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Episode 8 :: Lazily Eating Ice Cream

The Wool n’ Spinning Podcast Episode 8 :: Lazily Eating Ice Cream August 2015 I say in the beginning that this won't be published until NEXT weekend as I am waiting on something. If that something comes, there will be an extra episode in August!  For show notes, see below. If I haven’t linked to… Continue reading Episode 8 :: Lazily Eating Ice Cream

spinning

the roadbug.

There are many, many, many spinning approaches out there and each does the exact same thing: Spin fibre into yarn. There are any number of saxony, castle, Norwegian, modern, electric and spindle (Charkha, quill, etc) wheels, not to mention supported, drop and Turkish spindles. The list could go on and on … and on. We… Continue reading the roadbug.

handspun · spinning · Tour de Fleece · yarn

spun from stash and comparing knitted samples.

Per my agreement with my No. 1 partner (aka my husband), I am spinning from stash for much of the rest of the year. We have two festivals in the fall that I faithfully attend :: Knit City and The Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild Artisan’s Sale. Knit City always promises some really interesting and… Continue reading spun from stash and comparing knitted samples.

handspun · spinning · yarn

the proverbial fence.

There are many posts out there about superwash yarn and how it is made. I think it’s important to be informed about the process, and like Bren says of the Snerb Yarn blog, then you can make a decision either way to include it in our crafting rotation of spinning and knitting. I’m on the… Continue reading the proverbial fence.