Category Archives: Spin It Baby!

Fiber Fun

Two weeks ago was Fiber Fusion Northwest. I’ve gone the past 2 years & both times were fantastic. This year I took a class on spinning yarn for socks taught by Judith MacKenzie. She is an amazing teacher! Here are … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Life Gets in the Way

*sigh* I’m sure that I’ve written before about my part-time job at a local vet clinic. When the kids were younger I only worked Saturdays, but now they are in school, I am able to work during the day. Mostly, … Continue reading

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One Ugly Cop

For those who don’t know, a “cop” is the chunk of spun fiber on the spindle. Ideally when you wind on, you want to do it close to the whorl with tension. The fiber doesn’t have to be too tight, … Continue reading

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BFL and Sparkles

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I went to my LYS and got some Frabjous Fibers BFL/sparkle color shifting fiber. I could barely wait to start spinning it, but I decided to plan ahead a little bit. As you can see, … Continue reading

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Ah Tuesday

Today I made a trek to one of my LYS’s. Partially incase other people from my knitting group came and partially because, I like yarn. I picked up some Frabjous Fibers BFL & sparkle spinning fiber. I’ll have to remember … Continue reading

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Homemade

I made a spindle: It’s hidden under the fiber, but trust me, it’s there! I’ve been making quite a few toy wheel spindles lately, and considering the price, they work pretty well. Of course they are not to be compared … Continue reading

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Spindle Testing

Since purchasing a Tahkli last year at Sock Summit, I’ve been trying new types of spindles. I started back in 2005 with a top whorl, but have since learned to appreciate the bottom whorl as well. In fact, I’ve mostly … Continue reading

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