Author Archives: Marilla


Welcome to Moonlight and Laughter.  It seems that it has been a while since I posted here.  Life has been busy and hectic. I have been dyeing some silk scarves recently.  Here is a photo of some of the scarves … Continue reading

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What Are You Knitting?

I am getting ready to begin dyeing some new yarns, and am wondering what my customers are looking for. I have been knitting hats lately, and have been using a lot of DK weight yarn. My goal is to knit … Continue reading

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Knitting Season Has Arrived

It’s the time of year when knitters kick into high gear with their projects-finishing UFO’s and starting new ones.  In the new year it seems like along with resolutions, it is a good time to start some new projects too. … Continue reading

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Changes are Coming to Moonlight and Laughter!

Welcome to those who have arrived here from the Phat Fiber group on Ravelry!!! I’m in the process of redesigning my website, and for computer illiterate me, this is quite a challenge.  So if things look a little strange please … Continue reading

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Moonlight and Laughter Fiber and Yarn

Welcome to Moonlight and Laughter!  My name is Marilla O’Brien and I am a dyer, knitter, spinner and all around fiber enthusiast.  Inspiration for dyeing comes from the landscape surrounding me in the beautiful St. Lawrence River Valley and Adirondack … Continue reading

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One Wanderer Returning, One Leaving

Right now what I should be doing is gathering my tax information. Instead I am writing this post because I can’t contain my excitement at the news that my son Tim is returning from Austria and will be settling, at … Continue reading

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I’m Late, I’m Late

This post was promised on Sunday to those Facebook friends who wanted the recipe I talked about making for my friends who came to knit on Sunday. I made Heath Bar Cookies and they are quite yummy. Heath Bar Cookies … Continue reading

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When Will the Madness Stop?

The madness would be snow. I have tried not to complain too much about the snow here on the blog. (I save the complaints for Facebook.) I was on my way to bed and took a look outside and it’s … Continue reading

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There’s a Dalek in the House, and Avocado Melmac Too!

I recently participated in a tea cosy swap on Ravelry. What a fun swap, and what a lovely swap partner I had. Her name is Eirian and she is from Penarth, Wales and works in Cardiff, both of which are … Continue reading

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Lion or Lamb?

March has arrived. It’s a sunny day, but very cold. Does this make March a lion or lamb? Yesterday was quite a lion day. Schools were closed because of freezing rain. My driveway is now a lovely skating rink. I … Continue reading

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