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Beate Mieslinger
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Knitter, Spinner, Nerd
Knitter, Spinner, Nerd

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Now that's a great idea

I love carding my own blends (haven't done it in too long a time, but ... well let's say there's too much fiber ready to spin there) but it gets hard on the arm and shoulder after a while, so using the other large muscle groups seems really like such an obvious idea ...
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Are you near Karlsruhe?

A tiny museum in Herxheim has a special showing about spinning a related history and tools. It's open until January, 28th 2018.
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Street art in Guarda, Portugal
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I'm not so sure

Yes, it looks cool, kind of.

But the inner pedant asks, just how long it will take, until things start to fall apart, when you catch on all of those threads that hang out. Looks like a runway kind of project. Nice to look at but not practical at all.
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Color wheel

Love this - very creative approach to the rainbow.
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Argyle Socks

I love the look of Argyle patterns, but I'm not a great fan of colorwork on socks - especially not when it's intarsia, because knitting back and forth on small tubes really is not much fun (and doing it stranded is my definition of stupid).

Then I once saw textured argyle and that seemed like a good idea. I didn't find a pattern, so I had to play around a bit, but in the end I think it worked out nicely.

Seems I haven't put them on ravelry so far - so I'm not even sure, what yarn exactly I used ... but it's definitely a standard sock yarn and not hand dyed. So much for that.

And I know that they are large, European size 45.
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Never give up, never surrender

We've had a few nights of frost already, but one of my roses still has a lot of buds, some firmly closed, some partially open. This one has gotten the farthest, before it was caught by the elements.

I love the resilience of this old variety.
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Table Top Spinning Wheel

I've been collecting pictures of interesting and extraordinary spinning wheels, and I will share them here over time.

This one's from Italy, made in the 18th century - hand cranked, but it has a flyer (unlike a charkha or a great wheel).

I'm wondering, how much use it has seen - looks more like a piece of decoration than a piece of work equipment.

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Yes, I'm still working on it.

Why do you ask?

Ok, I know that I'm way behind, this is only August which I've finished by now. But it also means that it's done 2/3 by now. And it gets heavy. And great to sit under it while working on it - perfect winter project.

August has quite some red rows, but that will have been it. One more in September, but the blues will return soon - a few days were at night already in the petrol realm (about 10° C).

#temperatureblanket
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Have a bunch of cravats, you want to get rid of?

Here are some ideas ...
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