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Sculpting Polymer Clay Buddhas #2

Just Buddha’s Head. In the interest of keeping my self-imposed sculpting lessons simple, I scrunched up a ball of foil and rolled out some clay to cover it for a head. (I learned the hard way not to bake any polymer clay thicker than about 1/4 i…

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Tibetan Temple #3

I rediscovered polymer clay after a 20 year hiatus. Back in the early 90s, I made beads and pins and jewelry items. This time around, I had in mind the tiny lumberyard and all my little itty bitty constructions. For the Zendo, I formed a little plat…

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Pam & Joe’s Afghan, Complete

Making this afghan for my faerie godchildren, Pam & Joe, has been a joy, not to mention the biggest knitting project of my life – on the right. (Just as an aside, I also just finished the smallest knitting project ever, tiny slides (above left) fo…

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Wrist Warmers

I am never without a knitting project. I use short, bamboo needles that fit in my purse. I can knit during a meeting, at the coffee house, even at dinner, if it looks like a long evening. I knit in the car, if I don’t have to drive. This time of yea…

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Afghan Parts

All the parts for the colorful Afghan are finished, with the exception of 12 feet of 3 inch trim. Blocking was challenging, but I took care with the steam iron and didn’t let it rest on the fibers for very long. I mostly hovered above it, afraid to…

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Infinity Scarves

Infinity scarves are so easy to make. Here, I use Sky Ranch Fiber’s hand-dyed fingering weight yarn. Midnight is about 50 inches long, and the green, which the designer, Becky Mann calls Autumn (though I prefer Rusty Garden Ornament) is a bit longer…

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The Afghan continues…

The pillow behind Smooch in this picture inspired the theme of cables for Pam and Joe’s Afghan.

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Alpaca Shearing Day at Caprice Vineyards June 6th

Not only will the boys and girls be getting trimmed up but we will also have food, (yummy BBQ), music, and of course, wine! Throughout the day there will also be live fiber demonstrations of shearing, spinning, carding, and knitting the fiber. Also watch demonstrations on wet felting. Make your own wet felted soaps…yes soap! Watch the fiber from the alpaca turn into a scarf!

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