Archive for the 'spinning' Category

Crazy for You

In between working on Celtic Dreams, I have been working on my first sock from my Great Balls of Fire handspun. just past the heel I’m still enjoying knitting this yarn, despite the very plain stockinette on US0. I am magic looping it with Knit Picks circulars — my favorite cable on all circular needles […]

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Dear Teyani and Klaus at Crown Mountain Farms

Thank you for creating the softest, best-prepared superwash fiber I have touched. I constantly found myself wondering if the Sock Hop Roving is really superwash merino! It is so enjoyable to spin, and such a great value! If you’re a spinner, go buy some! $17 for 8 oz of handpainted superwash merino is a great […]

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Simply Orange

E (Poking My Eyes Out) asked me earlier this week what I was spinning. “Oh, the rest of my orange-red-purple superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms.” E, “You are in an orange phase!” Hmm… the sunroom we recently renovated and the contrast wall I picked the main floor bathroom, semi-recently renovated, with orange bath mat […]

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A Cold and Bad Lighting Make For a Bad Blogger

…but it’s been a week since I’ve posted. I have been reading Rhinebeck posts and salivating at the sight of so. much. fiber. Today, I stayed home from work sick (after a scary vertigo spell yesterday) and: Finished the back of the heavily-modified Sienna Cardigan (holiday gift!): I’m not really crooked, I just haven’t been […]

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Halfway

I’ve spun up half of my Great Balls of Fire Sock Hop roving from Crown Mountain Farms. goodness gracious I am completely addicted to this stuff. It spins so easily. I discovered near the middle of the first 4oz that I could spin it a lot finer than I was, but I really want a […]

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Recent Obsessions

I’ll write more about these later. For now, just a sneak peak: sock hop roving — great balls of fire trekking xxl in #76 rowanspun aran in autumn rowan all seasons cotton in dusky and blackcurrant

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Wednesday is Spinning Day

I have deemed Wednesday as my spinning day. I’ve been bad recently about spinning up my fiber stash, and since I just had some absolutely gorgeous stash enhacement thanks to an order I placed with Crown Mountain Farms (I can’t recommend them enough!), I really need to work through the stash. Yesterday I only had […]

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Handspun, Handknit

I spin infrequently. I love it, but sometimes it’s just a hassle to pull out the wheel and set up my spinning area and have the time to do it without having to get up to take care of laundry/dogs/cat/husband every few minutes. That said, I still manage to finish spinning up fiber project every […]

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