New Stitch Marker Club

Gerschubie Fiber Arts is happy to announce our new Stitch Marker Monthly Club.


For $10 a month you will receive a surprise array of stitch markers. Sizes will be able to accommodate everything ranging from tiny to jumbo needles. Types might be beaded jump rings, snagless loops, or break away hoops. You might receive a theme or a mishmash or colors. Use the markers for yourself or put them back for gifts for you knitting friends. We knitters can never have too many stitch markers.

The club is set up for a 3 month duration. US residents will receive free shipping and delivery confirmation. Orders will ship by the 10th of each month. Check Gerschubie’s Etsy store for more products.

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Babbling Brook

A stream by a campground north of Big Sky, MT.

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We Made It

Well, it took 4 days and 4 valium for Schubert but we made it to Montana. There were hotels.


And good views:



We saw this guy holding up traffic at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

And then we arrived.

I’ve been busy knitting, spinning, and grocery shopping. Hopefully there will be new updates on a regular basis with photos of the area. Tonight we saw a chicken on a bicycle.

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It’ll Fit

I’m getting ready to head west. Part of that means packing fiber and yarn for over a month. Now, I’m not an extremely fast knitter or spinner. There are plenty of yarn shops between here and there. In fact, there are quite a few yarn shops there. So why have I packed 2 totes full?

Well, it’s better than last year. Last year was 3 bags full.

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You Went Where?


I love maps. For a long time, there was a 4×5 world map on the wall in my craft room. When we got our travel trailer one of the first things it needed was one of the maps for the back of the rig. Our rules are that we can only count a state that we’ve stayed in over night in the camper. North Carolina and Virginia are check off. What’s next?

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Transient Wool Merchants Camp

If you haven’t heard the news the new Transient Wool Merchant podcast should go live this week. Amy Manko and I are starting this new podcast about life as transient wool merchants. However, first we decided a vacation was in order. Amy lives in Pennsylvania and I’m down here in North Carolina. Our paths only cross at shows and there’s not much time for chat then. So we decided to meet in Winchester, VA, for a long weekend of fun. We both towed our travel trailers and met up at the Candy Hill campground. Scott and Wayne also came along for the ride.
The weekend was full of fun, food, and multiple trip to Walmart. There was also a trip to Camping World and a pedicure.



A little knitting and spinning happened as well. Fun was had by all and we’ll meet up again in Winchester for the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in September. Next up is Montana. That should actually produce some pictures for the blog.

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On the Road Again

Well, not really. Not quite. But we did get something to help us along.

Say hello to the new travel trailer. It’s a 23 foot Passport 195BR. Technically it sleeps four. Yeah, us 2 humans and Schubert and Gershwin. It’s got all the amenities for road living. We’re pretty excited to take it out.
Learning to park it in the driveway was a an experience. Of course once my husband realized he was giving directions in reverse things improved dramatically. We’ve been tinkering with it. Learning to use the awning. Making sure we know how to operate the electric jack. Let’s just say the neighbors have enjoyed the show.
And then…I had to paint some more. Yeah.

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Slopping Paint

We are considering putting our house on the market…sometime. We’ve been here 5.5 years and some things are needing freshened up a bit. So I’m currently keeping Lowe’s in business single handedly with my paint purchases. My house is probably well protected by the layers of paint on the walls.

The half bath is finally getting a facelift. The poor thing has had nothing done to it other than a new light fixture. So we’re painting it to match the rest of the downstairs. That would be code for a neutral that leans towards yellow. The baseboards got a fresh coat of paint. The floor has entered experimental territory. We’re painting it. In the picture it only has one coat, but it looks miles better already.
Seaweed and Sand is down to one final chart repeat.


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Seaweed and Sand

Memorial Day is over and summer is just about here. The first of my piano students gets out of school for the summer today. The rest will finish the school year over the next two week. Summer and I have a tolerate/hate relationship. Here in North Carolina summer means heat and endless humidity. Mosquitos by the drove and did I mention heat and humidity. I love that my schedule is more flexible and that it’s swimming season, but the heat and humidity just wear me down.
We don’t get to the beach nearly often enough. The mountains are closer and cooler, but summer still means time by the water. So when I saw this little shawl pattern it seemed like a good plan.

The pattern is Pi in the Sky II- Seaweed and Sand by Jan Henley. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. I have no idea what the yarn is. It could be Cascade, but it came from the bottom layers of the stash so the ball band is long gone. With a tab start and 3 very simple charts this is quick knit.

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The spring wool festival season is over for Gerschubie. I can’t decide if that is a finally or an already statement. This spring was more successful than I could have imagined. Carolina Fiber Festival, Olde Liberty Fibre Fair, Powhatan Festival of Fibers, and Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. The customers have been wonderful and sales outstanding.

Here is quick reminder of what the booth looked like at Carolina Fiber Festival. We also saw some wonderful scenery.


And now the next task to is to get everything upload to and to redye for Cottage Yarn and fall shows. The work doesn’t stop. Although, I may get distracted by this:


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