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Posts from ‘February, 2015’

Lovely things

Indoor springtime! I decided I wanted to start seeds successfully this year, and after investigating all the options, I decided to purchase the fancy shelf unit from Gardener’s Supply. I went kind of crazy ordering seeds during a snowstorm (there’s no way I can fit seven kinds of heirloom tomatoes into my three raised beds, […]

Sale!

Interweave has a bunch of stuff on sale for President’s Day, including the Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory at $5. I’ve had an e-copy for a while (weaving patterns on the iPad; very convenient), but jumped at the chance to complement it with a physical copy. I bought two; one will show up in the FFF […]

Sticks and string

In the distant future: I just submitted four class proposals for the PA Fiber ArtsFest in September. I taught at the first one two years ago, and was on the schedule for last year but had to cancel for health reasons. I hope they let me come back; I haven’t been teaching nearly enough. Proposal […]

String books!

This has been languishing in my to-post pile, but that’s unhelpful, because you all NEED TO KNOW (no, really) that many of Penelope Walton Roger’s books on Viking, Anglo-Viking and Anglo-Saxon textiles are available free online, including the one that is so hard to find that even I din’t have a copy. Go forth and […]

Yarnbombing and manuscripts

I have an enormous backlog of links and neat things, but wanted to get a couple of them out quickly. The knitting group I’ve been a member of for some years has been engaged in a charity yarn-bombing project, and this has been noticed. Fun! I’m taking a free online course thru Stanford University called […]