Category Archives: spinning

January is for…

I’m not sure what January is for. A lot of people fill it up with organization and resolutions, but I haven’t had the mental space for that. This year it’s been about catching up, relaxing, tidying, and trying to keep … Continue reading

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Indie Design GAL – last day for the discount!

As promised yesterday, here are my last picks from among the many many patterns eligible for the 25% off sale on Ravelry today (code giftalong2016). In some cases it was the texture that caught my eye, while in others it … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck 2016

I have been lucky enough to attend my 7th New York Sheep & Wool Festival in a row. Sarah & I drove down to Red Hook on Friday and found our accommodations: a little carriage house and met Steve, the … Continue reading

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Long weekend spinning

It has been very very cold this weekend in Ottawa: under -40 degrees with windchill. That means I haven’t been outside much. I’ve had a good long weekend from a knitting perspective, so I’ve allowed myself some spinning time. Now … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: back at it

After all the super skinny singles of December, I wanted to take things a little bit easier in January, so I grabbed a bag of Southern Cross Fibre (Esmerelda on Bond Wool). I split it into quarters and I’ve done … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update plus GAL cowl/scarf suggestions

I managed to power through the rest of my Loop bump this week, watching the colours change:   At some point I’m going to have to start plying! Perhaps this week, although the calendar is starting to fill up. I … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: more of the same

I did finally finish spinning the singles on my Loop bullseye bump. It really took up all the space on the bobbin: Instead of moving on to something that would spin up a little more quickly, I have started another … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update

Why yes, I have still been spinning in my spare moments. Since I last blogged, I have plied the Seraglio from Southern Cross Fibre, giving me about 350 yards of chain-plied loveliness. I wasn’t sure I wanted to keep this … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: 3 bobbins full

I’m happy to report that I’ve been doing quite a bit more spinning this month. I finished up the Seraglio singles that I was working on before (on the right below) and rather than ply it up, I moved right on to … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: the wheel is moving again!

I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog for a while. Part of that was a recent well-earned vacation, which was fantastic. On the other hand, a big part of my disappearance was due to a new back issue. I’ve been dealing … Continue reading

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