Category Archives: Fiber

One Fractal Down, on to the Next

When I started the Apples fractal project, I chose to make the yarn end up as a two-ply lace weight yarn. I have a lot of knitting patterns for lace weight yarn, and merino fiber is a really lovely fiber … Continue reading

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Apples Fractal is Half Done!

Moving has certainly put a big dent in my spinning practice. It’s only the last couple of weeks that I’m anything like “normal” in that regard. At any rate, I’ve finally finished the first half of the Apples fractal spinning … Continue reading

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Time for Fractals Again

For my next spinning project, I am going to spin a braid using fractal spinning. Briefly, this means I’m spinning and plying the yarn to get specific color changes that look lovely when you knit it up. This time I’m … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’ve finally finished spinning my 3 yummy fibers that I wrote about last – the Alfalfa Green, Deep Sea, and South Pacific Yak/Silk blends. The finished yarns are 2-ply fingering weight, perfect for shawls and wraps. Those are what I’m … Continue reading

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Alfalfa GreenĀ 

To continue from my last post, I’m spinning the Alfalfa Green Yak/Silk first. This is from Abstract Fibers – if you can find fiber from them, go for it. It’s a dreamĀ  to spin! And you can see the care … Continue reading

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Fiber that Makes Me Go Mmmmm

I had a very tough time deciding what my next spinning project should be. There’s all the lovely stuff I brought home from SAFF, plus all the lovely stuff I got at our new Columbia shop Luna Lola (also at … Continue reading

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Home from SAFF – This Year’s Loot!

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair is always a huge experience for me. The fiber! The classes! The huge buildings full of vendors! This year was no exception. I got lots of fiber: silk and silk blends, pure merino, pure cashmere … Continue reading

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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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