Category Archives: handspun

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

Posted in community, handspun, homespun, Knitting in France, spinning, unicorns, yarn | 5 Comments

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

Posted in combed top, combs, community, episode, giveaway, handspun, video | 19 Comments

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

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

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