Category Archives: Miscellany

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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Introduced to a “New” Fiber @ OFFF

Last weekend I attended the annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival (“OFFF”).  It was a lovely event!  My attention was caught by a vendor display I’d before never seen:  Squire Brooms of Bay Center, Washington.  The owners, John and Margaret … Continue reading

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UA & Grand Dames of Weaving

In an August with uncharacteristically hot and muggy days (temperatures reached 107°F/41.67°C!), I temporarily turned my back on my knitting.  Instead, I worked on improving my weaving skills.  Of course, even though retired the researcher in me cannot be stilled, … Continue reading

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