Category Archives: Spinning

Tour de Fleece Wrap Up

What a ride! It was such a delight to get back to spinning and to also watch the first Welsh man to win the Yellow Jersey! Well done, Geraint Thomas! I went in to this tour hoping to remind myself … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece: The Last Week

I’ve slowed down in my spinning. Perhaps it is that I’ve recommitted to doing my dailies on Habitica or its that I’ve done a better job the past week getting up and getting to work. Or, maybe its that, as … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece: Rest Day

I started the tour with a plan for only two of the roving selections I have. And, I’m pretty excited about both of them. One of them is going to be a fractal-spun yarn and the other is going to … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece: Day 1

I wanted to start off strongly, so for today I set myself a goal of finishing this lovely blue roving. I started with 4 ounces of it awhile ago and 3 or so ounces of it have already been spun. … Continue reading

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In which I prepare for Tour de Fleece

I sat down to start planning last night for the tour. I have all this roving but I’m not always sure I know what I want to do with it. I know that this blue is going to be a … Continue reading

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Ooh! A new (old) project!

So, last week I cleaned out my storage unit and moved into a pod. There’s a story there, but let’s put a pin in it to talk about a WIP. I am so excited about doing Tour de Fleece this … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I imagine that all crafters, nay all people, feel like this. The world is so interesting and I just can’t help but trying and liking new things. So, I’m a knitter and a spinner and I like to make jam. … Continue reading

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Knitting Designers I loved in 2014

This year has meant more knitting than it has meant spinning. Since I have had a spinning wheel, it is usually the other way around. But, this year has seen a substantial amount of stash-busting (but not nearly enough!). All … Continue reading

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Cold Sheep Revisited

At the end of the last year I realized that my yarn stash was eating my life. (More accurately, it was eating the corner of my bedroom where it lives.) The logical solution to this problem, other than to de-stash, … Continue reading

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Roving Database

Last Fall, or perhaps that Fall before, I took Felicia Lo’s class on Craftsy on spinning. It was delightful and I learned a lot about technique and spinning with color. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to … Continue reading

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