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12/26/10

YaHooo!! Christmas is over for another year.  We had a very nice Christmas season this year, just the usual attitude about shopping, don’ t want to do it.  Now we can get down to the winter blahs and cabin fever.  I plan on doing a lot of carding and combing throughout the month of January to get ready for spinning the rest of the year.  Just  bought myself a snowblower with an electric starter, shoulders just aren’t getting any younger.  I can’t pull a recoil rope anymore.

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I have been finishing up some socks, now I can start  the new year with new projects. 

Columbia wool

(Lt)Mystery wool, (Rt)columbia

Scotch mule wool

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I’ve been doing some practice knit weaving on the Empisal Mini Schnell-Stricker knitting machine.  I used some craft ribbon for the weft and single spun alpaca for the warp, the effect was kind of pretty.  I’m not sure I would do a lot of this type of knitting.

Knit weaving on Empisal Mini knitter

Knit Weaving with ribbon

Back side of knitting

I have a video of this knit weaving on You Tube :  www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdKp5miCHiI

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