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Oh. Dear.

Well, I got to casting-off the cuff last night. I had to stop and spin more yarn twice in the process, because picot edges take a lot of yarn. I was down to the last 5 picots when I ran out of yarn. Not just out of yarn. Out of yarn and fiber, altogether. I […]

Spinning a Yarn

For #nerdy9th. Rules of #nerdy9th are to gush about something you are nerdily passionate about, and no criticizing or denigrating that thing (even in comments) I learned to crochet when I was about 5 or 6 years old, taught by my godmother. But I didn’t learn to spin yarn until I was 30, and I […]

Knitting a Tentacle!

I knitted the Tentaculum pattern this month. It’s very pretty– and LONG! It’s about 8 feet long, and I probably could have gotten another inch out of the yarn I had left. The yarn is Knit Picks Bare in fingering. I dyed it myself about 7 or 8 years ago. It is not superwash– as […]

3 weeks without a yarn post?

IMG_2142.JPGBlue-faced Leicester, single spun at lace weight:

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This isn’t handspun, but dyed by me for 2 swaps I’m in this month:

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Both swap recipients have “autumn colors” in their “favorites” lists, so I went with some red-orange colors for them.

From Grandma’s House: A wheel

One of the items my grandmother left to me was a spinning wheel. It’s a “great wheel” (or walking wheel), slightly more than 3 feet across, and it has the wheel and a gear, but nothing else. The other day, I was able to bring it home in the Jeep– we have absolutely no idea […]

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