Tag Archives: Spinning

Annual Freaky Time, plus knitting & spinning

Why, hello there. Yes, I dropped off the blog for a while. It’s been a long, weird winter here; as I type this, we are expecting freezing rain or hail or sleet or fire and brimstone tomorrow (depending on the … Continue reading

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Monday, give or take an hour of daylight

Last post, I was debating the all-consuming First World Problem of Clasps versus No Clasps on my Sandrilene: Yes, the clasps themselves are pretty.  Yes, I was incredibly clever and added glass flower beads to each sewn point. Yes, they … Continue reading

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the joy of fleece

I am back from my last-minute whirlwind trip to Michigan over the weekend. I badly needed a mental health break, and there just happened to be a class with the amazing Deb Robson this weekend, at the wonderful lair of … Continue reading

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are we there yet?

The last post ended with this: That same yarn has now been transformed into this: Woot! A sweater body for Sandrilene, or most of one, anyway. Even better: It appears to fit. Even better #2: That photo was taken a … Continue reading

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Let the-Games-that-Shall-not-be-Named Begin

So, the Tour de Fleece ended last week, and I am pretty proud of my efforts. 642 yards of 3-ply silk/BFL, washed and ready to go. I was truly thrilled with how consistent the yarn was overall: During this photoshoot, … Continue reading

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finishing and fluff

Important News: Dusty has approved my BFL/Silk batts. He says that anything this close to the colour of his own fur is divine. I know you are all as relieved to hear this as I am. Bins of Batts I’ve … Continue reading

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TdF Day 7: Rolling more-or-less merrily along

Continuing the Saga of the Sweater Batts Once I spun up a three-ply sample from the Romney batts, I started having serious doubts. I wore the sample around my arm for a while, so I could see how we got … Continue reading

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