After months of neglect, my spinning wheel was displaying a thick coating of dust. Every day I looked at it and thought that I should spin, but without a specific project in mind other than an overflowing bin of spinning fiber, I wasn't sure how to return to regular practice. I was delighted to discover that Jillian Moreno planned to host a low-key sample along. What a wonderful way to ease back into the practice of regular … [Read more...] about spinning sample along
Last week was Spinzilla. Once again I spun for Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn. I set a modest goal to try to spin a little differently than I normally do, with the intent of making a yarn that could stand up to abuse as winter mittens. I started late on Tuesday night, due to Rosh Hashannah. It was hard to get into a rhythm when the entire week felt incredibly disjointed and compressed. On Wednesday I spun while Shadow helped me weave. That … [Read more...] about another year, another spinzilla
I'm still making progress on many different projects, and might soon even finish a few. Here are a few projects that have seen the most progress in recent weeks: Stria design by Bristol Ivy my Ravelry project page. The sleeves are now completed and a perfect length for me. I wove in all the ends-to-date and instead of knitting an applied i-cord edging, I chose to do a single crochet around. I'm hoping to finish it soon because it … [Read more...] about making more progress
As my excuse to not having much time to write this week, I've been spinning for Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn and Spinzilla. On Tuesday night I started spinning some Polwarth in Sunset, leftover from the handspun swatch project. Tonight BFL in Hemoglobin, from that same project, began to find its way onto my bobbin. I hope to chain ply both over the weekend. … [Read more...] about More Spinning!
Spinzilla, a friendly event to see how much (in terms of finished length) teams and individuals can spin in one week, is fast approaching. I've been practicing for Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn by building off the fun (and success) of the spinning swatch project and spinning up a special-to-me yarn. I spun this one slowly, and used the time to reinforced technique I'll use for the event. I have a two-day handicap due to the jewish holidays, … [Read more...] about i made yarn