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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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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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The Silk Lap

No, not like a lap formed when you sit. Mulberry Silk Laps are produced while carding silk fibers to produce silk top for spinning into yarn. They have a similar staple length to top but with much more texture. They … 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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Art Batts All Done, and on to Sari Silk

I set myself a goal to get through all my “special” fibers before this year’s SAFF in October. So I’ll know what I want more of, and what I don’t. So since my last spinning post, I’ve finished my last … Continue reading

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O.W.A.L. Sunday

No, that’s not a typo. Today I was Operating Without A List. Not normal for me on a Sunday, the day I spend getting ready for my week every week. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything. I got food cooked … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Today I finished spinning the first art batt and plied the last skein of the silk hankies. So I need to decide what to tackle next. My hand cards have arrived, so I could start practicing with those, and make … Continue reading

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Ready to Ply – Then What?

I’m so happy tonight – I was able to arrange extra spinning time, and I finished up the last of the hankie silk. So tomorrow night all I have to do is wind it off into a center-pull ball, and … Continue reading

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Hand Cards Are Ordered!

One of the fun things we did in last week’s class was use hand cards to blend fiber and make rolags, which we spun using the woolen method. I want to get good at all of those things, so I … Continue reading

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Those Lobster Hands Again

After spending most of the day in the kitchen (see today’s Real Food post), I finally got to sit down at my spinning wheel again. I’m spinning the last set of hankies, they are so lovely. BUT my hands are … Continue reading

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