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Episode 142 Live: Rebecca’s Visiting!

We have SPIN GROUP in the morning, prior to the Live Stream. Think about joining us - check out the information here. Thank you for being here today, especially those who were able to make it to the Live Stream. I appreciate your time spent here in this place and me. I hope you feel… Continue reading Episode 142 Live: Rebecca’s Visiting!

Patreon · spinning · videopurls

Episode 47: Mystery Fibre, Socks & Fireside

Thank you to everyone for joining me this week! A special thank you to all Patreon subscribers for their ongoing support of the show and content. Remember to enter the monthly giveaway sponsored by Katrina of Crafty JAKS in the November Episode Thread! This week, I share some fibre that I received from our Mystery… Continue reading Episode 47: Mystery Fibre, Socks & Fireside

Patreon · spinning · videopurls · yarn

Episode 46: Making Mistakes

Thank you to everyone for joining me this week! A special thank you to all Patreon subscribers for their ongoing support of the show and content. Remember to enter the monthly giveaway sponsored by Katrina of Crafty JAKS in the November Episode Thread! This week, I share two spins in progress and a knit in… Continue reading Episode 46: Making Mistakes

cardigan · carding wool · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun

Mammoth of a project. For real.

There is something very satisfying about clearing off the needles and finishing up projects that have languished a long time. One of those projects is this one but not because it was on the needles for eons, mostly it is because it took a long time to spin, ply and finish. This project lasted almost… Continue reading Mammoth of a project. For real.

fibre preparation · norahWHY · spinning · spinzilla · yarn

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.

dyeing · family · handspun · knitting with handspun · socks · yarn

the realm of breed specific yarns.

I am already deviating a little from my February-focus on Textured Yarns. I will continue with that discussion on Monday, but I couldn't wait any longer to chat about this yarn ... There has been much chatter in the knitting and spinning world about ‘breed specific’ yarns. It is a hot topic at the moment… Continue reading the realm of breed specific yarns.

handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · shawl · yarn

my snoqualmie story.

There is something very profound and rewarding about designing, spinning and knitting a yarn. I have talked ad nauseam about the process to create this particular yarn, as well as shared immensely about the spinning and knitting process {and here}. It was quite the project for me to tackle at the end of the year… Continue reading my snoqualmie story.