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My latest spinning adventure began with this pretty braid from Pigeonroof Studios: 40% merino/40% superwash merino/20% silk I spun the first half at home on my Schacht Ladybug. Then I began the second bobbin and ventured out with my spinning wheel to knitting night at Starbucks. Now we are known to have fun at knitting […]

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Proud as a Peacock

Did we have pie for Easter? Did I make hot cross buns after my husband mentioned they sounded really good? Did I think hard enough to purchase the ingredients for a salad and mix it up to take with us? No. No. No. I was busy spinning yarn. My second finished yarn. Plied Saturday afternoon […]

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My first “real” yarn. As in, an entire ball of fibre spun consistently from beginning to end, plied and finished. Here’s the story. Fiber from Knit Picks. 100% Wool of the Andes Roving, color Bare. Singles…as they appear after being slid off the spindle shaft. Worsted spun. Shown with a coin for size perspective. Pretty […]

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Color Affection

It’s here! It came in the mail yesterday…and I am already into the second section. The yarn is fabulous. Very springy and not splitty at all. Pure joy to knit. You’re thinking, “Um, Color Affection? Why are you posting black and white photos?” Those are color photos, baby. Yes, the yarn is three perfect shades […]

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All in a Day’s Work

I’ve added a new hobby: spinning. No, I don’t have a spinning wheel. I have no room for such a thing plus I have Joey the Engineer who would be constantly messing with it. No, thanks. I do enjoy using spindles, though. Today I have my largest cop (ball of yarn wound on a spindle) […]

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