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White Star
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White Star
6 available in stock

105 yards 

Thick and thin 

Approx 7 ounces each

 Verry Soft 

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 

Beautiful soft natural merino from White Star of Kalispell MT, alpaca, kid mohair cotton and shredded denim.

I did put these fibers through my drum carder once.

The shredded denim really needed to be blended in.

Plyed with a fine wool yarn, hot water soak finishing.

So soft, and squishy.

Thanks for looking.

Raining Sun
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Raining Sun
6 available in stock

105 yard skeins

 Approx 7-8 ounces each

Lock spun plyed

Hot water soak finishing

 Kitty friendly smoke free home 

Ready for immediate shipping 


Wool from BFL, alpaca and mohair. Washed and dyed by me. I mixed aqua with yellow in various proportions to get these unique colors. Reminds me of the sky when it is raining and the sun is shining.I spun the locks on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine aqua yarn. 

Cheerful bright and soft.

everyone loves this colorway.


one of my handspun skeins, 105 yards, can be knit, crochet or woven into a good sized scarf. approx 7"x 60". request free with purchase pattern.

 

Frontier
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Frontier
5 available in stock

105 yards

Approx 7 ounces

Thick and thin

hot water soak finishing

ready for immediate shipping

Local grown alpaca from our fiber mill,Fibers First in Post Falls Idaho.

I bought a huge bag of carded alpaca bits, spun them bulky on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine brown yarn. A very soft yarn. Thick and soft. Lots of natural earthy colors from alpacas out here on the FRONTIER.

Thanks for looking.

Schss!
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Schss!
3 available in stock

While skiing several years ago i was thinking how pretty an all white yarn would be. Fluffy white just like the snow, And wouldn't it be fun to call it Schss! the sound your skis make as you schss down the mountain side.

i have used a very white mohair locks from Mohair Magic of Minnnesota. After picking, I core spin these fluffy locks on to a rayon boucle yarn.

Each skein is 105 yards.

approx 8 ounces, thick.

A nice amount to knit or crochet or weave a scarf.

I have several one skein patterns, check out my free pattern with purchase!

Glacier Ice
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Glacier Ice
1 available in stock

105 yards per skein

 

one skein is pleanty to do a big scarf.

 

4-5 wpi

 

reccomend size 17 needle or Q hook

 

hot water soak finishing

 

ready for immediaste shipping

 

Lots of very soft yearling white mohair, soft grey shetland fleece from Valley view farm of Cheney WA, alpaca i dyed in various shades of turquiose. All picked together than spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine grey yarn.

 

so soft, icy cool colors like a glacier. 

Blue Mountains
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Blue Mountains
3 available in stock

105 yards

Approx 7 ounces 

Thick and thin lock spun

Hot water soak finishing

 Smoke free environment 

Ready for immediate shipping

 Several wool Fleeces, white and silver. Shetland, Corriedale, Texel and mohair dyed with all my blue dyes. Picked together and spun on my Louet wheel. I plyed with a fine blue rayon yarn. Thick and soft. You will love these blues.

Thanks for looking.

Amethyst
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Amethyst
5 available in stock

105 yards each

Lock spun

Thick and thin 

Approx 7 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping 

Lots of soft fibers here all dyed up in glorious shades of purple. Alpaca, kid mohair, Corriedale wool.

All picked together then spun by me on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine yarn.

thanks for looking

Frontier Flowers
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Frontier Flowers
5 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 7 oz each

Thick and thin plyed

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Many earthy naturals, heathery colors, picture flowers blooming on the frontier. Soft alpacas and wools from Fibers First mill in Post Falls Idaho. I spun up a thick and thin yarn and plyed with a fine grey yarn.

One skein, 105 yards will work into a good size scarf. Approx 7"x70".

 Ask for your free pattern with purchase. Knit or crochet.

Thanks for looking.

Aqua Rain
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Aqua Rain
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105 yard skeins
approx 6 ounces
thick and thin spun
hot water soaked finishing
smoke free kitty friendly home shop
ready for immediate shipping
Lots of very soft merino wool from Colfax WA area mixed with kid mohair from Mohair Magic etsy seller. I washed and dyed the fibers with light olive, purple/lavender and aqua picked in my pat green triple picker. then spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine pale green rayon yarn.
So soft and squishy.
one skein will make up into a good sized scarf or cowl or mittens or small shawl. i like to use a size 17 or 19 needle or a Q hook.
thanks for looking!

