Monthly Archives: November 2014

Holiday Market Treasures

Many people whose blogs I read regularly are like me:  We like to buy and use the work of artists and craftspeople – especially when they’re local.  When we lived in San Francisco, I regularly attended arts and craft fairs.  Happily, … Continue reading

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How Is Wool Made Machine-Washable?

Any wool (or protein fiber) is washable by hand and, often, in gentle cycles in cool water. Machine washable wool – wool that can be made into garments that can be tossed into a washing machine with no worry of … Continue reading

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“But It Itches!” – Part II: What to Do

So the question remains: Assuming the wearer doesn’t have allergies to wool as described in my previous post, why is some wool sometimes itchy to some people? There is more than one explanation. Though not allergic to wool, anyone who … Continue reading

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“But It Itches!” – Part I

Two years ago, I wrote a two-part post about itchy wool.  According to my WordPress statistics, it continues to receive a lot of visitors.  So I decided to repost!  Here’s the first! ______________________ I have lost track of how many … Continue reading

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Knitting & Baking

While I have been knitting a lot (!) over the last couple of weeks, I have become near obsessed with baking – most especially bread.  On my last birthday Thor gave me a Panasonic bread machine.  I love love love it; it … Continue reading

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