Category Archives: cotton

FO: Hey Hey, My My

              Compared to my progress on other knitted items, my version of Reiko Kuwamura’s Hey Hey, My My went by very quickly–I started it in April, worked on it mostly in June, and cast … Continue reading

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Progress on Hey Hey, My My

The first item that showed me the magic of blocking was a lace baby blanket I made back in 2007. Blocking, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is washing a hand-knitted (or, I suppose, crocheted) item so as … Continue reading

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Back seat knitting

With a 5-6 hour car ride to Montreal coming up, being faced with dozens of rounds of repetitive stockinette in the Hey Hey, My My pattern by Reiko Kuwamura suddenly doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. I’m past the … 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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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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