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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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Taxes and photos

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on April 19, 2011

Happy Tax day to all!  I’m darned glad the 18th is over.  Slept pretty good last night.  I took an extension on taxes, I could have finished them before the deadline, but I’ve got so many things going on that it would have been hard to finish them all before May.    taxes were a bit complex this year, I did out-of-state shows and wasn’t quite sure how to separate that income from my state taxes, the forms look blurry after a while…..  So, now I’m free to finish up items for Gloria Hardiman’s gallery, which is due in May!  I’ve got so many ideas that I can’t wait to finish up on them.  :)

Here’s some of the photos that I’ve neglected  to post, they’re from the last few fiber shows I did, the Madison Knit-in and the Wisconsin Spin-in:  Oops, I couldn’t find any from the spin-in, but included some shots of Wanda’s and Sonja’s knits made from a couple of yarn blanks that they bought at the last Knit-in.  Wanda made mittens from a flowered blank and Sonja made a shawl from a striped blank.  They were kind enough to show me at the different shows.

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Posted in art, blank, fiber, hand painted, handicraft, knitting, Madison Knit In, mittens, shawl, sock blank, taxes, Vending, WI Spin In, yarn | 6 Comments »

Spring 2011 Knitting Events

Posted by Fairy Yarnmother on February 9, 2011

Be sure to check out the following knitting events in Wisconsin ( I’m vending as Fairy Yarnmother at all of them)  (be sure to stop by and say hello.)  :

The Janesville Knit-it is on Feb. 18th and 19th in Milton, WI.  Here’s the website, to register.  It’s put on by the Janesville area knitting guild and has lots of fun things to keep you busy.   There’s a huge room downstairs where you can sit, knit and people watch all day.   Punxsutawney Phil (hopefully that’s the spelling) didn’t see his shadow on groundhog’s day;  that means that winter is officially ended and we can all start enjoying being out again.  This is the first show of the year and it’s so much fun to see what people have been working on during the cold weather.  You’ll like the facilities too, very sunny and uplifting!

Sheep in the City is the next week after the Knit-in, Feb 25th-27th in Oak Creek, WI.  Here’s their website,  Jan Massie has put together another great show this year, so don’t miss it.  Jan has lots of photos to look at so you can get the gist of what that show is like.  It’s a relaxed atmosphere where you can shop, spin, knit, make friends and most of all have fun.

Madison Knit-in is on Mar. 19th in Madison, WI.  That show is put on by the Madison Knitting Guild and here’s their website,  This is my 2nd year vending at the event; before that I took classes at the knit-in so I’m familiar with both ends of the show.  It’s a well orchestrated event; they get some really big names to come out to speak, like Lily Chin and Jean Moss.  The Madison guild has 400+ members so they have lots of volunteers to make it great.  You’ll like being around that many people, they’re friendly and helpful and yet they’ll treat you like  family.

Wisconsin Spin-in is on Apr. 7th-9th in Pewaukee, WI. is their website.  This show is put on by the Friendly, Feisty Fiber Guild.  Luci Williams has done a great job organizing the event; they’ve got some interesting classes scheduled and lots of great vendors!  There’ll even be live music there to spin by (one year it was hammered dulcimers).  I’m sure everyone will find something to enjoy at this show.   This is the first year that the event has been scheduled in the spring and we’ve (by we I mean southeast Wi) been lucky to have the event in our area for a couple of years now.

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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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