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Episode 80 LIVE: This is what happens when I don’t podcast for a while …

Today, we chatted about new beginnings and changes in our home life. We discovered how I build my spinner's control cards, my thought process and some examples, as a result of a question asked. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to approach me in the Ravelry group or here! Next, we explored many finished spins from the past couple of weeks which are finished because I haven't been podcasting! This is what happens when there's a bit of a break! haha Lastly, I share a new, non-handspun project that is part of our ongoing Stashdown CAL (craft-along) on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy the show!

knitting · socks · yarn

in a tavern.

These aren’t technically done as I still have ends to weave in but the light outside was perfect to photograph my newly finished socks. There’s nothing particularly unique about these – they are my stand-by vanilla sock recipe that fits perfectly and provide great on-the-go projects. I start the toes on at home, then tuck… Continue reading in a tavern.

handspun · spinning · yarn

what do I want the handspun to look like?

I have been contemplating how to write this post for a long time. It’s about the yarns we spin. There are many factors to take into consideration when we spin fibre. Some things that I take into consideration about the finished yarn when I am thinking about a project are strength, wearability (ie. What am… Continue reading what do I want the handspun to look like?

spinning

progress. slow and steady.

I thought I would just stop in quickly this week while we are in the midst of fighting off bugs and flu to show you what I’ve been working on in the evenings. This isn’t going particularly fast but I have enjoyed this spin thus far. This is the second of 4 ounces from Sweet… Continue reading progress. slow and steady.

handspun · norahWHY · shawl · yarn

the heat of summer.

We have been having some difficulty lately with the littlest Tuna not sleeping very well or for very long. She seems to settle for about 45 minutes to an hour for one, maybe two naps per day. At night, she sleeps for about 4 hours from midnight until sometime around 4am. We went through this… Continue reading the heat of summer.

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handspun magic socks.

I thought this project would be a quick one … boy, was I wrong! After spinning up the fibre during Tour de Fleece, which I spoke and wrote about at length here, here and here so I will not repeat myself by writing about it again here, but I think I sort of burned out… Continue reading handspun magic socks.

cardigan · knitting · spinning · sweater · Tour de Fleece · yarn

tour de fleece. finale.

I wanted to share with you my final projects for Tour de Fleece. While I am sad that it is over, I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects on Instagram and Ravelry. Rather than write and edit a post containing everything I finished, as well as started, I thought I would record a video post again!… Continue reading tour de fleece. finale.