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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: 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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Rhinebeck shawl

I did have something in mind when I started spinning last week’s yarn. My beautiful Sweet Wine yarn got wound up as soon as it was dry on Saturday: I turned it into another Meander Shawl. I just thought the … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: Sweet Wine

I had a pretty good spinning week. It helped that I was able to spin quite a bit on Friday, which was a PD day. The kids had a quiet hour or so and I managed to finish filling the … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: sunny merino

My main accomplishment this week has been making it to Saturday. I was working during the week at a job site on a contract for the first time in a while. That meant that I had about 6.5 hours less … Continue reading

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Saturday spinning update: a change is good

I finished up the fluffy Polwarth from last week in no time at all. I think I’ve got about 120 yards in about 100g and I’m pretty sure it wants to be a cowl. For now it will have to … 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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Saturday spinning update: spindle spun

This week I finally finished up a spindle spinning project that had been going on for a few months. I split a bag of odds & ends from Into The Whirled into the various colour components and bundled them up … Continue reading

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