Tag Archives: Merino

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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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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Still Spinning Dark and Sparkly

I’m nearly done with the sparkly black merino/bamboo/firestar blend. I’m halfway through the last bobbin. The first skein came out really lovely as a two-ply. I’m spinning to a fat-ish diameter, so even though I haven’t actually checked, I think … Continue reading

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Spinning Tech – Keeping a Steady Diameter

I learned many wonderful things in my class a few weeks ago at John C Campbell, but one of the most immediately useful was how to spin with a more-or-less consistent diameter. It’s very, very easy to spin thinner and … Continue reading

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Dream Fiber

I decided to look through my fiber stash for my next spinning project and see what caught my eye, now that I’ve finished the art batts. One of the fibers, a blend of merino, bamboo, and firestar, just called right … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Moving on

I have finished the last of the green fusion merino. It’s plied, soaked, and almost dry now. My desire to make it thicker worked, but I won’t do the WPI and know how much until it’s dry. I think I … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Home Again, Home Again

I got home from Texas on Saturday night, and Sunday I sat down again at my spinning wheel. I have to be honest – I was a little worried. I’m spinning merino now, which is sort of tricky, and I … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 129

OK, so I’m not blogging even close to every day – but I’m still spinning every day, and still gaining the benefits of daily practice. I’m just about done with the second set of singles of the green merino, to … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 119

I was really glad to get to my wheel today. It is the most relaxing activity I do these days. The Merino Fusion feels pretty normal to me now, I cruise right along with it. I’ve discovered that if I … Continue reading

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