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Fibre Friday

Each week, we all work on various fibre-related things that we are excited to share with one another. Some share on  Instagram (use #fiberfriday – note the American spelling to keep things simple on Instagram!) but some of us still blog about our fibre-y pursuits. If you’d like to join in, blog and post a photo of your fibre pursuits, link up and share with the rest of the community what you’ve been working on! It’s a great way to stay motivated, inspired and surrounded by a community of fellow handspinners, knitters and crafters in general! Please keep it fibre-related, friends.

This week was quite full and I am looking forward to a full working weekend, as is my usual. A little piece of equipment has been keeping me sane through it all – guild Tuesday night, Norah climbing out of her crib all week and finally putting her in a bed last night, speaking at the Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild yesterday, and hot sunshine that has left us all feeling tired at the end of each day. A great mail day last week, I bought two little capar spindles from Natural Knot Wood in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and am loving these quick little devils – they are so fun! I’m spinning up some Panda from the Spinning Socks Six Pack from Sweet Georgia Yarns a few years ago. It’s perfect fibre for these fast little Turkish spindles.

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I’m also making working steadily on my Pommier Vest, which is slow slow slow. I’ve been working on it steadily but for some reason, the brioche collar is taking forever. In the past, I have knit brioche very quickly – this is just tedious. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I haven’t been able to sit down and really work on it in one good session? Probably. Collars have never been particularly labour intensive for me – they tend to go very quickly. This one just isn’t fitting that bill. The lovely thing about this vest, however, is that when the collar is finished, I am finished the entire knit! No sleeves! Whoot!

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I hope you’ll link up below and join in! Feel free to grab the button below and share it on your own blog!

Use following code to place a button on your page/blog::

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Below is the link up list of everyone participating – I hope you’ll join us!
  1. Be sure that the link you submit is to the URL of your blog post, not your main blog or a previous FibreFriday post (for future).
  2. Include a link back to this post so that others can find it easily and join in!
  3. Any troubles, just email me and I’ll be happy to help :: rachel [at] welfordpurls [dot] com.

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