Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spinning for a Sweater, Part 3

My first sweater-spin project is coming along nicely. The bundle of Shetland wool above is gradually turning into the skeins of yummy yarn below: Up close, you can see the slight variation in color between the three plies that make … Continue reading

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Making Friends with My Drop Spindle

I first learned how to spin using a drop spindle – one of the most ancient of fiber tools. A local hand dyer (Kristine fromĀ A Verb For Keeping Warm) taught me the basics at a trunk show she and her … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Cowl

Normally I’m a disciplined knitter; I finish what I start before beginning a new project. Because I am currently suffering from multiple project idea disorder, I find it hard to stick to one project for very long. Case in point: … Continue reading

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Spinning for a Sweater, Part 2

For my Spinning For a Sweater Project, I chose English Shetland wool for my fiber. Why, when I could have chosen Merino or Blue Faced Leister, two of (possibly) the most widely spun (and knitted) wool fibers in the hand … Continue reading

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