Category Archives: learning

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

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Riot of Color: Sampled

You all might remember my riot of color–the overdyed Fat Cat Knits SW Merino fiber that I was pondering on the bobbin. My guild-mates suggested a mach-up with some solid color; I was originally planning a fractal; and the color … Continue reading

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To-Learn List 2017

In the spirit of lists-past and with an eye towards growing and changing and learning more, I present my 2017 To Learn list in all its promising glory: Practice and get more comfortable with colorwork (fair isle) Be a test-knitter–I … Continue reading

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In Progress: Waiting for Rain

I’ve been working on my second shawl–ever! And I love it. I also think I (finally) have a better understanding of lace. I’m about to finish this up, but I wanted to record the process here at least once. This … 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

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Operation Combination

I have made my selection and spun my first 4oz of fiber . . . operation combination is underway! Here is a wee image essay: the first two images are my two braids; the third is both braids laid out … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Spinning (with) Style

I learned a new spinning technique while watching the live taping of David Keller’s Curious Mondo class; so, naturally, I thought I would share! I call it overhand spinning, but I’m guessing this is a well-known technique with a more specific name … Continue reading

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