Tag Archives: Falkland

Sunday spinning update

It’s been a wonderful weekend for me. I spent a relaxing and fun time at the Needler’s Retreat in Gananoque. I spent about half of the week preparing to go, it seems, so I didn’t quite have enough time to … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: leaps and bounds

Yes, it’s Monday. I wrote this post on Sunday but somehow forgot the important step of pressing the “Publish” button. I also managed to get 12 hours of sleep last night, so perhaps this week will move a little more … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: half way

One thing I’ve wanted to do since I got back from Rhinebeck is to use my new TravelKate to make a 4 ply yarn. This past week I got a start on filling up some bobbins. I took Nevermore (a … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: yarn!

It took ages (almost a month) to spin this, but I finally have yarn! I have 2 skeins of Jewelled Seas, both of them 9-ply (chain plied & then chain plied again). The singles were rather skinny, because even though … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: getting there

Hmph. I’m still working away on my very skinny singles of Jewelled Seas on Falkland wool. It’s easy to spin, but apparently you actually have to put some time in to make progress. I did manage to get through about … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: one bobbin done

It seems like I’m still not quite back into doing as much spinning as I might have hoped. I did manage to finally finish up the first 4 ounces of Jewelled Seas (Southern Cross Fibre on Falkland) this week: I … Continue reading

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Sunday spinning update: not much progress

I was going to post yesterday, then I thought that perhaps I’d actually get some spinning done. I didn’t quite meet my goal of a full bobbin. The strange thing for me is that this was my first week in … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: gorgeous greens

My original colour love is green. I’ve tried to branch out and work in lots of other colours. My golden phase is still not over and I love deep bright blues. When I am looking for something for me, though, … Continue reading

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2012 Spinning in review

I’ve had a lot of fun spinning this year, and today I’ve spent some time looking back to see exactly what I did. I spun a wider range of fibers than before: Merino, Falkland, Rayon, Corriedale, Cashmere, Jacob, Targhee, Romney, … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: plied!

I had a whole bobbin full of singles from an Into The Whirled Falkland batt last week. This week I managed to chain ply it for another lovely colour-changing skein. Here it is wound up after washing: And re-skeined, it’s … Continue reading

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