Episode 57: Wunderkammer

cover57This episode contains the following segments: Ever-expanding Skill Set, The Back Porch, A Little Bit of Learning, and Yarn Lover at Large.

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Ever-expanding Skill Set

spindling1There’s still time to sign up for a spindling course at The Inner Space in Highland Park, NJ. The first workshop was a lot of fun. Next, I’ll be instructing two sessions of Meditative Spindling and a special Spinning the Chakras workshop. Contact Kristy today and sign up for a course or tell someone who might have an interest.

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The Back Porch

planorbis2I’m pleased with the completed Planorbis Corneus shawl in Hunter Hammerson’s Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume 3. I’ve given the shawl the title of Sinistral because of the left-leaning curve of the spiral. Did you know that only 90% of snails have sinistral spirals? The planorbis corneas, or Ramshorn, as it is commonly known, is a mollusk found among grasses in still or slowly moving pond water with a high calcium content.  For more on curiosity cabinets, you might consult the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

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In my opinion, the most ordinary things, the most common and familiar, if we could see them in their true light, would turn out to be the grandest miracles of nature and the most marvelous examples, especially as regards the subject of the action of men.                                                                                      — Montaigne