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It seems like I have a lot of irons in the fire right now. What with helping to organize a knitting retreat, trying to set my fall (knitting) class schedule, readying a pattern for publication, and finishing a couple of sweaters for students, I’m booked pretty solid. Of course, I’ve admitted to you folks before that I’m not at all monogamous when it comes to my fiber adventures, and things just seem to get worse in that department when I’m under pressure. So here’s a little somethin’-somethin’ that I cooked up over the last couple weeks:


Three years ago I acquired a used spinning wheel. I took a lesson soon afterward, but I don’t think I was really ready to let spinning become a part of my life, as I let my new-found skills languish. Then, all of a sudden, a few weeks ago I got my wheel out, cleaned her up, dusted the cobwebs from my brain, and started spinning. And I love it! I’m still squarely in the fledgling stages, but I’m having a ton of fun with it. I consider the wool in the picture to be my first true spinning project. It’s ~2oz. of Mountain Colors Targhee in Lupine. I still have to spin the other half of the batch, and I’m so looking forward to it!