Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday spinning update: plying and spinning

We’re back from a rather long ¬†vacation (more on that later) and I’ve finally plied up that merino/silk from before. I chain-plied it to preserve the colours and I’m thrilled with the yarn. It’s about 290 yards in about 100g. … Continue reading

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Ottawa Art Deco: Substation #4

Months ago on a very cold day I went and took pictures of the¬†old Ottawa Hydro HQ building designed by W.C. Beattie and I talked about a couple of my favourite substations which he also designed. I recently visited Substation … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: silk & merino, part two

Busy times. This is a continuation of last week’s spinning. Here’s how the bobbin looked after the third strip of singles: And here it is all full with all of the initial spinning done. I enjoyed this so much more … Continue reading

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More downtown Ottawa Art Deco

A few months back I showed you some of the Art Deco architecture near the Museum of Nature. Today I’m going to show you some buildings along Wellington. I’ve seen them before when I’ve been out taking photos of other … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: silk & merino

A couple of years ago I got a lovely batch of silk/merino from All Spun Up. The colour was called Millefiori: I finally got the nerve to try spinning it. I split it into 4 so that I’d have smaller … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update

After doing a very skinny 4 ply yarn last week, I decided to pick out something from the stash that would spin up a little more quickly. I chose a bag of Polwarth/Silk from Southern Cross Fibre. I know from … Continue reading

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