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Just recently Debbie, a Thursday night knit workshop knitter and a regular Skein Lane retreater, shared her most recent excitement. She just purchased a home on the coast that she really…really wanted. The first thing to share here is that the clincher that closed the deal. Debbie is the kind of person who is quite financially sound and has chosen not to have credit cards. This  actually created a challenge for her lenders to the close the deal…they were looking for info about her payment patterns. She called me in a panic and requested a letter saying that she had been a customer of Skein Lane for a number of years, paid her bills on time, and had no outstanding balances. (All of which is true!) Can you believe that the letter from her knitting enabler was the decisive factor in granting her the property loan? Go Debbie!

More about Debbie….she is an avid crafter. She knits, beads, spins, dyes…that is just a bit that I know. Her excitement about fiber arts is so inspiring….I still am enjoying her glee when she was  sharing  her fiber arts experiences at our recent retreat. I am in awe of how much Debbie accomplishes…not only does she craft at the handcraft (not homemade) level, she “runs” a school and finds time to spend with her husband.

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Debbie sharing her dying results with her teachers - Marlee and Mimi

Debbie has given me permission to post her latest sentiments. ” All in all a great collection of photos and precious moments at the retreat. The pleasure of knitting and crocheting has brought so many special moments into my life as well as the very amazing beach house soon to be filled with fiber art projects and accomplishments. Thank you so much.”

Debbie so warms my heart! And now thank you to Debbie.

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Well….who would have thought more than a week would go by….like many of us I am lamenting not enough time. The weather has been both a blessing – more gardening – and also a cause to be inside – way too hot for me. And I have been immersed in getting for our October knitting retreat at Marconi conference Center just north of Pt Reyes. Sally Melville and Nancy Bush are our featured instructors. I have also been more than a little over the top this last week with my family blog…a historical memoir of my grandparents on the plains of Eastern Colorado. And then there is my animal farm..Stan, Ollie, and Lucy. Oh….and I have been working at my day job.

Of course, knitting is always the underlying driving force. Everyone in the knitting workshops continue to be so creative. Let’s check out some of the  knitting workshop inspirations.

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Oh where to begin! Everyone was showing so much of their creativity. Debbie brought tons to show – her Tunisian Crochet blankets (2 of them) and her hand-dyed yarns. She was inspired by a Tunisian Crochet class offered by Diva Studios at Stitches West 1+ years ago.

Her second inspiration was her hand-dyed yarns (some of which she spun). For dyes she used tumeric, tea, and ivy green berries (which produced lavendar yarn).

Coming next: Margaret and her “show and tell”. It’s so exciting!

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