New Life For Botched Sweaters

I have a few sweaters that I have spent months working on, only to find they are quite large.  I have folded them up and shoved them in a closet as reminders of past failures.  At least I got the construction right, I tell myself.  At least that dang gauge swatch was dead-on, I would […]

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Spinning Improvements

I’m getting better!  I actually managed plying, washing and making a skein.  I am making spinning improvements.  I’m really enjoying my Craftsy class. I used a combination of wool roving I got from the SAFONA fiber festival.  I used Shetland (so far my favorite to work with) Jacob, Portuguese, and Blue Face Leicester Bottom roving.  […]

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My First and Second Handspun

I’ve been working through Craftsy’s Spindling:  From Fluff to Stuff  class.  It’s interesting!  I’ve been wanting to spin my own yarn for a while now, and a drop spindle seemed like a good place to start, as is this class.  After a few attempts, I got this tangled mess in Exhibit A, my first handspun. […]

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