Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fibre Prep at Wabi-Sabi

To say this fall is busy would be an understatement, and I looked on my upcoming classes (scheduled this summer, when my datebook had a lot more blank lines in it) with some apprehension. Working full time and taking two … Continue reading

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FO of yore: ChildHood cardigan

As I mentioned before, my first (well, only) handknit sweater was for a small child. A few years ago, before I started this blog, I made the ChildHood cardigan from Knitty for the daughter of friends, using cotton yarn for … Continue reading

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In my five-plus years of spinning, I’ve never worked with cotton. Dissuaded by other people who called it a difficult fibre (and my own dislike of the feeling of the cotton stuffed in pill bottles–such a dislike turns out to … Continue reading

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FO: Black Diamonds vest

Before I got sidelined from knitting with an injury, I wanted to make a vest to wear over dress shirts in the fall. There are a lot of unflattering, poorly fitting vests out there, but I found one whose fit … Continue reading

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Upcoming Classes

I’ll be teaching three classes this month and next at Wabi-Sabi: October 23 – Drop Spindle 101 Learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle, including plying. No experience needed, all materials included. October 30 – Fibre Prep … Continue reading

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Focused and Distracted

Here are the two skeins I wrote about in my last post, both of which used Fleece Artist merino top I picked up a few years ago. The skein on the left is how I intended the yarn to be … Continue reading

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