Episode 170

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This episode includes the following segments: The Front Porch, The Back Porch, Ever-expanding Skill Set, and Gratitude Journal.


#summertopsmal prize update

Knit, sew, crochet, upcycle, embellish — the make-along continues until June 21.

learn2spin

I’ll be teaching a beginner’s spinning class at Rowan Asher Winery. Click on the photo for a registration link.


The Back Porch

Tsumuzikaze top by michiyo.

Tsumuzikaze top by michiyo.

 

Valentino: Spindle-spun / wheel-plied rolags. 3.8 oz. / 354 yards of sport-weight 2-ply.

Valentino: Spindle-spun / wheel-plied rolags. 3.8 oz. / 354 yards of sport-weight 2-ply.


The Front Porch

Beautiful silky alpaca from Spinner's End Farm (and some leftover handspun) create the warp. I'm using handspun Hobbledehoy battlings for the weft.

Beautiful silky alpaca from Spinner’s End Farm (and some leftover handspun) create the warp. I’m using handspun Hobbledehoy battlings for the weft.


Ever-expanding Skill Set

For each of the summer months, we’ll focus on a different verb.  For the month of June, it’s BLEND! Smoothies, pesto, blended flavors — join in and post about your culinary adventures.

Toasted corn tortillas, melted chocolate, coconut ice cream, coconut and chopped pecans. #powerpantry

Toasted corn tortillas, melted chocolate, coconut ice cream, coconut and chopped pecans. #powerpantry


Gratitude Journal

In this episode, I talk about the convergence on the topic of mindfulness. Isn’t it wonderful when small parts come together with impact and meaning? Thank you Amy, for your kind gift of The Mindfulness in Knitting by Racheal Matthews. This book has been an excellent companion for my online coursework via Mindful Schools.  I’ve also been enjoying episodes of Teaching Your Brain to Knit; Catherine and Margaret put together such inviting and informative episodes.