A Fresh Start

I’ve been blogging for many years, first as The Fiber Enthusiast and then as The Nerdy Yarn Lady, both on Blogger. I felt the need for a change and decided to go with this platform instead of Blogger so here I am!

I blog about knitting, spinning, weaving and rural life in NE Texas. My workroom is crammed with fiber for spinning and both commercial and hand-spun yarn. Last year due to a water leak we ended up taking everything out of my workroom to clean and sort what needed to stay.

Now I have a much more efficient space for storage and room to work. I’d been wanting wire shelving for ages and I finally got what I needed. No more boxes stacked on top of boxes and bits and pieces tossed on top.

I also set up a spinning corner in the bedroom next to the workroom and it is working out very nicely. All of my fiber except for what I am working on at the moment is stored in the workroom instead of baskets of fiber in the bedroom and the living room as well. I used to sit in the living room to spin but it was too crowded and I prefer the quiet spot away from the television for my spinning corner.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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