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Vinalhaven Memories

A week ago, I was just settling back into the real world after 4 glorious days away with 4 of my fiber buddies. We took a little fibery vacation to Vinalhaven, a beautiful island off the Maine coast and just over an hour’s ride on the ferry.

We were goofing around before we even got off the ferry! The weather was breezy and far cooler        [….read more]

Fiber CSA Send Off…YAY!!

In the last week, the studio has been taken over by boxes of fiber arriving from the mill. I’m not complaining — anything fiber is a good thing! It’s been fun weighing the roving and packing it into bags for our shareholders. The yarn shares took far less time to label and pack but were equally as fun to do. All I can say is        [….read more]

Fleeces!

So the past couple of days haven’t been the best weather-wise… grey, drizzily, raw and just generally pretty miserable. I think this qualifies as one of those 2 steps forward, 1 step back moments. While I’ve had to abandon the idea of playing outside, I’ve been a busy bee in the barn. I’ve been working on batching fleeces to go to the mill and I’m        [….read more]

White Christmas…let’s not overdo it!

This is the first day of winter and already we’ve had more than enough snow. It can stop now! It’ll be nice to have a white Christmas but we don’t need 3 feet to make everything white! It seems like so much of our time is spent moving snow around these days that neither of us is being very productive in the tool or fiber        [….read more]

Losing Lauri (to the PC)

Today was my last haircut with Lauri B. She’s closing her shop and joining the Peace Corps. It’s wonderful that she can do this, but I’m missing her already. It’s going to be interesting trying to find another person who can deal with my locks the way she has for so many years. But maybe change will be good… Hopefully, I’ll find someone in Portland        [….read more]