Into the Forest
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Into the Forest
3 available in stock

105 yard skeins

 Approx 8 ounces each

 Lock spun

Thick and thin

Hot water soak finishing 

Smoke free environment 

Ready for immediate shipping 


Wool: Shetland from Alien Acres WA, borderleicester from Deer Park WA and mohair locks from etsy seller Mohair Magic. I wanted shades of deep green. So I started with these colored fleeces, pale gray, light brown and using just a couple dark green dyes then a dark gray fleece I achieved a Forrest green palette. Blending these fibers with my triple picker before lock spinning on my Louet wheel. Final plying with a fine green wool yarn. And a hot water soak to fluff it nicely.

As I look across the valley at the forest covered mountains i see this yarn .

Thanks for looking.

Moonlight Forest
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Moonlight Forest
4 available in stock

105 yards each skein 

thick spun borderleicester wool

4-6 wpi

sparkly lurex plyed

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping
Natural brown borderleicester wool roving. I dyed with aqua, teal, blue and green dyes. Starting with the brown wool gave a heathery  looking yarn. I spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a sparkly lurex.So beautiful dark rich forest color palette with moonlight sparkles. This yarn is not next to the skin soft, but so pretty....Thanks for looking.

Autumns Arrival
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Autumns Arrival
2 available in stock

105 yards each

Approx 8 ounces

 Thick and thin

 Lock spun

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 

Purple bfl wool from Florence Montana, kid mohair locks from Mohair Magic, alpaca from Bonner's ferry Idaho. I washed the fleeces, dyed many pounds of fiber with my favorite purple dye, teal green dye and a special mix for the rust. I picked the dye fibers together before spinning the locks on my Louet wheel, then plying with a fine dark purple.As we end our summer growing season the garden is full of purple asters, orangy mums, sunflowers, Daisy's and green foliage.

Autumns arrival. Thanks for looking.

Peony Ice
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Peony Ice
available in stock

105 yards each

8-10 ounces each

Corespun locks

Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping

 
Very soft kid mohair locks from Mohair Magic I dyed with several shades of pinks, picked to fluff with my triple picker and I used a fine sturdy pink yarn to core spin on to.

So soft and fluffy

thanks for looking

Shadow
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Shadow
4 available in stock

105 yard skein

Approx 6 oz each

Corespun locks

All alpaca

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Very soft alpaca, black from Shadow of Otis orchards WA, gray, camel, blue and red dyed by me. Using my triple picker I fluffed and blended the alpaca, then corespun with my Louet wheel. Hot water soaked and thwacked to finish.This is a very soft bulky weight yarn.  

one skein will knit a nice size scarf. appros 8 " x 68" request your free pattern when ordering.Thanks for looking.

Dancing Dragon
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Dancing Dragon
5 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 8 ounces each

Lock spun

Kid Mohair Shetland wool

Plyed with lurex

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping.


So many rich shades of jewel tones. Very soft kid Mohair locks picked with soft Shetland wool i had dyed blues and greens. After dyeing I picked all the locks together and Lock spun thick fluffy yarn I plyed with a fine brown yarn and lurex.
one of my handspun skeins, 105 yards, can be knit, crochet or woven into a good sized scarf. approx 7"x 60". request free with purchase pattern.
thanks for looking

iris and indigo
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iris and indigo
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Lock spun

Earthy pale green

Indigo dyed blue

Hot water washed

Ready for immediate shipping 

BFL locks and kid mohair, mordanting in creme of tartar and alum. Brewed the iris flowers, added the fiber, cooking to my special recipe.Lock spun adding bits of Alpaca I dyed with indigo blue, just to be pretty and plyed with a pale green rayon yarn. Final finishing hot water soap soak. This is color fast.

Ethereal green natural dyed with accents of earthy indigo plant dyed.

