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Photos for Sugar Land, Texas

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on November 17, 2011

This slideshow is for Jennifier at the Sugar Land Yarn Company.  :)

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A knitting machine from scratch

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on April 23, 2011

This is great.  Look at the videos from correx37.  She’s made her own knitting machine from printer parts and an ancient computer. 

here’s her first video on a knitting gadget, she set up latch hooks in a row and found a way to knit by using the latch hooks.  

here’s the 2nd video, where she’s automated her gadget.

the 3rd video.  Now she’s got the printer motor moving the needles forward and back the way a knitting machine would. 

and here’s her final machine.  it’s completely automatic and will go until it runs out of yarn.  She named it MK2.  You can see the progress she’s made in her designs.   I’m sure her next machine innovation will have it make coffee.  :)

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Photos for Wisconsin Spin-in 2011

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on January 28, 2011

These are potential classes for the WI Spin-in in April.  Go to for more details.

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2010 in review

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 66 posts. There were 41 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 58mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 152 views. The most popular post that day was Link for DIY electric spinning wheel.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for knitting, hand painted yarns, sock blanks, CSM, knitting machine, make electric spinning wheel, and leg warmers.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Link for DIY electric spinning wheel May 2009


Sock Blanks–what they look like knit up October 2009


Sock Blanks October 2008


Estonian Cast on for Sock Knitting August 2009

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Chicago One of a Kind show

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on December 12, 2010

My friend, Cristel, and I went to the OOAK show at Merchandise Mart last week.  It was big and loud and crowded!  but if you’ve never gone, you’ve missed something exciting.  There were more than 600 venders, here’s the link for it:   There was lots of designers there and everything was spectacular.  I was thinking it would be a good show to vend there, but the price tag is heavy so I wanted to look at it first.   I had the perfect opportunity because a friend of a friend was a vendor there this year.   Here’s her website:  Her name is Jill and she makes really unique  garments out of recycled sweaters.  Very clever about how she constructs them, I like all the angles and colorful each piece is.

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