Category Archives: homespun

Spinzilla 2017 is Upon Us!

Registration is now open for the funnest (is that finally a word??) fiber event out there–Spinzilla! I’m on team ‘Shuttles Spinners’–sponsored by my favorite Boulder, CO yarn shop, Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins. It’s a fun, festive week of spinners coming … Continue reading

Posted in community, fiber, handspun, homespun, Ravelry, spinning, Spinzilla | 7 Comments

It’s Time to Come Back Home

Hello blogger world. I’m back. It’s the end of my summer and the beginning of a new academic year and I am ready to dust off the blog and get to some writing. You all have given me so much … Continue reading

Posted in community, family, fiber, friends, homespun, stash, summer, Uncategorized, unexpected, yarn | 5 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

Posted in community, handspun, homespun, Knitting in France, spinning, unicorns, yarn | 7 Comments

To Comb or Not to Comb?

**If you are looking for the Pigeonroof Studio’s awesome giveaway, follow this link to YouTube, Episode 3 of the knittingthestash podcast and leave a comment  Ok, dear readers, this one if for the spinners and fiber preppers out there . … Continue reading

Posted in combed top, combs, community, fiber, fiber prep, homespun, plans, tools | 8 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

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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Spinzilla: A First-Timer’s Perspective

I loved it. It was grueling. I tried a lot of new things. My spinning is forever changed. I may not have produced the most yardage (ha!), but I took the week as an opportunity to test myself, to learn … Continue reading

Posted in 3-ply, community, experiment, fiber, homespun, learning, need more fiber, spinning, Spinzilla | 4 Comments