Saturday, June 29, 2013

Spinners, gather at the starting line! It's time for the 2013 Tour de Fleece.

Spinners, gather at the starting line!  It's time for the 2013 Tour de Fleece.  Team Fiber Factory Planeteers 2013 has lined up our events.

Register  at The Fiber Factory June 29th through July 6th. Sign up and check in with your goals.

There will be contests and prizes throughout the tour as well as Spin-in days. Check for updates on Ravelry. All events are at The Fiber Factory unless noted otherwise.  You do not need to live nearby to participate.  Please contact us by phone (888-969-9276 or 480-969-4346) or email ( any time between the 29th and the 8th with your information and your goals.  We will provide further details on entering the general contest during the tour.

June 29, 2013 - July 6, 2013

All Day Sign in's for Tour de Fleece.  Feel free to spin at the store and get out of the heat!

July 4, 2012

Spin at home

July 7, 2013

10:30 am – 1 pm Spin in

July 10, 2013

Rest day-no spinning!

July 13, 2013

10:30 am – 1 pm Spin in

July 20, 2013

Final day to spin in the store.  We will have prizes listed soon.  Spin out party on the 20th!

Please follow this link to the Ravelry page.
Team Fiber Factory Planeteers 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Something You Might Like-Pictures From Back East

I, of course, took some photos back East.   Some are of treasures I found, others are of downtown Philly and some were taken at the grocery store in Silver Spring.  Some many things not found out here in the West!

My husband's business card from when we were dating, back in the '70's

My grandmother's ivory crochet hook

My grandfather's singer sewing machine from 1926.  The manual says 1925, so it must have been made at the beginning of 1926.

I gave this to my mom many moons ago.
City Hall

Arch Street in Chinatown
My husband used to eat this as a kid.  Cooked in the slotted toaster while suspended from a fork.

My sister's next door neighbor's car.  She's almost 91 and still drives her Chevy Nova!
 We went to a college graduation party while I was back East.  The family is originally from Mali.  There was a fully roasted and stuffed lamb for the celebration.  We all gathered in the kitchen for the unwrapping and serving of the lamb, which was cooked in a traditional Mali way.

 The graduate was beautiful.  She graduated with 2 degrees, both of them Magna Cum Laude.  She left 3 days after her graduation for an internship in Africa with the State Department.  Congratulations Aissata and family for a wonderfully warm welcome into your home on this occasion.
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Friday, June 14, 2013

New Patterns From c2knits

I needed to do a restock of our c2knits patterns and I found 4 wonderful new patterns when I went to place the order.  Meet Beatrice, Sophie, Suzi and Trixie!  I may want to make Trixie for myself.  I haven't knitted a skirt yet. The restocked patterns are also shown at the bottom of the blog.

Happy Stitching!
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Madelinetosh Back In Stock!

Madelinetosh Yarns are back in stock!  I placed my order for this in early January and all of this yummy loveliness arrived Monday afternoon.  Now I need to place a reorder and hope we have it in time for the holidays.

Happy Stitching!
One Planet Yarn and Fiber