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Sue Gee commented on Morgan C's blog post 'The Illegals'
"Have you given any thought to trying to get your town's bylaws changed.  There may be other people that also want backyard chickens, but are not ready to do so because of this bylaw.  Maybe someone in the backyard chicken group has…"
Jun 22, 2014
Sue Gee posted an event

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival at Canby, OR at the Clackamas County Events Center

September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014
This is an event for all those who love the fiber arts (spinning, knitting, felting, dyeing, etc.) and for those who love fiber animals (sheep, goats, bunnies, alpacas).  The event is free.  The website is being updated and information about classes should be posted around the middle of June.  See More
May 28, 2014
Sue Gee replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Kitchen Staples Checklist 101'
"Kitchen Aid Mixer."
May 28, 2014
Sue Gee commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related'
"Congratulations Lizz.  That is something to be proud of.  This should be a help when applying for teaching jobs.  "
May 18, 2014
Lizz commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related'
"I passed my course and am now a Certified knitting instructor! Not sure where it's going to get me but my ego sure enjoys the paper and pin they gave me saying so !"
May 18, 2014
Sue Gee replied to Joe Klinkhoff's discussion 'Superwash Merino' in the group Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related
"I love the blue and green.  You may be surprised at how much the brown lightens up when you spin it.  Especially if there is white fiber on the inside.  My dyeing experience is minimal.   But I have taken a couple of classes and…"
Mar 17, 2014
Sue Gee replied to Joe Klinkhoff's discussion 'Superwash Merino' in the group Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related
"Thanks for sharing.  I have not actually spun any super wash, so that is good information.  Dyeing regular merino can be difficult because it does felt easily.  Sounds like superwash might be the ticket for dyeing merino.…"
Mar 3, 2014
Lizz commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related'
"Thanks Sue that is encouraging . It is threw the Craft Yarn Council . I fell like I am taking a very long test of all my basic knitting and teaching skills! I'll keep you posted:) lizz"
Feb 17, 2014
Sue Gee commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related'
"Hi Lizz,   I have not done the course, but it would be a great thing to list on your resume.  Being on the education committee for Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, I review resumes for loads of teachers.  Seeing a certification on the…"
Feb 17, 2014
Lizz commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All Things Fiber Related'
"Hi fiber friends! I have been teaching knitting for about 3 years and was recently hired by a chain craft store as an instructor. I am required to be certified as an instructor. Has anyone done such a corse? Thanks Lizz"
Feb 17, 2014
Sue Gee commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All things fiber related'
"Lovely fiber, love the colors.  Love the Pints and Purls, sounds like my kind of group.  I belong to two guilds, Aurora Colony Handspinners and Nw Regional Handspinners.  The Aurora guild puts on and Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase…"
Jan 30, 2014
Joe Klinkhoff commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All things fiber related'
"I belong to a group called Pints and Purls.  We are a loosely organized group of fiber artists who meet once a week at the local brewpub to eat, drink and pursue our current obsessive craft.  We have knitters, crocheters and spinners OH…"
Jan 30, 2014
Sue Gee commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All things fiber related'
"Wow, nice picture.  Did you dye the fiber as well?   Do you belong to a spinning guild or attend any of the great spinning festivals on the east side of the country?  We are lucky over here in the Pacific NW as there are so many fiber…"
Jan 30, 2014
Joe Klinkhoff commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All things fiber related'
"I am indeed a hand spinner.  Learned on a drop, moved on to a Babe wheel from the woolery and recently got a Schacht Ladybug.  I do not own animals but have been spinning some merino top and most recently Superwash merino top which has…"
Jan 30, 2014
Sue Gee commented on Sue Gee's group 'Handspinners and All things fiber related'
"Hi Joe,  Welcome to the Handspinners group.  I noticed that you are a gardener and fermenter, are you also a handspinner?  If not, can I assume you are interested in learning to spin?  Are you involved in other fiber arts?…"
Jan 30, 2014
Joe Klinkhoff joined Sue Gee's group

Handspinners and All things fiber related

This group is for anyone interested in handspinning or any fiber related craft or for those raising fiber bearing animals.  This site will include postings for local fiber events and anything of use to the fiber community.  See More
Jan 30, 2014

