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Bit of forward planning.

So, I have an actual plan this time! This is a rare thing for me 😉

I have carefully weighed out my fibre  (120g) and then split each colour in half so that I can make two similar singles that can be plied together. 77 more words


Luck of the draw for my spindles

A new spinning project was inspired by this month’s challenge theme in the Spindlers group on Ravelry:  favourite places.

This special 50% merino/ 50% silk braid is hand-dyed by Mandie at Sheepy Time Knits, and was a door prize that I amazingly won at… 401 more words


It's ready!

It doesn’t look as exciting when it’s all balled up and I have no idea what I’ll do with it yet but I have roughly 560m (I think) of cream and blue merino/ BFL blend. 73 more words


Just keep spinning

Have you ever just started something and you don’t want to stop? I keep having to give myself reasons to put down my fibre (they mostly involve having to feed the children or clean something, I’m not yet convinced they are good reasons). 32 more words


I found a new fibre love

I don’t know what it is about working with wool that just seems to quiet everything around me and make me happy.

Today I have been learning how to spin yarn. 103 more words


H.O.T.S. - Hot Off The Spindle / New Wheel Imminent 

That’s right. I don’t yet have a spinning wheel, so all of my handspun is done on a drop spindle. I used to make everything on a pretty good sized Kromski top whorl, but I got a small (just over 1 oz.) Turkish drop spindle for Christmas. 278 more words

Sock Yarn

Ripit Ripit

Sunday morning Jake and I went into the town on the edge of our University’s campus and had some lovely coffee and mocha muffins. On a whim, I asked him if he’d like to accompany me into the rustic gift/fabric store across the way. 448 more words