Category Archives: batt

Spinzilla: Wednesday’s Report

I have finished about 3 oz. I am currently in the midst of a 4oz 3-ply. This has been a crazy few days! What I have learned so far is that Spinzilla pushes spinners to pull things out of the deep stash, … Continue reading

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Batt Candy II

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Hog Island Part 3: From Raw to Roving!

Yesterday, I talked about some of the troubles I was having with the mill prepared Hog Island roving. My (hair-brained) solution: get a whole fleece. So, when Jay emailed to say it was shearing day, I high-tailed it to the … Continue reading

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Hog Island Part 2: Milled Roving

Ever since I visited the Fingerlakes Woolen Mill last spring, I have been waiting to spin the roving I purchased. It’s been sitting in what has become fondly known as “the wool room”–I mean “guest room”–just waiting for me to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Batt

Like many of you, I’m an online contest junky–if it’s yarn or fiber related, I’m throwing my hat in the ring! Well, I finally got lucky: Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber was sponsoring a “Birth Month” giveaway each week … Continue reading

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Homespun Evolution

I have been spinning since March . . . not all that long. But I have started to produce some actual yarn. I shouldn’t sound so surprised, I guess. But, at first, I guess I really didn’t think of it … Continue reading

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Batt-er Up!

I have been kinda obsessed with the new drum carder (thanks, Spencer and Steve!!) and wanted to show off some of the batts–>rolags I have been able to make as trials for the machine. Since this is only my third … Continue reading

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