Category Archives: homespun

Postcard from the Loom

Spencer spun up some fun fluff the other day and I cleared a few bobbins. “I’ll use it all for the weft!” he said, with some excitement. And he will . . .

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Postcards from the Yarn Room

Happy Thursday everyone! I have roasted myself this week planning events, recovering from other events, teaching, and planning my fiber class for the Middle School kids! So, what I needed to see is a few relaxing pictures of yarn, fresh … Continue reading

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Found: In the Spinning Bag

Sometimes I forget about things . . . like my spinning bag. It’s been a few weeks (gulp) since I’ve had time to devote to spinning; I’ve even been out of town for my usual Saturday spinning meet-ups. The bad … Continue reading

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Life with an Amazon Reviewer

As many of you know, I am not the only one in my household with a hobby. My dear S is quite the Amazon reviewer (#32 in the country!) And he can always use some crowdsourced assistance–check out his reviews … Continue reading

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Diggin the Stash

It’s getting towards the end of the year, a year of re-evaluating the stash of yarn and fiber: acquiring new, passing on some older stuff, learning about the kinds of yarns and fleeces I love and those I can do … Continue reading

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Knitting Revelations!

At long last, I can reveal the project I have been working on for a few weeks: a set of booties and cap for JK and his wife who are expecting a new baby in the fall! This was, as … 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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Spinners Speak: Judy Hogan

I’m happy to announce a new feature on KnittingtheStash: Spinners Speak! I’ll feature hand spinners here: their stories of spinning, tips and tricks, and hopefully–a little bit of inspiration. This is a great opportunity to learn from the folks who … Continue reading

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Look Ma, No Ends! (and some WIP updates)

I learned to spit splice from Carol Feller; more specifically, from her Celtic Cables Craftsy class. I had heard of the technique before, but was a bit put off (not by the spit, mind you), but by the fact that … Continue reading

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This is the first homespun off of my Schacht spinning wheel. Mystery roving (given to me by the woman who sold me the wheel) spun into singles and then plied (2ply). I used an excellent DIY Lazy Kate made by … Continue reading

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