From Knit Bits

Island Fibers on Lopez Island

I realized when I wrote my post on spinning that I never got around to telling you the reason we went to Lopez Island a few weeks ago.  We went because I needed to buy more fleece for spinning and the closest place to do that is Island Fibers on Lopez Island.  I could order …

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Learning to Spin in Five Easy Lessons

I have been interested in spinning for a while.  I started using a drop spindle early last year and got pretty good at it, but it is soooooooo slow.  Good for demonstrations but not so much for creating a quantity of yarn.  Here at San Juan Island Historical Park we have a spinning wheel from …

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Knitted Christmas Gifts Revealed

Now that Christmas is over, I can show you what I worked on the last few months.  When last I posted about my knitting, I had just started a prayer shawl.  That prayer shawl was finished soon after we left Grand Portage.  I sent it on to Wedgewood to be included with the prayer shawl …

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French Press Felted Slippers

My absolute favorite present to knit and give to women is French Press Felted Slippers.  I’ve lost track over the years of how many pairs of these slippers I have made.  The first pair I made for me finally wore out and I am now on my second pair.  I have been making these slippers …

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That Little Red House

Before I leave Minnesota behind in my blog posts, I had to include one last favorite place. That Little Red House is a yarn shop in Grand Marais and is my favorite current yarn shop.  (My favorite used to be My Sister’s Yarn Shop in Green, Ohio, but it closed in June.)  It was really …

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