Monthly Archives: January 2013

A quick knit

Many of my recent skeins of handspun have had me thinking about making cowls. That could be because it’s winter. We’re having occasional cold weather spells that are bad enough that the kids get kept in at recess time at … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: birthday yarn

This week I took some time to spin up some lovely Fleece Artist Merino that my lovely friend Anja gave me for my birthday last year. There was one mostly green bit with bits of purple and one that was … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: no confidence boost

This week I pulled out some Rambouillet fibre that I bought (from cjdelights on Etsy) intending to spin during the 2012 Tour de France as it passed through Rambouillet. That timing didn’t work out, but the fibre was still waiting … Continue reading

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Gingham Style

As I was waiting impatiently in the express checkout at the grocery store behind people who can’t count to 8, I noticed the scarf a man in the next line was wearing. Then I started trying to figure out how … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: more Shetland

All I managed to get done this week in spinning is to finish and ply the Shetland I started last week, but I love it. It’s Submerge from Southern Cross Fibre. I chain plied it as planned to keep the … Continue reading

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More double knitting

I’ve been busily preparing to teach a double knit hat course at my LYS (this Saturday & next Saturday). I’ve got a swatch prepared and multiple samples to show, but I wanted a new pattern that would be a little … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: colour!

As much as I’ve enjoyed spinning 14 oz. of semi-solid coloured Polwarth/silk, I was glad to be finished. Here’s the final skein. It’s about 538 yards of 2 ply in about 112g. It’s lovely. I’m doing some sketching of ideas … Continue reading

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