Monthly Archives: October 2016

Episode 1: Overdue Introductions

Well, hello there! Two years into this blog, and I think it’s time to introduce ourselves ¬†ūüôā I’ll go first! Here is Episode 1 of the knittingtestash podcast that will be a feature of the YouTube¬†channel. This one is a … Continue reading

Posted in community, episode, fiber, handspun, introductions, knitting, podcast, Ravelry, stash, video | 4 Comments

Combed! For the very first time . . .

My wonderful guild-mate, Cathe, lent me her combs for the week and I got right to work! How could I resist?¬†It’s been a long road to combs, though. When I first started spinning and took up fiber prep, I thought … Continue reading

Posted in combed top, combs, community, fiber, fiber prep, technique | 3 Comments

FO: Handspun Falkland 3-Ply

I am super proud of this yarn! The colors, the plies, the consistency. It’s my best so far and I just want to bask in it’s glory for a whole day. So, Tuesday is FO day, this week. Handspun and … Continue reading

Posted in breed, Falkland, FO, handspun, homespun, spinning, unicorns, yarn, yarn-lover | 4 Comments

Spinners Speak: Rachel Smith

As you know, I feel like I found a real treasure last month when ¬†stumbled upon Rachel Smith’s Wool n’ Spinning¬†podcasts. She is an accomplished handspinner, knitter, teacher, and demonstrator. She is the force behind WelfordPurls–an excellent online resource for … Continue reading

Posted in community, handspun, information, interview, Spinners Speak, spinning | 4 Comments

And the Winner is . . .

Thanks to everyone to left me a comment about what kinds of videos you would like to see on the knittingthestash YouTube Channel. I have planned a series of beginning spinning videos that I hope to roll out in the … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Bracelet Plying a 3-Ply Yarn

**Help me celebrate¬†the knittingthestash YouTube channel launch: visit the¬†blogpost OR the channel and enter to win an awesome one-of-a-kind handspun skein of yarn! ¬†All you have to do is leave a comment in either place! The drawing will be this … Continue reading

Posted in 3-ply, Andean ply, bracelet ply, instruction, spinning, technique, tricks and tips, video | 2 Comments

Beginnings (& Don’t Miss the Giveaway!)

**Help me celebrate¬†the knittingthestash YouTube channel launch: visit the blogpost OR the channel and enter to win an awesome one-of-a-kind handspun skein of yarn! ¬†All you have to do is leave a comment in either place! The drawing will be … Continue reading

Posted in cast on, giveaway, knitting, shawl | 4 Comments