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    Chatter Thread - September & October & November 2021

    Hello all, just a couple of days late .. but here is your chatter thread for September and October 2021.

    Talk at your leisure
    Last edited by Spice2s; 11-10-2021, 04:47 PM.
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    #2
    I am so thankful to be feeling better. I still have a lingering cough and will continue to quarantine til next week (when I have surgery on the 14th). I'm told I am no longer contagious but I would rather not chance it. I would hate to think I spread this nasty stuff.

    The other day I did try spinning for just a few minutes....and I could spin!! My movements are limited, but I'm very hopeful. I have not tried knitting yet.

    So what are you all up to? Any exciting fall projects...Christmas projects? I am considering a spinning class online.

    I wanted to say thank you again for the great Spin de Fleece prizes and allowing me to participate.

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    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      I signed up for an online weaving class that has me weaving overshot. I'm very excited about it - so far, 4 little 9-inch square mats and lots of good practice. I can't wait to try some fall colors but won't be near a shop for another week or so. What is the general topic of your spinning class? That sounds fun too. Glad you are able to spin a bit - it is so absorbing. I'm thinking of how I can spin some yarn for an overshot weaving - will need it to be lace or fingering weight and so far I'm inconsistent at that grist. But it's nice to have a goal. I also want to weave some candy cane towels for Christmas gifts.

    • KikiKnits
      KikiKnits commented
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      It is a spinning class, "Back to Basics". I never know how much detail I should post. I thought since I will be starting over (in one sense) that this may be a good time for it. you can zoom or wait til a more convenient time and watch the video.

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      So happy you're on the mend and are able to actually spin some! I think we fiber crafters are the world's worst when we can't do something with our hands! Keep us posted on your surgery progress. Sounds like a good time to take lots of online classes; by the time you're healed up, you'll be an expert!

    #3
    Well, I am trying to spin for almost the first time since SDF and I can't find my orifice hook! It drives me crazy when I lose things, but really? It is always hanging from my wheel, and the wheel hasn't really moved since I last did some spinning. Well, maybe I did spin the last time down at my little cottage and it got kicked under the couch! That's the only thing I can think of. Or perhaps I tossed it into a knitting bag that I haven't looked in for a couple of months??? The saga continues.....

    I found it! Go figure.
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    The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      Very pretty yarn in that hat!

    • PurlgirlButtons
      PurlgirlButtons commented
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      That was a prize from @Char?? I think. It is MollyGirl Yarns-Rockstar in the Teenage Dream colorway!

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      Nice!

    #4
    We're heading into harvest here on the farm, which means mostly being available to feed the guys dinner 2 or 3 nights a week. (I share the load with 2 SILs). So I'm hoping to get back into some serious weaving. I have towel orders that I haven't touched in over a month but need to get done for Christmas orders! I'm also knitting a Shetland half-hap from the wool I spun during the last 2 SdF. I'm excited to get it done. Probably my biggest project so far, since some of it was a fleece I purchased and processed all the way.

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      #5
      Just received the fiber I acquired with the gift card from Carlota , I so highly recommend Greenwood Fiberarts. This is a sock yarn base Superwash BFL/nylon. Click image for larger version

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      The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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      • Carlota
        Carlota commented
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        Oooh, beautiful colors! Great choice!

      • rkennell
        rkennell commented
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        Oh, that looks amazing!!! I think I better go check it out!!

      #6
      I hope I'm posting in the right place. I hope this time when I say I'm doing better that I don't slide back into the abyss. I've been back for another X-Ray and he plans to do an elbow replacement in two weeks. I'm so sorry if I've already said this. I have swelling in my fingers, hand and wrist now. I hope it doesn't interfere with the surgery. I am still not myself...I'm very tired and cannot always think clearly. But no fever or other covid symptoms. I'm still not up to trying to knit, but I have tried spinning a couple of times. I'm not online much for now. Thank you again for all the prayers.
      ​​​

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      • Carlota
        Carlota commented
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        You've certainly been through a lot. Prayers and cheers for you to hang in there.

