Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saturday spinning update: Tour de Fleece

Today is the start of the Tour de Fleece. I’m on the road, so I brought a little herd of Goldings with me, along with Handmaiden Godiva Silk, Into The Whirled Romney, and Manx Laoughtan from HilltopCloud. That should keep … Continue reading

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Childeric’s Bees is available!

I first hinted at a project based on King Childeric’s bees a couple of weeks ago. I previewed the prizes for the KAL for this pattern more recently.¬†Here’s the finished object, modeled beautifully by Francine:¬† And here’s what it looks … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: half plied

Now that I’ve got a fair bit of deadline knitting on the go, I’m having trouble finding the time to spin. I’ve only managed to ply up one skein this week: It’s about 420 yards in about 50 grams, and … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL prizes and preview

I’ve been busy wrapping up work on the pattern for this year’s Tour de France Knit Along (KAL). ¬†Participation in the KAL is simple. You can knit or you can cheer the participants on. If you’re knitting, the pattern’s going … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: the opposite of procrastination

So maybe you remember that last week I was almost done spinning some Romney wool? I finished the singles, but then I wanted to keep spinning right away. I wanted the singles to rest before plying so I started a … Continue reading

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Getting ready for my Tour de France KAL

The Tour de France starts early this year: June 30th. I’m keenly aware of that as I knit up a storm on this year’s Tour de France Knit Along (KAL) pattern. This will be the third year I’ve run a … Continue reading

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One set of needles recovered!

I’ve got my 4mm Signature circular needles back! I finally cast off Emily 2. Here’s a couple of rough pictures: She’ll soon get all blocked out so you can see the pretty beads and the lovely pointy border, and then … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: Romney

I bought some Romney from the Stoddart Family Farm booth at the Knitters’ Frolic in Toronto. I started with about 148 grams. I did a couple of small test skeins and decided that the 2 ply was better than the … Continue reading

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Inspiration and updates

Some folks may have heard me grumble when I wasn’t able to go to Toronto a couple of weeks ago for their Doors Open event. I’ve wanted to see the RC Harris Water Treatment Plant for a while now and … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: quick batt

I didn’t want to spend too much time spinning this week to give my recovering back a bit of a break. I took out the 50g batt that I got at The Purple Purl in Toronto: The label says “Jenn’s … Continue reading

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