Category Archives: Daily Trivia

Once more into the fray, dear friends . . .

It’s Spring.  Believe it or not, and ready or not.  It’s been a wild ride of a winter, and the oddest winter we’ve seen that I can recall.  We haven’t had a proper snow since well before Christmas, and then … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s blowing like crazy outside, but we have a couple of hours before we have to be at the in-laws for Christmas dinner.  It’s the perfect weather to be inside, enjoying the quiet, knitting or spinning or doing something totally … Continue reading

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Åpent brev til NSG og raselagene

The topic of Norwegian wool is not a new one, and indeed has been increasingly under discussion in the spinning community here in Norway.  Part of the problem is that Norwegian sheep farmers don’t know that they have a tremendous … Continue reading

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Finishing things!

You know, so much of what we do these days seems to be things that simply never end.  In teaching, you go from one class to the next and one assignment to the next, one student to the next, and … Continue reading

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Whoops

The season’s first snow. I think it’s time for the lawn furniture to come inside.

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Scurf

Ok, troops, let’s talk about scurf.  That’s a nasty word in the fiber world, but there’s a lot of confusion about it and I’ll be honest and say that some of that confusion is making me a little nuts. Scurf … Continue reading

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Shades of grades

I’ve had a major bout of spinning over the past couple of months, but there’s been a little knitting as well.  During the vacation, I managed to finish the cowl and I started the next airplane knitting—and that’s the thing … Continue reading

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Updates

I just realized that I hadn’t added the Spinning 2013 page or updated the Knitting 2013 page. That deed is now done. The vacation contributed a few yarns and a bit of knitting. It’s amazing what you can get done … Continue reading

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Lemmings and sunshine

Norwegians are funny folks. Assuming the weather is above freezing, you’ll find them outside at the first hint of sunshine. In the summer, they migrate like lemmings to the nearest warm and sunny places, and in a less modern world, … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece summary

If you’ve been around spinners, you know about Tour de Fleece.  If you haven’t, well, you might think it’s a bit odd, but it’s something spinners look forward to every year. Tour de Fleece runs with Tour de France.  Literally, … Continue reading

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