Category Archives: Spinning

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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Gratuitous Wool Photos

To start off we have these lovely singles (a single thread or ply, if you will.)  They’ve both been in my wool stash for way too long (and the purple and green one has been on the bobbin since last … Continue reading

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Accidental Hiatus…and why I craft

I haven’t knit a stitch in more than a month. Now, this is pretty unusual for me. Knitting is very relaxing and centering for me (and for many people. It used to help rehabilitate prisoners and many people have written … Continue reading

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