Author Archives: sweatyknitter

About sweatyknitter

Fiber art devotee, author, and amateur artisan bread baker.

Fiber Lethargy No More

Since I last posted in February of this year, I have received e-mails from other bloggers asking why I had gone silent.  The answer to that question is simple:  The 45th president of the U.S.  After the November 2016 election, … Continue reading

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Cloud & Congress – Part 2

My apologies for the post notice you may have received earlier.  It was a glitch – truly!  I am using Thor’s PC and he’s been having some “issues” with it.  In any event, let me try again. ___________________ I haven’t … Continue reading

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Heddles & the Electoral College

Two topics:  About Heddles and, below that, if you are interested in U.S. politics, About the U.S. Electoral College. About Heddles I set up my new (one previous owner) floor loom, a Gilmore 8-harness loom (54″ weaving width), and I … Continue reading

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Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I have been mulling over closing over this blog and starting one on U.S. politics and public policy (reasons therefor explained in my last post).  I decided not to.  Here’s why. I follow some very good fiber-related … Continue reading

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Kakistocracy* on the Horizon

* Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. (Origin:  Greek kakistos: worst, superlative of kakos, bad; kratia: power, rule.) I started the Sweaty Knitter blog in 2012 and have enjoyed researching and writing fiber arts/crafts posts that I … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Chaos …

… a lot of fun! Despite the fact that we are gearing up to move a distance of several hours drive north to our new home, I am busy with fiber-related projects.  I can’t knit as all my knitting supplies … Continue reading

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Working With Bumps

Have you seen the “bumps” of alpaca rug yarn that seem to be popular at fiber fairs and events?  Some are all alpaca, others have cotton or rayon blend cores.  (These cotton-cored alpaca bumps are from Las Flores del Altiplano … Continue reading

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