Good morning and happy Saturday!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the tenth Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat. I missed the first two in 2008 and 2009, so it was my eighth spring retreat. Being the tenth year, it was a bit more of a special event than it usually is for all of the guys who attend, including myself. There was a full 44 guys attending the retreat this year, with a good mix of retreat veterans, first timers, and even a couple of guys who are new to knitting.
Continue reading “Ten Years of the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat”
Good morning and happy Saturday! Is anyone going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend? This is one of the larger fiber festivals of the year and one that I have always wanted to attend, but the timing of it never seems to work for me. One of these years I will make it.
Continue reading “Sometimes it’s a bedroom, too”
I was recently contacted by a friend of a friend. She had just received her grandmother’s spinning wheel, which was packed up (quite well) and sent to her by her aunt. She had no idea how to put it back together, and when she told our mutual friend about it, our mutual friend said she knew a guy.
Continue reading “A beautiful old puzzle”
I saw this video this morning on Facebook. Definitely a lot of work to make all those “stones” but the end result looks amazing!
Doing anything fun this weekend?
This weekend is the 25th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour! You can visit great local farms that raise, sheep, alpacas, llamas, angora goats, and angora rabbits, learn more about the animals and how they are raised, see shearing demonstrations, spinning and weaving demonstrations, and treat yourself to some yarn or fiber (or even a finished garment or blanket) made from locally raised animals. Continue reading “Washington County Fiber Tour This Weekend”
Good morning, and happy Saturday again. I have had the last week off from work to do a much needed bathroom remodel project. My skills in that area are limited, so I was the assistant on the project, and much of the big work was done by our very talented contractor friend. As with any remodel project, it started with demo/removal of all the old stuff in the bathroom that was getting replaced. That part was my job, and at the beginning of this week, I began tearing up the layer upon layer of floor put down by previous owners to expose the original subfloor. Demo is probably the hardest part of any remodel project, but it felt really good to get it done. Continue reading “My hands are craving some softer work”
Good morning and happy Saturday! I mentioned on the About page what some of my reasons are for the creation of this site, and that I would have more to say about the end of my relationship with the Times Union. Here it is. Continue reading “Goodbye, Times Union”