Cutting a Rug

The pattern Hardly a pattern: Knit 30 — do 8 rows, then switch colors. I Need a Rug I recently became an expat in the UK — which means a whole lot of rediscovering things which used to be simple: how does a plug work? why does no one own a dryer? is this why we learned metric…

Crazy as a Loom

  Spinners and weavers talk about getting into a meditative flow and the zen-like calm of doing craft. For me, it is more like a video game — a lot of stops, starts, and the occasional rage quit. (How do you reboot a loom?!?) After getting my mom’s spinning wheel working, I got some crazy…

Spinning Wheel, Come Home!

This spinning wheel has been sitting at my aunt’s house for many years as decoration. Turns out, it is older than the 1870’s. We know this because, that was the year my great great grandmother carried it out west in her covered wagon for homesteading. My aunt had decided to clean out her house and wanted to…

UPF Attack!

As the holidays approach, everyone I know is frantic with work, family, and avoiding the economic fall out of the Bush Administration. Being the aspbergers that I am, I am obessing over a series of UFPs (UnFinished Projects). They haunt me at night, alone the way UFOs haunted Maulder. And like him, I WANT TO…