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norah sparkles

Recently, Norah asked for some new sweaters to add to her ‘collection’ – she has a drawer full of hand knit sweaters from when James was a baby and I knit quite a few then for both kids to wear. Sadly, they are now too small but she continues to want them in her dresser… Continue reading norah sparkles

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playful stripes

Recently, we traveled on the ferry to see my family, who live on Vancouver Island. The night before, as I was packing to get ready to go, Norah asked for the first time ever to wear her handknit purple sweater I’d made her for Christmas 2015. The kids never wore their sweaters because I’d made… Continue reading playful stripes

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Episode 53: Mardi gras, tiny cardigan & more colour

Thank you for tuning in this week! I chat about my newest spin in progress from Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre, a teaser is shared about Wool n’ Spinning Radio, a cardigan for Norah from some old handspun, and lastly, more chatter about the Colour Studies I’m working on. I hope you enjoy the show! For… Continue reading Episode 53: Mardi gras, tiny cardigan & more colour

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Christmas Activities

There has been a serious lack of crafting around here this month! I ran out of my making mojo at the end of November, realising that for the first time in a long time, I needed a really good break from making. I think this came on the heels of some other life changes that… Continue reading Christmas Activities

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on a roll …

I seem to be on a proverbial roll over here with singles yarn. I spun a third skein of singles after receiving an extra slow whorl for my Jumbo flyer, which I had ordered a few weeks ago. I am still missing the slow whorl but hope to add that next month. It will complete… Continue reading on a roll …

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Dancing with Shetland.

One of the recurring themes for me this year has been large quantity spins, usually referred to as ‘sweater spins’ in the handspinning community. I think this may be because people generally think of sweater quantities of yarn to be a sort of magnum opus for beginning spinners. As I was learning to spin, I… Continue reading Dancing with Shetland.

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textured yarn revisited.

For the month of February, I am focusing on my learning I experienced throughout the Christmas holidays and early New Year around textured yarns. Here is the third installment :: After tackling all of the core spinning, I decided I wanted to look at thick and thin yarns or slub yarns. Back to my wheel… Continue reading textured yarn revisited.