Completed Speckle Socks and an Upcoming Trip

Speckle Sock Anklets
Speckle Sock Anklets

Well, there’s no shop update this week. Though the excuse is a wonderful one!  I found out I will get to go to Japan on my friend, Chiaki’s, textile tour in Osaka, Okayama and Kyoko in October. (Just me. The family will have to stay home. I wish they could come too. But, they love me and are encouraging me to go!) I’m so excited!!!! AND I’ll take time to see my dear friend, Kyoko, who lives near Tokyo! KYAA!!!!

Needless to say my brain was completely occupied with figuring out the plan and details and getting ready for teaching nalbinding this weekend! (First step for trip – sign up for Japanese lessons again – CHECK! Next step – plane tickets!)

I did complete the hand dyed speckle socks while I was in class Tuesday night. There’s enough, I may have to make toeless sandal socks or an anklet pair for my daughter. We’ll see…

What’s happening for you all?  Any projects you’d like to share?

Green Camel 2017 Overview

My dear daughter and I are back from another wonderful weekend at Green Camel in Tyler, MN. Both of use enjoyed it immensely! We didn’t want to leave early Sunday, but we had 2 skits to be in in our church’s variety show that afternoon.

Danebod 2017
Danebod 2017


At Green Camel
At Green Camel – sitting in the spinning circle

She was a needle felting maniac! Two dragons and a bulbasaur are now added to the needle felted herd of creatures at our house. She also sold several small felted animals (mostly green camels for the event) in her first ever solo shop.

Starting a dragon
Starting a dragon
Completed dragon in her carrying basket
Completed dragon in her carrying basket
My daughter with her Bulbasaur
My daughter with her Bulbasaur


Spinning 4 oz of Three Waters Farm’s ‘Rainbow Palace’ into a chain/Navajo ply was delightful, though it paled in comparison to my daughter’s accomplishments!

Navajo/chain plied rainbow yarn
Navajo/chain plied rainbow yarn


A BIG thank you to Jill for putting together a fabulous 10th anniversary Green Camel!

What events are you all planning to attend this year?


Hand Dyed Socks

Finished my daughter’s hand dyed socks just in time for Green Camel Gathering! She was asking about them as I worked on them and really wanted them done for the event. Just before bed I tucked in the end thread. Whew! What’s the closest to a deadline that you’ve completed a project?

Hand Dyed Socks for my Daughter

Green Camel and Shipping Update

Danebod Folk School, Tyler, MNGreen Camel Gathering is this coming weekend. My daughter and I are counting down the days to one of our two favorite fiber arts events.  The Camel is such a fun and relaxing weekend to craft and catch up with friends that it brings us back every year.

Since I’ll be gone, obviously, I can’t pack orders until I get back. The shop will remain open during March 3-5, but I’ll pack any orders the following Monday, March 6.  There will be no shop update this week.

Shop Update 2/24/2017 and News

Shop Update

Friday Feature - Shy Red Fox 2017-02-24

This week’s shop update is nalbinding needles in acrylic and birch laminate. Check these and other needles, yarn, completed items, patterns, and felted items (by my daughter) in my Etsy Shop.


In other news, this week has been a tough one as I support a friend who lost a parent. On the good side, we got to foster that parent’s diabetic kitty until my friend was able to retrieve him. He’s a real sweet heart with a crazy low meow.


My daughter and I are super excited about attending Green Camel Gathering in Tyler, MN next week.  A whole weekend of crafting and a yoga class, yippee!

After that, I’ll be prepping for April’s teaching gigs in Brookings, SD and York, NE.

In project news, I’m playing with a wave pattern scarf that I hope to write up in pattern form.

Wave Pattern Scarf - WIP Pt 1


What’s happening for you all?  Any projects?