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Swatches

Knitwear design has taken a back seat to other things in my life during the past couple of years, but I’m back in full designer-mode these days, which makes me happy. I’ve been doing a lot of swatching lately. Here’s … 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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Merino/Bamboo/Sea Cell Sock Yarn

My latest spinning adventure culminated in the successful skein pictured above: 355 yards of fingering weight sock yarn. The fiber was purchased at Stitches West 2012 from Creatively Dyed Yarns. It is 80% superwash merino, 10% bamboo and 10% seacell … Continue reading

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Come Aboard the Pineapple Express

One of the joys of being a spinner is participating in fiber clubs. On a regular basis, your mailbox bulges with a spinner’s delight: a shipment of spinning fiber, at least enough for a small project,  that is most likely … Continue reading

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