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Surprise Rug Yarn: Cowhair

Last week I wrote about my day of washing and drying of Borgs rug yarn.  What I didn’t share was that among the other colored (i.e., non-green) skeins were several with labels reading “Wholly produced in Sweden by Klippan’s Yllefabrik … Continue reading

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Another Devotion?

Perhaps “addiction” or “obsession” rather than “devotion” would be more appropriate in this post’s title!  While I planned on filling our new house with hand made rugs, since meeting Una Walker of Wooly Walkers on the first day of at … Continue reading

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Tweed Lopi

I have long loved Lopi yarns.  Lopi yarn is a single ply yarn spun from the dual-coated fleece of the Icelandic sheep (a descendant of the Norwegian Spælsau, which, by the way, provided the yarn used to weave the Viking ship … Continue reading

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One More Week …

… until I can knit or weave again.  <Sigh>  Nonetheless, I’ve been keeping myself busy by baking bread. I have the 7 quart KitchenAid Pro Line Stand Mixer (thank you Thor!), and, thanks to its powerful motor and curly-q dough … Continue reading

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Mormors Klem/Grandma’s Hug

When Thor and I went to my daughter’s house for for Thanksgiving, I brought the two gifts I made for the grandchildren:  a mitered square afghan for Grandson O and a granny square afghan for Granddaughter F.  As I gave … Continue reading

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Mitered Square Afghan

Some months ago I wrote a post on the inspiration knitters and crocheters can get from quilting patterns.   It came on the heels of crocheting an granny square afghan for granddaughter F where I discovered I can no longer crochet.  … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Please tell me that I am not the only woman of a certain age who shudders and pales as she remembers the 1970s women’s fashions utilizing granny squares! Oy vei!   Yet at the time, it was ever so fashionable … Continue reading

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Shetland Sheep – the beginning of a blog series

Originally posted on J&S Blog:
Recently I had the idea to begin a series of blog posts going more into detail about all the ranges of yarns we carry here at J&S.. from Cobweb up to Chunky! Oliver…

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Originally posted on Babycakes Creates:
I love knitting. I love Cary Grant. And this video clip of Cary Grant’s character learning to knit in Mr. Lucky is hilarious. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Originally posted on Larry's Critique:
In Berkshire Hathaway’s most recent annual report, Warren Buffett discusses pensions.  I have extracted pertinent paragraphs and pages relevant to the general discussion of pensions.  For the complete report, see Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 2013…

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