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The Man Hat

First off the needles from my own stash of From Drought is a basic hat for Captain Daddio. I always forget how quickly a hat can knit up – so fast that one can knit it up, block it, find it’s 17 sizes too big, hide it before the Mister comes home, frog it, and reknit it in a handful
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Free Shipping Today

Today’s the Postal Last Hurrah before Christmas.  If you’ve had your eye on something in particular, today’s the day to pull the trigger. Enjoy free shipping on all orders placed today! (Offer applies to continental US; if you’re outside that area, enjoy a 50% discount on standard shipping.  Use this code: wearetheworld ) Maybe Murmur has been whispering to you.
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Yarn Heavy

My last semester of college was spent near Florence, Italy in a study abroad program offering a steady diet of art history.  We regularly ventured into the city to spend hours within the chilly confines of chapels more ancient than I could comprehend.  I met Michelangelo there and read, for one of my courses, some of his homoerotic poetry. I
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This is Wool. for the Handspinner

Finally some offerings for Handspinners! Murmur is the result of a test round with a small woolen mill in the midwest.  I sent in a couple of fleeces and got back in return this lovely roving, which I dyed with the faintest of color.  Murmur is available in 4 oz balls of roving and is ready to be spun into
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Introducing From Drought, the latest harvests of This is Wool.

With no further ado, I’d like to formally introduce you to From Drought. On Ravelry: here.

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Roll the Video: From Drought

It is so exciting to share with you this video for From Drought, the second edition of This is Wool. yarn, going live in the FGA shop later Friday, October 4.  What time?  As soon as I can pull the code out of my magic hat.  I have a lot of pages to build and some repairs to make to
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The Squam Art Fair was a stunning lesson in abundance.

Join me for the official launch of This is Wool. + From Drought next Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. I started preparing for the Saturday night Squam Art Fair before my official registration hit Elizabeth’s desk in July.  It would be the debut, I decided early on, of the next harvest of This is Wool., the limited edition finewool yarn I
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It’s a flurry of packing today.

The yarn is tucking itself into a giant suitcase, my spinning wheel is a constant whir of activity as I try to spin up the last of First Harvest and my carry-on liquids have been sequestered to a quart size clear bag.  I’m nearly out the door, headed for Squam. It’s been awhile since I traveled by plane, so a
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Slippery, Elusive Color

I have some experience coaxing an ombre of color out of a small range of dyes; the first and last things to flood my field of vision before/after sleep are the glorious curtains I made in the likeness of an Anthropologie shower curtain I happened to glimpse in the catalog one fortuitous evening. Yes, I know ombre, love it.  And
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I have once again summoned the rainbow.

My yarn has come home from the mill.  The second and third harvests of wool from my flock have been transformed into bundles of yarn, thick and thin, and sit patiently awaiting their turn at the dyepot.  In what colors shall they emerge?  Such a weighty question, one to be handled mindfully and with great joy. So I carefully built
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