Tag Archives: Spinning

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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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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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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My Sheep are Ready for Spring…

I know we have it pretty easy down here in South Georgia, but tell that to my sheep… They are ready for spring and the shearing that comes with it! That’s Calvin, he is not my best fiber sheep. His … Continue reading

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Time for Some Madder Root Dye – Naturally!

I’m still working on my Natural Dye project. Today I’d like to share my Madder Root dye day with you. Madder Root is the root of the Rubia tinctorum, but the plant is more commonly known as Madder or Dyers … Continue reading

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More on the “Tour De Fleece”

Tour De Fleece is still running on Ravelry and I’m in a group. It’s a fun way to encourage each other to spin while the Bikes spin across France. I posted my 1st skein a couple weeks ago. I’m not … Continue reading

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Tour de France (Fleece ?)

I’m sure you are familiar with the Tour de France race. It’s the most spectacular bike race in modern history. I think most knitters have seen the Ravelry website. It’s an incredible place to find knitting patterns, both for purchase … Continue reading

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Spinning from Batts

Spinning from a Batt is a bit different than when you spin from roving. Typically the fibers are less aligned and therefor the finished yarn has a more “artsy” appearance. A Batt is created using a Drum Carder. The carder … Continue reading

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