      • Spice2s
        Spice2s commented
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        Praying you get the rest you need and that the elbow replacement goes smoothly ....

      • KikiKnits
        KikiKnits commented
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        Thanks, Carlotta and Spice2. I feel like this has been going on for years now, lol.

      #7
      Hi all,

      I wanted to let you know that over at Fiberkind Wizarding School we are working on a Christmas gift exchange activity. Right now, we are gauging participation interest, and also which activity people are interested in. You do not need to be a FWS student to participate! Please come on over to the school and vote!
      (The link will take you to the Harry Potter Group on Fiberkind.)
      Visit my Blog: http://tmskquilt.blogspot.com

      Oh SNAP ✨ we're DUELLING 🤺 atFiberkind Wizarding School!
      Let's SPEW.

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        #8
        I actually finished some spinning last weekend! And it reminded me about how important it is to take notes...not even good notes, but any notes at all!!! Seems I may have thought I'd remember after all of that spinning I did (way before SDF 2021.) Anyway, I think it worked out ok, I just wished I had been more organized. This is Stroll Sock base, which I dyed for the Less is More cardigan's edging.
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        The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time. -SpongeBob SquarePants

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        • DJM
          DJM commented
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          Love the color. I'm with you on the notes. I have a few WIP's from a few years ago,I can't remember what yarn I'm using or what pattern, UGH. I'm trying to get better (good luck with that).

        #9
        I got through my surgery, finally! I am back in a splint until the stitches come out November 8. Then I will try more knitting and spinning....I feel like I've been exiled to a faraway land, but I'll be home soon!

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        • Spice2s
          Spice2s commented
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          So glad you are progressing Count down the days until you can try more knitting and spinning .. but in the mean time, you can fondle the yarn and fiber

        • Char
          Char commented
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          I am so glad! Don’t over do, but I look forward to having you back.

        • KikiKnits
          KikiKnits commented
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          Thank you all. I am less tired than I was and that is really good. I plan to start exercising soon....I know I have been putting it off but I need to get going.

        #10
        Hello all,

        I wanted to let my spinning friends know that the Fiberkind Wizarding School group (Harry Potter group) is holding a Christmas Gift Exchange. If you are so inclined, we would love to have you join us!

        You will find more information here.

        Have a good one!

        Visit my Blog: http://tmskquilt.blogspot.com

        Oh SNAP ✨ we're DUELLING 🤺 atFiberkind Wizarding School!
        Let's SPEW.

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          #11
          Is there a November thread? I worked spinning my silk for 10 minutes this morning and then discovered that part of the sliding hook is broken off. How did that happen?!? Lol. I may try some knitting in a few minutes. I start therapy tomorrow.

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          • Spice2s
            Spice2s commented
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            I think we'll just use this one.. maybe start a new one for December since November is 1/2 over
            glad you were able to do a little spinning and knitting is great too !

          #12
          Spinning wasn't bad, but knitting didn't work as well. I don't have much control with the knitting. Hopefully that will change.

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            #13
            Click image for larger version  Name:	Resized_IMG_20211122_131247_858.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	112.0 KB ID:	118250Click image for larger version  Name:	Resized_IMG_20211122_131247_939.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	113.6 KB ID:	118251 Part of my therapy....knitting is going better, I may try starting a π shawl and see how it goes.

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            • Spice2s
              Spice2s commented
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              Such a great photo (both of them really). What is the white thing on the baby's arm? Love the crunched up expression.. and the cowboy looking at the baby is so precious!

            • KikiKnits
              KikiKnits commented
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              Thank you!
              When he was first born they thought he had a blood sugar problem. I don't know if that was to keep a needle ( what do they call it ) in his arm so they could draw blood when needed.

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            • DJM
              DJM commented
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              The colors are so pretty!

            • Sommerfugl
              Sommerfugl commented
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              This is beautiful!

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