Monthly Archives: June 2016

Handspun to Handknit!

Whoa! I have finally achieved some kind of nirvana: I am actually knitting with my handspun, crazy! AND, the 2ply yarn is thin enough to be used for a fingering weight shawl I’ve had my eyes on for a while … Continue reading

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Weaving Papers

As you know, my dear Spencer has taken on the loom. He is an experimenter–and happily so. When he learned to knit, as you might remember, he told me emphatically “I don’t do patterns.” And his first woven cloth is … Continue reading

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Going Natural

There are always debates about superwash wool–is it good, bad, ugly, lovely, useful? We know it takes dye well and it can be an excellent choice for garments or blankets or socks that need a lot of washing. But, some … Continue reading

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Our Warped Loom

Why yes, it was a grand undertaking and yes, it *looked* a bit of a fright early on, but thanks to the help of Beth (CU-Spinners and Weavers Guild member extraordinaire), we warped this baby! The process took us about … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Haps

It’s here. It’s here! At long last, Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford’s The Book of Haps This project, like her last, Yokes, is an excellent amalgam of informative essays and patterns. You can read my review of Yokes here. As Davies … Continue reading

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KnitStars: New Online Classes!

You all know that I like to take online knitting and spinning classes–in part because getting to the fiber festivals or bigger cities where classes are offered can be tricky, particularly with work and childcare schedules.  I’ve discussed some of the … Continue reading

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FO: Lap Waste 2ply

I loved the singles, posted a video about spinning with lap waste, struggled with the second bobbin and the plying . . .  but in the end, I love her. She is soft and airy and I think she will be … Continue reading

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Guild Event Planning

Just this past week, I realized I need to get into Guild-mode! My gig as VP started as of May and I need to get a list of events lined up so that they can be printed in the annual … Continue reading

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Walking Dead . . . Mini Skeins?

As many of you have guessed by now, I am a bit of a Walking Dead fan; so, when LBArtYarns decided to release a mini-skein collection of her TWD colorways, I was psyched. But, as sometimes happens, I am at … Continue reading

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Summer Blankets

Summer is officially a week away! In the meantime, a new blanket is in the works. Summer + Blanket? Oxymoron? Well, yes and no: it’s been about 55-65 degrees here for the last week and so, I’ve been personally fine … Continue reading

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