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Shrieking Shack Handspun

My second finish for tour de fleece! I was originally planning to spin for a 2ply worsted weight but I was worried that I didn’t get the kind of yardage that I wanted.. fortunately I was wrong and I ended … Continue reading

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Bubbling Cauldron Handspun

Tour de Fleece is upon us and I am busy spinning away.. 5.7 ounces, 348 yards. Spun thick & thin, thread plied. Spun on Kromski Symphony w/ jumbo flier. Description from listing: 5.7 oz alpaca locks, angelina, bamboo rayon, cormo … Continue reading

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2012 Tour de Fleece

This was the most disappointing year for TdF at my house since I bought my spinning wheels. I spent much of the tour recovering from a knee injury that made using my double treadles nearly impossible, I spent a lot … Continue reading

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Ravelympics, The USOC, & Me

Back around 1995 I started crocheting this American flag afghan with my dad while we watched hockey. I have many fond memories that year.. laughs and camaraderie, cheering on the amazing athletes to the Stanley Cup, our hopes and dreams … Continue reading

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Handspun Toasts

This time last year I was knitting my thorpe in this roving that I picked just for that project.. to my dismay I found that I have an inability to spin thick yarns and thorpe was meant to be knit … Continue reading

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Alice Rose

She was a craigslist find.. Canadian Production Wheel (CPW), estimated to be a Moise Lemay from 1880-1890. She’s got his signature tension mechanism.The only thing she needs is a wheel peg replacement and a little wax. I’m in love! She … Continue reading

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Handspun Mitts For A Friend

Back sometime ago I joined a swap to spin up some yarn and knit an item out of it and mail that off to my partner.. turns out my partner and I are in the same group knitting circle.. it … Continue reading

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November in Review!

When I was dating my husband he went to Minsk to visit his family.. and while he was gone I went shopping at a local yarn store and by chance I looked over and saw a magazine that said “Russian … Continue reading

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Fresh From The Cauldron

I’ve been doing a little kettle dyeing lately.. I am testing out some different dyes and dye mixes and I am also experimenting with different ways to dye. I’ve been saying for a while now that I have an etsy … Continue reading

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A Somewhat Seuss-ish Trout.. the inside and the out!

Here is my most recent handspun! Freshly taken off the wheel. It’s All Spun Up’s summer spin along roving called “A Somewhat Seuss-ish Trout.. the inside and the out”. I broke down the roving into sections, some large and some … Continue reading

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