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Episode 103 – And now for something completely different…

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Announcements:

  • Visit the 400 member thread and answer the prompt for a chance to win….something!
  • Visit the Twisted Fiber studio thread and answer the prompt for a chance to win some fiber! I could work out spinning it for you if you don’t spin.  If you are not on Ravelry, please enter by emailing me!
  • Thanks for making my auction a success!

FO:

WIP:

Spinning:

Acquisitions:

  • cool bag from my Mama from The Nature Conservancy

Questions!!!

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Episode 102 – You know you’re a fiber addict when…

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Spinning:

This Week from Pinterest:

  1. 1 pound ground turkey instead of 1.5 lb ground beef
  2. Added a couple teaspoons beef soup base and seasoning after brown and before adding beer
  3. Onion powder instead of onions
  4. Only 1 packet of brown gravy (and next time I make this I’ll not make it separately in it’s own pan – I’ll just pour it all in the pan with the beef
  5. 1 can golden corn and 1 can of peas n carrots instead of the frozen ones.  Just dumped them on top of the meat mix instead of putting them in the pan.
  6. As an afterthought sprinkled some garlic powder and thyme over the meat mixture.
  7. Used instant potatoes (Idahoan Applewood Bacon and Cheddar potatoes) instead of making from scratch
  8. Since the potatoes already had the flavor, just sprinkled a little cheese on top for looks and sprinkled a little parsley over that to make it pretty.

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#crushthesack Handspun Auction for Fru!

#crushthesack Handspun Auction for Fru!

Have you been sitting on pins and needles waiting for me to finish my #crushthesack auction spin for Sillyfru!  Wait no longer!  To enter the auction, start your bidding in the comments for this post.  Bidding will officially close October 15 at 12 noon eastern time, at which time I will email the winner with a paypal invoice and request a mailing address.

Here are the details….

I felt inspired by this beautiful braid of fiber, “Firefuly” colorway by Becoming Art on superwash merino.  It’s rainbow-licious, just like Fru likes.

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I spun it while podcasting, I spun it while worrying over her, and I chain plied it during the final days of her treatment and during the watchful waiting for her WBC’s to come back up.

And now, I offer it up to you – for a price!  This is my first skein of handspun I am letting leave my possession, and I am pretty certain it is worthy.  It was a beautiful fiber, a beautiful spin, and oh!  what it could be crafted into!

I am hoping to raise a fair amount of funds with this skein of handspun yarn – all of it to go to Wendy to help offset whatever cost of treatment insurance doesn’t pick up.

Wanna see the yarn?

It’s 270+ yards of a sport-dk weight.

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And here’s a good representation of the wraps per inch.

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Happy Bidding, and thank you SO MUCH in advance, lucky winner!

(please note, this fiber and subsequent yarn has lived in a pet-friendly, non-smoking yarn.  I may have had a little help spinning from the kitty.)

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