Category Archives: yarn

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

Posted in community, Dinali Sweater, episode, giveaway, gradient spin, handspun, Japanese stitch dictionary, Knit Together Project, Linus Shawl, sock yarn, Spin-Off, spinners and weavers guild, spinning, Spinzilla, swatch, sweater, unexpected, variegated yarn, video, yarn | Leave a comment

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

Posted in chain ply, community, Finnsheep, gradient yarn, handspun, plying, Polypay, Shetland, Spin-Off, spinning, Spinzilla, yarn | 13 Comments

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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FO: Shawl Linus

What’s that you say? I left my shawl in the bushes? No, no, no . . . it’s not my shawl! It’s Spencer’s new scarf! I must say, this Into the Whirled colorway has been transformed by Annett Cordes’ simple … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Stash

So, I’ve just finished my modified Georgetown–more on that later! And this is my 5th sweater for the year! Whoa. And it means I have worked through all of my sweater yarn stash, with the exception of some Brooklyn Tweed … Continue reading

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