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Sunny Dreams
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Sunny Dreams
3 available in stock

105 yards

thick and thin spun

approx 6-7 ounces each

hot water soak finishing

kitty friendly smoke free home/shop

ready for immediate shipping

I dyed 5 pounds of corriedale roving with sunny yellows, peachy pinks, spun it all together and plued it with a fine yellow cotton yarn. soft and squishy.

February 1st!!! spring is close. here in NE Washington/n Idaho spring is in the air. Robins are back, day light is coming back, the sun is peeking out a bit more, more rain than snow is falling, you can just feel spring is in the air. I think back to our nearly 30 years in Minnesota, where February was still the depths of winter, no relief from the bitter cold and heavy snow till April. It was hard, yet we enjoyed the benefits of this winter wonder land. skiing at mt Frontenac, x-c skiing at a friends place and on the lake, sledding at Clear Lake park, one Valentines day we launched our hot air balloon from and flew to another frozen lake at 7 below ! 

Now I snow shoe around our 5 acres and dye lots of wool with sunny YELLOWS! 

this is my new yarn Sunny Dreams.

Flowery Trail 16
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Flowery Trail 16
1 available in stock

105 yards each skein

bulky thick and thin

approx 8 ounces each skein

hot water soak finishing

smoke free

ready for immediate shipping

lots of soft corriedale wool, alpaca and soft kid mohair locks. After washing I kettle dyed in my electric roaster each color. mixed the locks together with my picker and lock spun on my louet wheel. plyed with a fine lavender yarn.Thick, soft and squishy.

There is a road over the mountain pass from Chewelah to Usk, it is called Flowery Trail. How pretty the drive is surrounded by forest flowers and mountain peaks.

thanks for looking.

November idaho
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November idaho
3 available in stock

105 yard skeins

 Thick and thin 

Approx 7-8 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 Lots of soft alpaca in this yarn.

Natural dark brown, medium brown and camel.

Soft targhee wool and  kid mohair I washed and dyed in various hues of rusts,gold, olive and teal. And a soft gray borderleicester wool fleece.All the marvelous colors mother nature works on all year to finish off our fall season in November.

Looking out my windows at the north Idaho mountains i see these spectacular colors.

thanks for looking

Sansa
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Sansa
4 available in stock

105 yards each 

Lockspun Thick and thin

 Approx 7 ounces each 

Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 Beautiful silver grey Shetland wool from Sansa of Valley view farm Cheney WA.

Picked with alpaca and kid mohair I dyed lavender and aqua.

After lock spinning I plyed with a fine gray yarn. 

As the snowy winter continues these beautiful soft colors match our early February skies.

Cool purlpy aqua blues with warm greyness everywhere.

Thanks for looking

April Rain
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April Rain
3 available in stock

105 yards each

Approx 8 ounces each

Handspun locks

thick and thin

Plyed with fine rayon yarn

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping

Soft targhee wool from Amiable Acres in Hayden Idaho, BFL wool from Green Mantis farm, Chewelah WA, kid Mohair locks. After washing, I dyed these fibers with olive, lavender, aqua and gold then picked them all together and spun a thick yarn with my Louet wheel. And plyed with a fine sage rayon yarn. So soft, like the rains of April. One skein, 105 yards can make up a scarf 7"x70", knit, crochet or weaving.

Thanks for looking.

Cheyenne
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Cheyenne
5 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 7ounces each 

Corespun Thick and thin

Smoke free kitty friendly home

Ready for immediate shipping 


Beautiful soft reddish brown alpaca from Cheyenne of Bonner's ferry Idaho. Also alpaca I dyed teal, aqua, greens. For a smoother yarn I drum carded once. Then corespun a thick and thin yarn on my Louet wheel.

Very very soft.

Thanks for looking.

Samoyed dog brushings
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Samoyed dog brushings
1 available in stock

A Samoyed dog named Nikito happily donates his brushings for this yarn. This is the softest and warmest yarn ever. I spun one strand samoyed, then plyed with a wool yarn. One skein makes the best mittens, ask for your free pattern.

~Each skein is at least 105 yards. pleanty for a nice sized scarf OR hat or shoulder covering shawl.

