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Back to Spinning

I was sick a day a couple of weeks ago and took a few moments to assemble my wheel and check to see what maintenance it needed after sitting in storage for nine months. some hello yarn fiber club from a while ago It works. It needs some oiling (yes, the Lendrums will take a […]

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Back On the Wheel

I started spinning this around Thanksgiving. Then the holidays and my knee injury intervened. It sat and waited. hello yarn fiber club, september 2007, 21 micron merino, maldives My knee has finally healed to a point where I can sit and spin for a while again and Maryland Sheep + Wool inspired me to get […]

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Mollusc Wensleydale

My goal was a manos-like fairly low-twist single. I didn’t quite get that, but close enough. I started out spinning from the fold but didn’t like how thin I was making it, so I switched to spinning it long-draw. I’m still having some issues making myself treadle slower than I draft. There was also a […]

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red red red!

Admin: A couple of people have been having problems leaving comments. Can you please shoot me an email if you are? Thanks! -=- It’s no secret that red is my favorite color. red merino Can you blame me? This is my first 3-ply on a wheel. The fiber is a kettle-dyed merino from handpaintedyarn.com/Malabrigo. It […]

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Just Spinning My Wheel

I’m planning a sweater knit out of handspun [!], and while I seem to like the immediacy of 2-ply, I know a 3-ply is probably better for the sweater. The problem is, I’ve never spun a 3-ply on my wheel. So I pulled out 210g of merino roving in vermillion (a very accurate description of […]

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Aggravating and Not

Things that have contributed to my RSI pain in the past week: hockey, yardwork, housework, knitting, cooking, dogs, cat, husband, Guitar Hero 2, work, sleep, and the computer. Thing that has not aggravated the RSI: spinning. OK then. a Grafton Fibers merino poof a basket of pre-drafted fiber (half a batt) one bobbin done, fiber […]

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Spinning and More Spinning

I’m not sure what motivated me to “get ta spinnin’.” Maybe it was Kelly’s (Kelp! Knits) recent spinning on the wheel she’s borrowing. Or maybe it was Noricum (Soapbox) spindle spinning while staying out of town. Or maybe it was the posts in the Hello Yarn groups on flickr (Hello Yarn Fiber Club pool, Hello […]

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No Progress Pictures

I really want to post about the BSJ I am knitting, but I can’t get any pictures right now because my camera needs some TLC (from me, but still TLC). The BSJ is the longest. knit. ever! I think it is going to take me another month to finish. I didn’t think I was that […]

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Sample Spinning

This is another “new” process that I normally don’t do. I spun and plied up a sample of the Hello Yarn superwash merino I prepped yesterday. just a quick sample I spun and plied this sample in about 20 minutes. I was tinkering with takeup, drafting techniques, spin introduced, and plying. I think I will […]

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Obsessions

Kristina (Yarnsticks) asked yesterday what we are all currently obsessing over. I responded in her comments, but though I’d also elaborate a little about one of my current obsessions. 4oz of superwash merino from Hello Yarn (big top) Spinning is at the top of my list right now. I have been thinking about learning new […]

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