Category Archives: yarn

Episode 27: Creative Comeback . . .

. . . with a special guest!!! Spencer is here to talk HATS! So happy to be feeling creative again and out of deep survival mode. Episode 27 is waiting for you! I discuss FOs: the Manning Park Hat and … Continue reading

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A Manning Park Hat for Him

Laura Dear has a lovely pattern that I’ve spoken about before: The Manning Park Hat  It’s warm (with a double, turned brim), classy and fun! The color work is easy and the crown decreases make a lot of sense to … Continue reading

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Pod-versary GIVEAWAY!

My dear fiber folk . . . the podcast has been around for an entire year! That means 25 episodes by the end of October, 2017! Whoa! Thank you for showing up, watching, commenting, and making me feel right at … Continue reading

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Episode 24: Expertise

Welcome fiber folk! Episode 24 is now live and I have a lot to share with you about the Knit Together Project, Spinzilla, an FO, and Spencer’s sweater–at long last there is a swatch! Come hang out with me for … Continue reading

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Spinzilla 2017 Report

Hello fiber folk! Spinzilla is officially over and I have completed my tallies . . . proud to say that I managed to spin about 1000 Spinzilla yards more this year than last year! Yay! And, as always, this experience … Continue reading

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How To: Spinning a Gradient Yarn

Howdy fiber folk! It’s Spinzilla . . . so no podcast this weekend (I am devoting every minute I can spare to time with my Ladybug–and family, of course!) But, *for* Spinzilla, I spun a gradient yarn, so, I decided to … Continue reading

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Ready for Spinzilla!

I cleaned my wheel. I cleared my bobbins. I gathered and sorted my fiber. I am ready. This year, I’ll be spinning a gradient (and chain plying it); I have 5oz of Finn and 2.5oz of Polypay (all white) to … Continue reading

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