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New York Visit . .

I will be in NYC for a few days . . . any LYS that New Yorkers can recomment to visit?

Thanks . .

Doug

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Squares for Jason on the way . . .

Two squares for Jason's blanket is on the way to the west coast.

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Scarf Gift . . .

Here is a pic of a scarf I finished last month and sent to a very close friend for ther 90th birthday. It is knitted with two strands of handpainted silk and mohair.

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The Second Bowl . .

Here is a pic of the blue felted bowl. I couldn't fgure out how to attach two pics to that last entry, so the pics are being shown in separate posts.

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Felted Bowls

I knitted/felted two bowls that were sent to the fundraiser/ silent auction event for Miriam's Kitchen. Both bowls are made from 100%, handpainted wool. The blue vessel was handfelted entirely.

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CHAT . . .

To repeat the comments of Tom H. . . thanks to the guys who showed up last night for the chat open house. Several newer guys were there, along with a few of us who have been around for the past year or so. We had a great time. And, we missed several of you that have been reqular chatters in the past.

Hopefully, another chat open house will be set up in the near future.

Doug
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Chat Room Open House

OK, Tallguy . . and to everyone else here. We did this once before with great success, so will try it again. I have been having problems chatting in the chatroom lately . . . it eats my texts before posting . . and have been extremely busy with a variety of things. However, I'm setting a date and time to try to get guys in the chatroom at the same time. Thursday, February 8, 2007, 10 PM, EST. I know this isn't the perfect time for alot of people, but it's a time when many of you will know that someone is sitting around the chatbox and available to chat. Topic = OPEN; no certain topic; just show up and say HI or whatever. It's a great opportunity to chat with old MWK friends (not meaning old by years, but long time online friends), meet new guys, or learn new knitting things, or share ideas.

Hope to see you there!!!

Doug
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What Was I Thinking??

About a year ago, during a monthly meeting of the Outer Banks Fiber Guild, we were planning the workshops for the next 12 months. I was wanting to learn how to spin using a drop spindle, so made the suggestion of the workshop and offered to make a drop spindle for each of the participants as my contribution to the workshop.

The workshop is this Saturday. We have an excellent instructor lined up, and as promised, each person will get their very own drop spindle to use and take home. The pic shows 10 of the 20 being made. In retrospect, it turned out to be a bigger project than I at first thought. One of the bigger decisions was to make eithera top whorl or low whorl spindle. I finally chose to make the low whorl. I'll let you know how the workshop turns out. Either we will have some nicely spun yarn . . . or a nice bonfire and weener roast!

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Chatroom Problems?

Is it just my computer, or is there a problem with the chatroom? I have logged on several times lately; my name shows up on ths "online list", but I also see others that have joined in. When I type anything, the text doesn't show up, nor do I see others chatting. HHHhhhhhhmmmmm . . any others with the same problem?

DOUG

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE . . .

Merry Christmas, everyone! I know . . it has been a few months (or more) that I have posted here or chatted with some of you. I have been keeping up regularly with the posts and what's been going on. I have been busy doing dry needle felting, knitting, and making handcrafted knitting needles and shawl pins. I had a very successful time in a local art show just before Thanksgiving. I was very busy getting ready for the show, and took several orders for needles and felted ornaments that has been keeping me busy up til now.

I also a started a new blog about my fiber world work, www.outerbanksneedles.blogspot.com

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and continue with all the fantastic fiber projects. I have been encouraged and learned so much over the past 6 months from you guys, and have made some great friends to share my interest in knitting.

Doug

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