Monthly Archives: February 2011

When being a yarn collector pays off

I think I’ve admitted in the past that I’m a yarn collector. I’ve got the bins of gorgeous yarn to prove it. This week it’s actually paid off. Louise posted on my Facebook wall that there was a new laceweight … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – 5 down, 1 to go

I was feeling pretty good about my week. I spun the fourth (of 6) batts from the Cupcake Fiber Company. I did some knitting. I even took a couple of hours to spin up another sample from my December Phat … Continue reading

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It works, it really works

So here’s what I have after yesterday’s knitting efforts: Yarn: 1.5 skeins (~860 yds) of Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Jultomte. Needles: 4 mm (US 6) Pattern: Eiffel Tower Shawl Modifications: added another yo/k2tog row after the border, as seen … Continue reading

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Kinda sorta knitting

So I’ve been knitting a bit recently. I did manage a few rows on my neglected Eiffel Tower Shawl, but it’s not finished. I’ve only got 6 more lace rows to go. I’ve done even less work on my neglected … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – what happened to my week?

I am having trouble believing it’s Saturday again already. I haven’t even posted any knitting stuff this week, but I have been knitting. Honest! I have also been spinning and loving it. Perhaps my week disappeared because today was my … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – a golden ounce

Although flu, colds and various infections have been plaguing our household this week, I still managed to get a bit of spinning done. I was anxious to start working on the lovely golden batts from the Cupcake Fiber Company that … Continue reading

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Another languishing project

Last week I showed you my golden Tudor Ruffles scarf in progress. I’ve got something on the needles that’s older and even closer to being finished. I’m going to show it to you now to shame me into finishing it. … Continue reading

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Knitters helping the world

A while back I had a pictureless post where I stated my intention to make a donation to MSF/DWB each month this year based on my knitting earnings. You already knew that Knitters Without Borders has raised over $1,000,000, right? … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update – ice cream

This week I’ve been trying out a little more work with colour. I started with these two batches of merino from Fleece Artist. The colourway is called “Fleur”, but as I spun I couldn’t help thinking about ice cream: Neapolitan … Continue reading

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Golden yarn

The colour gold has played a big part in my fiber-related activities recently. I don’t remember ever being attracted to this colour other than in the last few years. I started by gradually acquiring some shiny yellowy-gold yarns. And then … Continue reading

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