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Knitter. Spinner. Pirate.

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After a wait which seemed like a very long time but was in reality only about three weeks, my custom yarn blend from World of Wool has arrived! Here it is still in the bag, which gives a pretty good idea of the eventual overall colour once it’s all spun…
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It’s a month from the end of the Tour de Fleece, and my combospin is all spun, plied, overplied, cable-plied, skeined, soaked, thwacked, and dried! The singles were quite fine, because I knew the eventual yarn was going to be made up of four strands. I…
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Mom told me that she’d been teaching her granddaughters (my niecelings) to knit, that all three of them had caught on, and that I should bring a project to her house so that we could all knit together. As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t have…
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These two socks have been stuck at the heels for a few weeks already, and they were holding me up. I like to turn heels when I’m by myself and can keep track of where I am in the process, or inevitably something goes wrong and I have to rip back. I…
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Last week I mentioned ordering the sample pack of Buoy Blend fibre from Hipstrings, and today it arrived! The package had a cute sticker on it: I got six one-ounce samples. They’re crisp but not crunchy and smell deliciously sheepy. Seriously, I have…
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Last weekend, in the middle of the Tour de France, I taught a new spinner to make fluff into yarn… and then I sold Patience, the Ashford Traditional, to her. I’m a little wistful, but mostly happy – the poor wheel had been little more than decoration for…
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It’s that time again! Time for the Tour de France Fleece! For the second year, I’ve joined Team Combospin – but this year I’m going for something far less ambitious, and picked out an eight-ounce project. I have four ounces each of Falkland and a…
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I don’t know if I’ve ever gone from buying something to finishing it as quickly as this – the silk that I bought at MDSW, not even two months ago, is spun and plied. I decided to chain-ply it, and as a result it’s slightly thicker than I’d originally…
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Last weekend Michael and I went to a Knit in Public event at a local winery, where we met up with friends, drank wine, and worked on our respective socks. This weekend I had the opportunity to go with my mom to her LYS, Laughing Sheep! We spent a while…
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I’m working on a new sock design! This is “Tess’ Designer Yarns Super Socks & Baby” in a tonal amber that I bought at MDSW some years ago, and am pleased to finally be knitting with. I like how it’s working up; the stitch definition is good for this…
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