Category Archives: Spinning

Fractal Spun Fun

Typically fractal spun yarn is produced by dividing a long braid of roving in half lengthwise. One half is kept intact, while the subsequent piece is divided once again and perhaps in half yet again. The 1st half is spun … Continue reading

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Reverse Magic

Are you a spinner? Have you ever bought some roving because the colors looked so beautiful only to find the finished yarn to be a big disappointment because the colors just didn’t work together? This happened to me recently, but … Continue reading

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Bunnies!!

A few weeks ago, I stopped in at our neighborhood hardwear store. I had a melt down when I walked in and saw some baby bunnies for sale… They were tiny and fluffy and so dang cute! That night, I … Continue reading

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Fox Paws – Not Your Average Knitting Pattern

Have you ever seen a knitting pattern and instantly knew you HAD to make it? It’s happened to me more than once. My latest must do pattern was Fax Paws by Zandy Peters. What’s more I knew right away that … Continue reading

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Raising Silk Worms!

They say that interesting people have interesting friends. I must be pretty interesting, if you go by that! Take a look at what one of my friends has been up to! She’s been raising Silk Worms! I’m so jealous… Now … Continue reading

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Plying with Thread

I go to a spinning event every year and always come home with a door prize or two. This past weekend I decided to spin up one of them. A beautiful hand dyed BFL roving. It spun up nice and … Continue reading

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Interweave Yarn Fest Trip

I had the opportunity to go to Yarn FestĀ  in Loveland Colorado last weekend. It was fabulous. It wasn’t as large a show as I had anticipated. SAFF for instance in North Carolina is much bigger. But there were some … Continue reading

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A St. Patrick’s Day Story!

The sun crept in through a crack in the drapes and laid it’s delicate hand across my face. The small dog asleep at my side stirred and wriggled closer to me in an effort to pause the day. But the … Continue reading

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Spring Time is Lambing Time!

Gulf Coast Roving for sale! It’s Lambing Season! I have a very good friend who raises Gulf Coast Native Sheep here in South Georgia. This is the perfect breed for our area. And here’s why. These sheep have been bred … Continue reading

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New Look for an Old Wheel

Lately I’ve been side glancing at other spinning wheels. I’ve had my Kromski Sonata for many years now and like most people, I long for a change now and then. The only thing is… I LOVE my Sonata! So why … Continue reading

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