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The Final Batt

I am now spinning the last of the batts I got last year at SAFF. It’s different from other batts that I’ve worked with in that is a single fiber type, merino wool. I was drawn to it because of … Continue reading

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How the Camel/Silk Came Out

I just wanted to post a quick update on the Camel/Silk blend that I wrote about last time. After I soaked it and hung it to dry, it seemed like it was not as soft and drapey as the yak/silk … Continue reading

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More Exotic Fibers – Camel/Silk Blend

I am making excellent progress on my stash of exotic fibers. The camel/silk blend I spun today is the second-to-last variety I had left. I had sort of expected that it would be similar to the yak/silk blend I did … Continue reading

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Back to the Bunny – Angora Batt #2

I decided to spin my other Angora batt for my next project.This batt is called Untamed Woods, and the colorway is green with yellow and blue highlights which make for a visually interesting spun yarn. The fiber content is only … Continue reading

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The Yak/Silk Gradient Swatch

In my last post, I talked about spinning a gradient yarn from two colors of Yak/Silk blend fiber, and promised a picture. Well, here it is. The yarn felt wonderful to knit. While I’m not completely crazy about these two … Continue reading

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My New Love – Yak/Silk Blend

After yarn-bombing, and after the Starry Night silk, I have turned my attention to a new exotic fiber blend – Yak and Silk. At SAFF last year, I bought the most gorgeous green 50%-50% yak/silk fiber. I already had some … Continue reading

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Yarnbombing – It’s complete!!

The Yarnbomb Columbia project was installed a couple of weeks ago. Those two blocks of Main Street are beautiful right now, and if you want to see pictures of the whole thing please take a look at this public Facebook … Continue reading

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Starry, Starry Night – More Silk

While I was knitting away for the Yarnbomb Columbia project, I needed a spinning project that wasn’t too demanding. In other words, a fiber I was familiar with and could just enjoy. I decided that another skein of that luscious … Continue reading

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Alpaca and Blending

My next exotic fiber for the summer is alpaca. I bought several colors and varieties of alpaca at SAFF in 2015 and it’s been waiting for me ever since. I chose this fiber next because I have a project in … Continue reading

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This Summer: Exotic Fibers

I have finished the Bunny yarn I talked about in my last post. As usual, with a new fiber, I learned some things. For example, this blend of fiber does not lend itself well to plying from a center pull … Continue reading

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