Big thick 7 to 8 ounces each.

hot water soak finishing

ready for immediate shipping.

more available than listed, ask!

thanks for looking

Storm Clouds 16
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Storm Clouds 16
4 available in stock

105 yards

Thick and thinHandspun 

Hot water soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping 

A big assortment alpaca, soft wools from Fibers First mill of Coeurdalene Idaho. Lots of local mill end fibers.

I randomly spin a thick and thin yarn then plyed it with a fine gray yarn.Very soft like storm clouds floating across our winter sky.

 This very soft yarn knits up to a bulky gauge.

thanks for looking

Drify Away
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Drify Away
2 available in stock

all alpaca, natural light camel color mixed with soft blue greeen, olive and purples. Hand spun by me, then plyed with a fine camel colored alpaca yarn. Soft, squishy, slinky.

these colors are so relaxing. like looking at nature, the water, sky, trees and drift away.

Each skein is 105 yards.

thick and thin 5 wraps/inch

ready for immediate shipping

each skein soaked in hot water with a drip of lavender

Rusty Bucket
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Rusty Bucket
2 available in stock

 RUSTY BUCKET.

lots of very soft natural brown shetland wool from Thistle Down Shetlands Edwall WA and mohair locks, picked with more shetland wool I dyed chestnut. I love all the traces of teals and garnet coloring mixed with the soft browns.

I handspun this soft wool mohair mix on my Louet wheel into a thick and thin bulky yarn and I plyed it with a fine linen yarn.

Each skein is 105 yards.

Suggest size 17 neeedle or Q hook. 

Hot water soaked to set twist.

Ready for immediate shipping.

Ambrosia
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Ambrosia
2 available in stock

105 yard skein
thick 8 oucnes approx

corespun 

hot water soaked to set twist
smoke free kitty friendly workshop

 

ready for immediate shipping

The softest alpaca and all these colors are on one critter, Ambrosia, of Banners Ferry Idaho.

 

I did put the fibers through my drum carder one time.

this alpaca is so soft it was a great spin. the fibers floated through my fingers as i corespun a thick yarn on my Louet wheel. 
this is the softest yarn ever!

Octobers
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Octobers' End
3 available in stock

105 yards each

Approx 7 ounces 

Thick and thin 

Lock spun

 Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 
Lots of targhee wool from amiableacres of Hayden Idaho, bfl wool from Benny Fibers of Florence MT, alpaca from Bonnery Ferry Idaho and kid mohair from etsy seller Mohair Magic.I bought a beautiful whiote targhee fleece from Amiable Acres of Hayden Idaho. we have had the rainest october on record. cloudy every day, so after washing the fleece it was begging to become sunshine. I dyed 3 pounds of it gold, another pound purple, some cranberry, a bit of green and finally the clouds parted and clear blue sky peaked through. A little golden sunshine,a bit of blue sky, some purple mountains covered in rust tamarack, crimson vines, and remains of summers fading greenery. All inspired by the earthy colors of nature in late October.

thanks for looking

Blizzard puffs
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Blizzard puffs
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

thick and thin lock spun

approx 7 ounce skein

suggested size 17 needle or Q hook

hot water soaked to finish

ready for immediate shipping

 

 Puff's Blizzard. A beautiful white merino sheep named Puff from Kalispell Montana. I washed her fleece, mixed it in my picker with lots of colorful mohair locks i dyed. then spun on my Louet wheel. Dosent Puff make a colorful blizzard.

one skein will make up a good sized scarf  7"x70". request a free pattern from my patterns section

this scarf is woven with 80 yards.

thanks for looking

Sunset on the Frontier
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Sunset on the Frontier
6 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Approx 8 ounces each

Lock spun

Thick and thin

 Hot water Soak finishing

 Ready for immediate shipping

 
A rich pallette of deep olive brown to intense coppery gold, rust.I washed, dyed, a lot of BFL wool from bennyfibers of Florence  Montana and  kid mohair with incredible colors: earthy deep dark olive, rich rust and a brassy coppery gold. with my triple picker, picked it all together then lock spun this yarn on my Louet wheel.  Plyed with a Fine fuzzy brown yarn. It is soft And full of texture.

Thanks for looking.

