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Archive for the 'Harp' Category

Aug 09 2009

episode 82: “Raising the White Flag”

podcast is up!

please support our August Donation Incentive Sponsor
Winter Mountain Fiber
who has graciously donated 2 skeins of hand dyed sock yarn
stitch it prize 001
Plum Pudding & Monkey Green!
all it takes is a donation during August to qualify!

on/off the needles:
-handspun socks

-lace gauntlet KAL deadline is August 15th
-babyhat and booties for the bears fan

-9 inch circulars
-new socks cast on

-”What are you doing?!”
-”You wanna time out?”
-time with the family
-sold harp, and bought a treat

green thumb:
-male vs female flowers

-moving plants and heat

word of the week:

washing locks, cinnamon roll style!

favorite thing:



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Apr 30 2008

Episode 20: “Spinning is like a Box of Chocolates…”

Episode 20: “Life is like a Box of Chocolates…”

The Garden this week has been tucked in to keep it from harm during the cold!

Interview will be next week. please let me know if you’re interested in being interviewed!!!

On/Off the Needles:
-Sock is nearly done
-Shrug (started, frogged, and started again)
-Monkee status
-Charity blankets
-BarnRaising Quilt from Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together for my little man!!!
-Check out Casey at Knitting at Night Podcast it’s awesome!!
-Craft Zine has lots of cool patterns and whatnot. i’m going to sew some reversible wrap skirts!

-My Harp Story: Prism 36 by Blevins Harps
-Monkey wears shoes
-Little man says/signs his name
-Little man’s new school

-LOTS of new spinners!!! Lots of wheel questions! I LOVE IT!!!!
-Oiling the wheel, what a difference!!!
-Sock yarn almost done. I’ll share photo’s soon
-Finished my yarn from Butterflygirl designs.

-Fleece has been ordered (well, stephanie knows i want some!) and i’ve been studying.
-Yarnspinner’s podcast has lots of great information
-WSKAL (Wash, Spin, Knit a Long)
-Felted roving….grrrrr

Listen to the podcast on how to enter, but this is your prize:
160+ yards, Beaded Worsted weight, 10 wraps per inch, columbia top handspun yarn in “Midnight Dream”

Favorite Thing:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
and as promised, here is the AMAZING YouTube video of their performance on David Letterman:

Holy crap, I just watched it again, and it’s AMAZING……

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Apr 26 2008

Seriously, what gives?!

Published by Meghan under Babble,Dying,Harp

So the last week, or hell even yesterday, has been sunny and warm with highs in the 70s. last night? it rains, and today we wake up to a cold house, and an even colder and windier day outside. we have a high of 50 today, but with the wind, it feels like 35. it’s cold. too cold for April. too cold for my plants. too cold to play outside. it feels more like November outside…..and what kills me? i know people further north got snow….that’s just plain WRONG.

ahh well… me an excuse to play inside for the day.

today i’m going to get my harp out, dust it off, tune it up and play. i haven’t played my harp in a while. i love my harp. just need to sit down adn remind myself how to play. i’m also looking into getting this “How to Play Harp Beautifully” book and maybe eventually getting the DVD. it’s pricey…but it would be cheaper then lessons. i don’t even know where to find a local teacher anymore. i used to take lessons from an older woman, and it was a treat. i loved her. she gave me lots of music and i just gobbled it up. then i took lessons when we moved from a performance person. she was a little too serious for my liking. i’m not going to perform. i’m not auditioning for orchestras, or applying for college. so i quit lessons with her. i guess at this point in my life, i don’t want the super strict teacher. i just want the one who enjoys teaching, enjoys music, and enjoys sharing that love. so some books and some DVD’s will have to make due for now! i think with my music degree and my ability to play all those other instruments, i should be okay!

i dyed rovings again yesterday…..i managed to felt 2 of them completely. they were thick fiber ropes. how discouraging! and my other rovings are sort of felted. so i’ll just try to make due and spin them up. nothing says “stop dying stuff because you suck at it” like a batch of wasted rovings….i’m going to pick up a salad spinner the next time i go to the store or am over by the goodwill store. i think my frontloader just doesn’t work for spinning out fibers or yarns. too much action….

ho hum…..

i’m gonna go play with the boys upstairs. it’s warmer up there.

happy saturday!

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