wait for the rest, and for the […]

Events local to everyone

I forgot one! World Wide Knit in Public Day is this Saturday! There’s a State College meet-up in Central Parklet, hosted by the Centre Knitters Guild. It’s also quite likely that there is a meet-up somewhere near you, where ever you might happen to be. I won’t be there, alas: I’m running an SCA fiber […]

Weaving and wool

Feeling left out because Ravelry is for knitters (even though there are weavers there – the first thing I did was set up a tablet weaving forum)? Not interested in recording your needle sizes? Try Weavolution. Looms, drafts, sett, but also the old standbys of projects and forums. Give it a whirl – I’d love […]

Growing

This time of year, everything grows on it’s own, and I can’t even keep up with it. I have an entire pot full of volunteer wild pansies. The pea plants are doing quite well, despite the tiny patch (and lack of stakes). Balance requires some shrinkage elsewhere, don’t you think?

State College events

A few things for those in the area: Penn State Libraries’ craft sale to benefit United Way The University Libraries United Way Committee will hold a craft sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. The sale will feature knit and crochet items, plants, fabric, […]

Friday photos

I’ve been taking lots of photos, spring flowers especially. Those photos have been sitting idle on my camera’s memory card, twiddling their thumbs, just waiting for their turn. Impatiently. Even this one, the most graceful and loveliest poison ivy plant I’ve ever seen. (Not mine; it was spotted in a local park.) And healthy too: […]

When ducks attack

The babies have gotten big. They aren’t able to fly yet, and are still all fuzzy and cute. Nick and I ate dinner outside on campus, and were immediate beset on all sides by ravenous and horribly spoiled ducks. And I do mean beset. And all sides. They snuck up from behind, one ran across […]