Category Archives: Spinning

From handspun to shawl…

Hello there? Remember me?! I’ve been M.I.A entertaining visitors for the last couple of weeks, lots of fun, not much knitting! It’s been very good for my elbows though, and I’m back in action again now, with a project to … Continue reading

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Violet Handspun Yarn

This yarn was spun from organic Merino wool that I hand-dyed in shades of blue and purple and then carded with some milk fibre and firestar (nylon sparkle) on my drum carder. I just recently acquired the firestar and wanted … Continue reading

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Filling my head with sparkles….

You may not have noticed in the original May challenge post, but I’m the rumbler who doesn’t already have any designing under her belt. I’ve adapted other people’s patterns, and even free-form crocheted a Manatee, but I’m yet to make … Continue reading

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Blueberry Swirl Handspun Yarn

Going out of my comfort zone and spinning this yarn woolen-style was a challenge for me.  It took me a long time to get the hang of spinning woolen and before this, I had only really done it for short … Continue reading

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A morning on the farm.

It is a rainy and overcast day in Ottawa this morning, which usually means I head for the duvet, knitting and sofa. Today I got a little more active though, and was lucky enough to help out with shearing at … Continue reading

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Spinning Milestone

I’m super proud of my latest handspun yarn! It is a 3-ply fingering weight yarn spun from a braid of Turtle Purl (etsy, artfire)  hand-dyed Merino wool. The big skein is just under 400yds and the smaller one is just … Continue reading

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Fraternal Twin Hat

My latest finished object was created from the leftover yarn from my mostly pink handspun hat. The funny thing is that is hat has very little pink in it at all.  That’s just one of the unexpected joys of working … Continue reading

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