Category Archives: handspun

Episode 14: Windy WIPs and GIVEAWAY!

In today’s episode, I chat about WIPs while enjoying the outdoors! I also take a look back at some early spinning and knitting work as an encouragement to beginners. And, of course, I feature lots of indie dyers and fiber … Continue reading

Posted in community, episode, fiber, fiber art, FiberTrek, handspun, HedgeHog FIbers, knitting, learning, Loop Pattern, Old Crow Art Yarns, sock yarn, spinning, video, Wild Lily Artisan Fibers, yarn | 7 Comments

Postcard from the Spinning Wheel

Bogga, of Knitting in France, sure makes some beautiful rolags! These were merino, nylon, and Wensleydale. The yarn is a 3-ply: 2 plies from Bogga’s gorgeous rolags and 1 ply from some teal lap waste singles I had left over on … Continue reading

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Episode 12: Combs and a Giveaway!

Happy to launch Episode 12 today, in which I chat about my new (used) English combs, sock and sweater WIPs, sockyarn clubs, a singles spin, and the awesome fiber and yarn of Knitting in France. Plus, a giveaway!! Wahooo! (see below … Continue reading

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Episode 9: A Sweater is Born

In today’s episode, I debut my finished Ebba Pullover, give you a tour of my walking wheel, and show off some lap waste yarn I’ve just finished spinning. Welcome back to those who have been following along and a big … Continue reading

Posted in Ebba Pullover, episode, FO, handspun, knitting, lap waste, spinners and weavers guild, spinning, spinning wheel, sweater, video, walking wheel | 11 Comments

A Riot of Color

I’ve been waiting for one free moment: an opportunity to spin up the wild overdyed fiber I have been thinking about since our guild’s dye day last month. With classes (and grading) finally finished, and winter break upon us, I … Continue reading

Posted in color, combination spin, dyeing, fiber, handspun, help!, plying, spinning, unexpected, wild fiber | 12 Comments

Episode 1: Overdue Introductions

Well, hello there! Two years into this blog, and I think it’s time to introduce ourselves  🙂 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

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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