Red Skt at Morning
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Red Skt at Morning
12 available in stock

105 yards each skein

Approx 8 ounces

Handspun thick and thin

Idaho grown targhee wool

Hot water soak finishing

Ready for immediate shipping


Many shades of pink. After washing the fleece I dyed it and kid Mohair locks with lots of pinks. Picked them alltogether and spin a thick and thin yarn I plyed with a fine pink boucle held with a silver lurex. 

And there was this incredible pink Sunrise !


one of my handspun skeins, 105 yards, can be knit, crochet or woven into a good sized scarf. approx 7"x 60". request free with purchase pattern.

thanks for looking

onion skin
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onion skin
2 available in stock

~105 yard skeins

-lock spun lurex plyed

-thick and thin

-kitty friendly smoke free   home shop

~ready for immediate shipping


After saving a pound of onion skins i was ready to dye 6 pounds of beautiful white mohair and wool fleece. The wool of a soft corriedale x, I had cooked in cream of tarter and alum as a mordant, then cooked it in the onion skins for several hours. When it was dry, I  spun it very thick, then plyed with a fine yellow yarn and gold lurex. As a finishing step I soaked the yarn in hot water with a bit of tide, then rinsed it very well.

The colors are fast.

They are so pretty, soft, earthy natural yellow with rich golden tones.

thanks for looking

Ruby in July
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Ruby in July
4 available in stock

105 yard skeins

Lock spun

Thick and thin

 Approx 7-8 ounces each

 Hot water soak finishing 

Ready for immediate shipping 
Very soft pale gray wool from @bennyfibers of Florence MT. Fergus and Becca were washed then dyed in every shade if red I have. Adding a handful of mohair to each dye pot for lots of texture. I lock spun on my Louet wheel and plyed with a fine reddish yarn.thick and soft!
Thanks for looking

Solstice 14
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Solstice 14
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Lots of merino wool from Colfax WA. After washing I dyed the wool in many shades of orange. picked with lots of bright colors:aqua, pink, yellow, lime, and purple for a hot summery look. After spinning on my Louet wheel I plyed with a fine orange yarn. 

very soft and squishy. 

105 yards

thick and thin

hot water soaked for finishing

ready for immediate shipping

Gold Ice
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Gold Ice
2 available in stock

105 yard skeins

approx 7 ounces each

kitty friendly smoke free home/shop

ready for immediate shipping

Kid quality Mohair locks handspun, then plyed with a gold lurex thread. In this new lot the gold lurex is spun with a firm white thread, creating a sturdier yarn. This very soft buttery mohair is a bulky weight yarn.

also check out silver ice , plyed with a silver lurex and Schss! mohair locks corespun, no lurex

thanks for looking


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May 20, 2017

despite the cold rain we had a great market. lots of happy shoppers came through. I hope you all enjoy your yarns, vests, and hats! the sun came out the last 2 hours so I did not have to pack up a wet ez up. happy,happy.

wednesday May 24 I will NOT be at the market. 

i will be back for the saturday May 27 market.

check out my FB or Instagram for the picture of me on the front page of the Coeurdalene press.

see you then!


May 19, 2017

Saturday May 20 I will be set up at our Kootenai County Farmers Market. located at 95 & Prairie north end of CoeurdAlene Idaho. open 9 to 1:30. i am booth 71, behind stage. we have more parking this year. and there are red wagons to haul your purchases to your car. so many good foods, picnic tables to sit on right there and enjoy,early produce, starter plants, live music, fresh flowers, fresh eggs, local raised meats, local made art sold by the artists. beautiful setting in the pine trees. i love getting there at 6 am, the sun is rising and the pine fragrance wonderful. as varoius vendors come and set up their booths, fire up their grills, the market flavors begin. see you there!


May 16, 2017

yesterday i picked a large bag of dandelion flowers and brewed them up. today i am mordanting a pound white wool and mohair yarn. this involves presoaking the yarn a good hour. Then dissolving creme of tartar and alum in hot water adding it to a vat of water to which the soaked yarn is added. then cooking it to 180* and simmering an hour. Now the yarn is mordanted. So i have strained the dandelion brew and added it to the mardanted wool. It will cook for an hour, remove it from heat and let cool till tomorrow with the lid on. another pound batch of yarn is getting its first soak and i will do this all over again. 


May 15, 2017

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