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BitterSweet

No big changes in life happen without mixed emotions. At least, none of mine ever have. This time is no different. I’ve just retired from my job of 17 years. Last Tuesday (March 1) was my last day there. I’ve … Continue reading

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A New, Fun Challenge!

It’s so much fun to have a new challenge! With a science-y name, to boot! A while back, I signed up for Sweet Georgia Yarn’s Fibre Club, where for each of three months they send you fiber to spin. Special … Continue reading

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Coming soon – Color Blend Photo Page

Today’s spinning color experiment was Riptide and Black Cherry. These are both dark colors, and I wasn’t sure how it would come out. The result made me think of a storm cloud. The yarn is soaking now, so I’ll wait … Continue reading

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The Unadorned Truth – Sweet Georgia Yarn Fiber Rocks

The truth is in the swatching. Today I swatched the Black Cherry BFL-silk blend that I spun yesterday. It was just the plain top, no fancy prep of any kind. I wanted to see how much of the cushy, luxurious … Continue reading

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This is Why I Spin

Yesterday I wrote about how I just started experimenting with some new fibers, and ended up with a gorgeous hand-carded blend of two colors of BFL-Silk with some sari silk. Today, I swatched that yarn. I’m.In.Love. I think it’s my … Continue reading

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More Fun With Hand Cards

Now that I’ve finished the Blue-Faced Leicester (BFL), I moved on to some BFL-Silk blend fiber that I got from Sweet Georgia Yarns. They do dye-to-order lots in gorgeous colors, and I got 100 grams each of 8 different colors. … Continue reading

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Spinning Away

I’m working my way through the merino/silk blend, and doing much better at keeping the diameter even. The hardest is when I first start each evening, it always takes a minute to settle in. But tonight, even that was better. … Continue reading

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Valuable Lessons

There was a lot of swearing at my wheel tonight. I plied all the merino/silk blend that I spun over the last week, very nearly 4 ounces on one bobbin. I had thought to do it all via center-pull ball, … Continue reading

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Diameter Practice

I have committed to spinning this entire pound of merino-silk blend at a steady diameter. That will give me two things. First, the practice is excellent. Just like when I first started spinning, some days are going better than others. … Continue reading

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Adventures with Sari Silk

Yesterday I made a 3-ply sample skein of my sari silk, and swatched it. I really thought it was about a worsted weight, but I was wrong. It got about 7-8 WPI, which is Aran verging on chunky, and it … Continue reading

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