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Sunday spinning update: a new skein

I took a break from spinning for a couple of weeks. It wasn’t intentional, but I’ve been busy with a variety of things. At the end of this week I finally finished up the third bobbin of merino/silk from Southern … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: two, two shiny bobbins

So much for my grand plans of doing lots of spinning this week. I did accomplish a whole pile of knitting tasks as well as some outstanding errands. I even spent 2 hours visiting my new dentist. I did find … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: more shiny stuff

I’ve been busy knitting away on deadline items. For most of the week my spinning mojo seemed to have deserted me. To nudge things in the right direction, I brought out a bag of fluff I’d been saving for a … 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: 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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Saturday spinning update: ooh, shiny

This was my first week in a very long time working all 5 days, so I’ve been a bit tired and not spinning as much as usual. I did manage to finish all of the singles of the Fleece Artist … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: colour!

As much as I’ve enjoyed spinning 14 oz. of semi-solid coloured Polwarth/silk, I was glad to be finished. Here’s the final skein. It’s about 538 yards of 2 ply in about 112g. It’s lovely. I’m doing some sketching of ideas … 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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