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It's Sweater (Spinning & Knitting) Weather

A couple weeks ago I shared this image of all the grey yarn I’d prepped for Spinzilla…

It’s 28oz in total of a Merino + Tussah Silk blend from… 669 more words

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Deep Purple Alpaca Blend

Spun, plied and still waiting to be washed. This 1 lb. skein of wool/alpaca/silk is soft and thick.  My first wheel spun, wheel plied yarn turned out well. 34 more words

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There has been a return of my Royal Show entries. I was so unwell when I spun some of them, and had no option but to submit things already dyed rather than dye to purpose, that I was surprised to win any prize at all on these grounds–and then, there are much better spinners than me! 258 more words

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And Now, Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Things went very, very quiet last week thanks to a little event called Spinzilla. Because the whole idea of Spinzilla is to spin as much as you can in a week, it means you get to attempt to drop everything for that week and churn out some serious yardage. 985 more words

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next up to spin...

I’ve dug through my stash and decided tonight I’ll start spinning up these two braids of NZ Merino that I bought on Etsy from Heavenlywools.co.nz ..I think they’ll look good when plyed together..

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finally finished that yarn..

I took this pic yesterday…its 324meters, 11-12wpi, Sport /Dk spun from superwash merino & polwarth/merino.. I’ve popped on a pic of the superwash merino bobbin that I plyed with my other bobbin from my previous post…

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Today on my wheel...

It’s been quiet here because Spinzilla is happening!

This isn’t even all of it! A sweater is coming forthwith!

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