Tag Archives: Louet Julia

Saturday spinning update: cabled yarn

This week I tried something new to me when it comes to plying. I started to spin some Corriedale. It’s Distant Thunder from┬áSouthern Cross Fibre. In the past I’ve not been very thrilled about spinning Corriedale, so I was relieved … Continue reading

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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: 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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Saturday spinning update: semi-solid spinning

This week I’ve started spinning up some of the lovely bags of Polwarth/Silk (75/25) that I have from Southern Cross Fibre. First up were the smallest bits. I had a combo bag that included 1 oz of Lizard. It became … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: gradient bliss

This week I managed to chain ply the first 3 oz braid of my gradient BFL/silk from Turtlepurl. It started out as two matching braids that can be spun into gradient yarn. I’ve chosen to chain ply each braid. I … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: green and purple

I missed a spinning update post last weekend because I was at Rhinebeck. I was, however, actively spinning. I took my little Golding with me along with the green┬áCorgi Hill Farm merino that had already been to Paris. Whenever I … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: quick batt

I didn’t want to spend too much time spinning this week to give my recovering back a bit of a break. I took out the 50g batt that I got at The Purple Purl in Toronto: The label says “Jenn’s … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: slow clean up, part 2

I recently received a little memory stick containing this book: Why? I’ve got some lovely supported spindles & I lack the knowledge of exactly what to do with them. Susan (fleegle) has spent a lot of time putting together a … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: Sweet Georgia

Last September when I got my wheel (at Just Knitting in Carleton Place) I also got some lovely SweetGeorgia superwash merino to spin up. This week’s braid was Stella: Lovely, no? I divided it up into 4 equal amounts. The … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: soft merino

This week I spun up some merino from a lovely local dyer. Genevieve (Turtlepurl on Artfire & Etsy) dyed up this braid of superwash merino in a colourway called “Berry Picking”. I spun it on my Louet Julia. I split … Continue reading

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