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My Own Angora Yarn

I’m doing a spinning contest, so I needed to take the yarn off my spindle so I could start spinning the new yarn, a cotton/angora blend. 121 more words

Spinning, practices, and some other thoughts.

I got more wool in the mail today and have very happily resumed spinning. To my (happy) surprise, I’m spinning so much better than my first few tries! 817 more words

Actual Practice

Spin me right round

Here is my latest spin and I am so proud of it! It’s called Pot Luck and I  got 274 yards 2 ply out of 4 oz and I would have to say that it is pretty much a sport weight yarn. 205 more words

Drop Spindle

Hoar de Fleece: the first week

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Spinning all day

Yesterday I wrote that I was spinning constantly and I wasn’t exaggerating. Last night I finished the singles I wrote about and had to force myself not to ply it right away. 248 more words


Tour de Fleece

And… Tour de Fleece is upon us again!  Actually, to be exact, it starts tomorrow.  This will be my third year participating.  If the past two years have taught me anything, it’s that I do loads of spinning during Tour de Fleece, keep going for a bit afterwards and then seem to drop it until the next year’s Tour de Fleece.   276 more words