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Posted in Spinning, Uncategorized, video with tags , on May 6, 2010 by shortysmg

I forgot that I had a friend take a short video of me using my Fantasia.  

It was amazing to me how many people said the wheel wobbled alot.  I personally haven’t  encountered that.  And several ladies at the retreat tried it out, and no one mentioned a wobble.

So far my only issues with this wheel are not deal breakers for me.  1.  When you stop treddling, because the wheel is so heavy, the momentum  allows the wheel to keep spinning for a rotation or two.  I’m working on figuring out how to minimize that.  And so far it’s not been a major issue for me.  Also, Beth pointed out and I agree that with the slider being made of leather it may stretch over time and not remain as snug.  But I don’t see that being an obstacle any time soon, and I’ll deal with it when it happens.

So that’s my opinion!  I hope it helps anyone who might be interested in getting, or trying out the Fantasia!



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on March 6, 2010 by shortysmg


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by shortysmg

I’ve been having a really good time with my loom the last few weeks. Despite a few minor and major setbacks.  Once  I finally got over the issues I was having, I ended up learning a lot.  I learned how to hemstitch.  Which once I found a video to help me, was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  And I did a pretty good job with it, if I do say so myself.

After I finished the five natural and gray towels yesterday, I decided to use the warp that was left over to make a scarf.  A huge scarf.   

I used Mini Mochi sock yarn, and loved the way the colors blended.  The towels and scarf are being washed and will hopefully look even better after they are dried.  I’ll still have to hem the edges, which is going to be interesting since I’m not a big sewer.

I also got most of  a charity helmet liner for a friend done.   I hope to get it finished this weekend at our annual “Knitting Bowl” party.

I can’t wait to see and hang out with my friends and have a tons of fun!!!

A Meme for 2010, about 2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 18, 2010 by shortysmg

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Learned to weave.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don’t make them because I never keep them.

3. How did you spend New Year’s Eve?

With my parents in Arizona.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

My paternal grandfather. (92 years old)

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

A job, and a better prospect for the future.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

June 1st..  It’s the day I knew my job was over forever.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Learning to weave.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Trying to find a job.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Just the usual blood pressure issues.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

A Schacht Baby Wolf Loom 26″ floor loom.

12. Where did most of your money go?

Paying off, or down, all my bills.

13. What song will always remind you of 2009?

It’s a Hard Knock Life – from the movie Annie.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Travel, education.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?

16. What was your favourite TV program?

The Big Bang Theory.

17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I try not to hate people.  It promotes bad Kharma.

18. What was the best book you read?

The Cell by Stephen King.  (actually third time)

19. What was your greatest musical discovery?

20. What was your favorite film of this year?


22. What kept you sane?

My wonderful family and friends.
23. Who did you miss?

Some of my co-workers.

24. Who was the best new person you met?

I didn’t meet any new people that stood out more than anyone else.

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:

That nothing in life is guaranteed.  Even if you think it will last forever, it probably won’t!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 13, 2010 by shortysmg

I’m sure most people have already seen this video.  But I wanted to share this one because it’s the first one where you got a clear view of Oprah, and her expressions as the realization hits her that something is going on.


Knitting, Weaving and Spinning will return soon, I promise!!!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 10, 2010 by shortysmg

I have got to find out how to get involved in one of these. They look like loads of fun!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 9, 2009 by shortysmg

I have found myself working very hard at making sure my friends try all fiber related crafts. This past weekend, I converted a crocheter into a weaver. And today, I helped nudge a knitter into wheel owning spinner. And I am so pleased with myself.