Monthly Archives: December 2010

Citron, finished

The fact that I last wrote about my Citron scarf in September should tell you a bit about the speed of my knitting. It might also say something about the pattern, which is appealingly simple, but that simplicity also makes … Continue reading

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I went to Montreal on Saturday, filled with plans for the day that almost all fell through. Fortunately Montreal is the kind of city where you can always find something interesting to occupy your time, and it wasn’t long before … Continue reading

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Your Yarns submission

Every issue (perhaps less often, now that I think about it), Spin-Off invites readers to spin and submit their own yarns according to a set theme. The theme for the next issue is camelids, so I spun up a lock … Continue reading

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“Selfish” Knitting

Early hat efforts, circa 2005 Around this time of year, it’s not surprising to see many people rushing to finish hand-knit gifts for the holidays. I’ve also seen a few people refer to their chance to get some “selfish knitting” … Continue reading

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Pima cotton, spun up

Having experimented with cotton solely on a Takhli spindle, I decided to try it out on a wheel. I chose the SuPima sliver from my All About Cotton Kit because it has a relatively long staple length and is therefore … Continue reading

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More Stansborough: experiment with combing oil

Despite an incredibly busy schedule the last couple of weeks, I did get in another round of combing of the Stansborough Grey. I decided to try combing with oil, especially with the radiator heat drying out the air and causing … Continue reading

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