Category Archives: merino

KnitCrate June 2018

Some yummy new boxes arrived from KnitCrate for review this month–these are the June Artisan and Sock Crate boxes and the yarn colors are popping for summer!! Soft, superwash merinos, both. Good for socks, shawls, and other fun accessory projects … Continue reading

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FO: Lap Waste 2ply

I loved the singles, posted a video about spinning with lap waste, struggled with the second bobbin and the plying . . .  but in the end, I love her. She is soft and airy and I think she will be … Continue reading

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Troubles with SW Merino

As you know, I have been working on some lap waste that I *think* is SW Merino. I love, love, love the look of my singles! But, I have been worried that things are underspun–despite the fact that 1) I … Continue reading

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Cheers to Knitting the Pretties

Sometimes I stare into my stash or I squish some lovely yarn and I think to myself, “how could I knit this??!”  Yesterday, I pulled out some 80/20 Merino/Nylon fingering yarn from Log House Cottage and had that moment: it’s just … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, caked yarn, celebration, choices, favorites, found, indy dyer, inspiration, merino, special, stash, yarn | 3 Comments

Fractal Spin

Well, folks, I’ve joined the ranks of the fractal spinners–popular as it may be. I had some lovely super wash merino (from Nest Fibers) and I followed Felicia Lo’s advice and poof: a skein of lovely yarn was born. You can … Continue reading

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