Monthly Archives: December 2011

Saturday spinning update: the year in review

I taught myself to spin late in 2010 and it’s been a constant thing ever since. In September this year I got a spinning wheel: a Louet Julia. That really increased the speed and quantity of my spinning! Here’s a … Continue reading

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MSF total for the year

Inspired by the Yarn Harlot’s Knitters Without Borders effort, I’ve been donating a portion of my knitting income each month to MSF/DWB. In March I donated everything I earned because of the earthquake and the aftermath in Japan. I just … Continue reading

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My knitting year in review

This year was a fun and productive one for my knitting. Selling the house & moving in the middle of the year put a little added pressure on meeting my deadlines, but it all worked out. First I came out … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: almost Christmas

Here are the last 2 skeins of the BFL that I was working on last week. So now I’ve got 4 skeins of this yarn. It’s soft, a bit thick and thin, and I think it’ll knit up nicely. I’m … Continue reading

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Relaxing knitting

Remember how I finally finished my yellow scarf? Even though I have a couple of other languishing personal projects, it seemed like time to cast on for a new non-design item. There’s a little project sitting beside a comfy chair … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: progress on the BFL

I did manage to ply up some of the BFL I had on my bobbins. I spun 2 skeins of a heavyish weight yarn – more details after it’s washed and measured. Then I got indecisive about how to proceed. … Continue reading

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A little bit of Christmas knitting

I blame The Rainey Sisters blog post for my latest project. Susan blogged about making ornaments from the “Balls Up!” pattern on Ravelry. I took my Michaels coupon & managed to find some styrofoam balls. Then I located my sock … Continue reading

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In which I share how I lost my mind

Well, not really. Some folks may recall that I knit an intarsia version of my Poppy Field Shawl and wore it to Rhinebeck. The original shawl was designed to be a simple and easy knit: Then I decided to try … Continue reading

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A lovely new book: Textured Stitches

I’ve been a fan of Connie Chang Chinchio’s designs ever since I saw her Printed Silk Cardigan in the Spring 2008 Interweave. Ever since then I’d occasionally see a design pop up that looked nice and it would be one … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: BFL on the go

I have this idea that I should try to do a little more with my spinning than to spin my default weight of super skinny singles (oooh, alliteration). To that end, I started with this lovely bunch of Fleece Artist … Continue reading

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