A Day in My Barn Studio

  Two Christmas knitting projects sit in the basket on the table in front of me. One is 3/4 finished, the other 3/4 unfinished. Both for my college kids who keep looking longingly at my knitting needles in hopes that I will finish their gifts in time for them to take them back to college. So, I have no business … Read More

My Gotland Wool Shawl – Knit While Visiting Gotland Island

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Knitting soothes the souls and clears the mind, bringing a sense of calmness and peacefulness. I crave knitting time, as I find it relaxing and soothing. When I set off on vacation to Europe, 3 weeks ago, I took knitting needles and yarn with me. About a week into our stay in Germany, I took a day off from touring … Read More

Knitting Tools From Germany

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I have been in Germany for one week now. Sometimes I forget that I am more than 3000 miles away from my hillside farm in Vermont. In many ways, Mainz feels like any other city, with shoppers bustling, families on outings, and cafes inviting people to stop and relax. From time to time, when I hear people speaking around me, … Read More

Felting with Gotland Curls

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Our dear friend and felt artist, Jenny Hill, visited with us for a couple of days after attending the Felter’s Fling.  Jenny came to our farm three years ago as an intern, to learn as much as she could about homesteading and living off the land, and she left a fiber artist, specializing in felting. With one 2 hour session … Read More

Knitting Lace Shawls-Tricks of the Trade

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I once had a musician tell me the key to singing barbershop harmony was minding your own business, staying focused on your own voice, and not getting confused by all the other voices around you. I find this bit of advice holds true to knitting lace. While knitting the Hermaness Hat for Karen Templer’s hatalong, I did as much unknitting … Read More

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