Tag Archives: Merino

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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My Daily Spin – Day 113

I had great hopes for quicker progress with this first “real” spinning of the merino, but no. Life is what it is, and I still get in at least SOME spinning time every day. I’m a little over 3/4 done … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 110

I had a hard time settling down at the wheel tonight. I’m feeling pretty scattered these days, between Mick being gone and his mother so ill, and work being brain-suckingly intense, and a bunch of smallish tasks here at home … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Day 109

It was an exciting day today – the Cats released a little bird into my office this morning. I didn’t actually see it then, but there were some feathers in the hall and the cats were in my office behaving … Continue reading

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