Tag Archives: Briar Rose Fibers

Back from vacation!

I took a bit of an unplanned vacation from the blog. It turns out that between work and multiple trips for family vacation I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with the blog. I’ve been knitting … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: yarn!

At long last I finished spinning up the Briar Rose BFL yarn. I filled the 3 bobbins and plied them together using my wonderful smooth TravelKate. The result is about 370 yards in 175g. As usual, I’ve got no particular … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck 2014

I’ve been going to Rhinebeck for 5 years now. At some point in that time, my goals have changed from it being a yarn and fiber acquisition trip to mostly visiting with people. Don’t get me wrong, I still spend … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: Briar Rose

A few weeks ago I noticed that I had a few bigger lots of fiber (more than just 100g) sitting in the stash and I decided to tackle one. Out came a 6 oz ribbon of reddish-orange BFL from Briar … Continue reading

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Tour de France KAL: prize preview

On Saturday July 5th, the Tour de France kicks off in Yorkshire. We’ll be celebrating and following along with the race in my Ravelry group with my 5th annual Tour de France (TdF) Knit Along (KAL). This year’s design is … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: future spinning

It was a beautiful day today at Rhinebeck. I had one of my Goldings with me and some purple Fleece Artist merino. I got a little bit done. I also picked up some things that will help me spin in … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: my new precioussssss

Yes, I managed to ply up the beautiful silk from Briar Rose. I got about 960 yards in 98g for the first skein, and then I plied the remainder from the second bobbin together for about 250 yds in 25g. … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: shiny

I’ve managed to spin up the second half of the beautiful copper-coloured silk from Briar Rose. It took ages because I’m spinning thin singles. So far so good! Now I’ve got to spend a few hours plying before I find … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: copper

I finally worked up the courage to take a go at spinning the amazing silk I bought from┬áBriar Rose at Knitting Camp. It’s matching my goal almost exactly. I’ve got very fine singles and when I let them curl back … Continue reading

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Knitting Camp: what I brought home

I did manage to find a few items to bring back home from Knitting Camp. The star of the bunch for me is this ginormous book: Designs and Patterns from Muhu Island: A Needlework Tradition from Estonia. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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