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Live in the Pacific NW outside of the Portland Metro area. Moved out of town 20 years ago and finally retired last year. I have been gardening for over 30 years and keep expanding the garden/orchard every year. Became a Master Preserver-Family Food Educator this year and have enjoyed sharing what I have learned with the public. I am also a handspinner and knitter (not such a great knitter, but I knit most of my own socks). No farm animals as this time, but hope to have chickens in the future. I am also a volunteer for the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival that take place in Canby, OR each fall.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Took left over brown rice and a cut up chicken breast, stirred it up with zucchini, onion, a tomato and some garlic. Added some left over salsa. It was pretty good for leftovers.
Currently reading:
The Chalice and the Blade
Currently listening to:
Anything by Bruce Molsky
My latest DIY project:
Knitting apples and pears for Christmas ornaments (gifts for my nieces and nephews)
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Harriet's Facebook postings (Householder's Guide to the Universe
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At 11:49am on October 23, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Sue. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you found us! It sounds like you’re living a wonderfully HOMEGROWN life—and it sounds like, with your experience, you must have plenty to share with the rest of us! I hope you’ll be game for posting about some of your projects—gardening, spinning, knitting, or otherwise—in our member blog, The Stew. Actually, on that note, a question: We have a series called HOMEGROWN 101s that are basically step-by-step how-tos on various topics. Would you be willing to share the pattern for your knitted apple and pear ornaments—and maybe write up a short guest post? Maybe? Please? It sounds like something that’s right up HOMEGROWN types’ alley. Let me know what you think. In the meantime, elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

At 9:11am on October 24, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Sue! Something on the apple, pear, and pumpkin patterns would be so, so, so awesome—and next week is perfect. Best wishes on your canning in the meantime. Is this your first time trying potatoes? I've never done those myself and will be curious to hear how it goes. I just pulled a mess of poblano peppers out of my garden and am thinking I should figure out how to dry some of them properly.

Regarding the knitting: Maybe you could write a short introduction on how you came across the patterns, why you like them and what you plan on using them for (gifts? Christmas ornaments? etc?), and maybe send me a couple of photos of them in the works and/or finished? Does that seem possible? From there, I would probably do a *very* light edit, just to make sure it fits our 101 style, and then I would send it back to you for your OK before posting. Let me know if that plan works for you. Thank you so much! So glad you're here!

At 11:31am on October 24, 2012, Jennifer said…

Hi, Sue! All sounds great and I think we're on the same page, but just to clarify: Text and photos related to this knitting project is the only thing you should worry about sending to me, since we're going to post it through the formal channels as an "official" 101 (crediting you, of course!). Anything and everything else you ever feel like posting, please have at it! No need to filter through me!

And mashed potatoes sounds like a pretty delicious use for canned potatoes. Actually, if you feel like posting photos of the potatoes and/or beans, I bet folks (me included) would be curious to see them. We'll talk soon!

At 10:44am on October 26, 2012, Jennifer said…

Happy Friday, Sue! You're our cover girl of the week!

At 10:36am on March 29, 2013, Carol Woolley said…

Hi there everyone.  I attended a 5 day spinning course in the uk.  Never touched a spinning wheel before that time.   At the end of the course I was able to long draw spin fibre into yarn, albeit a bit bumpy (adds to the charm ;-D), hand card fleece and make a rolag.  I learned  how to ply yarn, and lots more.  Not an expert, (YET),  but the spinnning bug has caught me.  

At 11:59am on March 29, 2013, Carol Woolley said…

Just a little,  I finished a cowl recently, its great for the cold weather we are experiencing here at the moment.  I would love to learn how to knit thick socks for my wellingtons.  Maybe another class for me to attend.  ;)

At 1:41pm on May 20, 2013, Jess Gee said…

Thanks for the welcome Sue! I am a knitter, crocheter, and am thoroughly interested in learning the art of handspinning. Any recommendations for folks I can connect with to get some hands on instruction?

I had a similar thought about your last name! My is pronounced G, like the letter. My family cannot agree on the origins of the name -- but my grandfather comes from a large family out of the Oklahoma area. You?

At 9:05pm on June 5, 2013, Mary Vivit said…

Don't worry about the accidental delete: stuff happens! Sounds like you're a very busy lady, too. Right now I should be more focused on the veggie garden. We've had the usual weird Utah weather: freezing one week, 80 degrees and dry the next. Have fun!

At 8:37pm on October 16, 2013, Lizz said…
Thanks Sue! I love knitting, felting and generally playing with raw fleece:) currently I am a knitting instructor for local librarys and Michael's crafts.

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