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Although I’ve been pretty busy with life in general, I have been working on a couple of projects. The latest is when I took this Tiger Club fiber and took it for a spin on my Flat Iron. I made … Continue reading

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Spinning with Fine Grey New England Sliver

For September’s Tiger Club, I used a new fiber, Fine Grey New England Sliver. This is a different type of preparation than I usually dye, so I thought I would take a bit to write about it. Commonly available to … Continue reading

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Fleece Sampling

I thought I’d give you an update on the Corriedale/Friesian fleece I’ve been working on.  The washing is ongoing, but I encouraged myself by doing some sampling. I started very simply, just a lock and a Golding ring spindle. I … Continue reading

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Time to wash the fleece!

Last fall, I purchased this lovely fleece at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool festival….. I saw it judged as part of the Junior fleece show, and stalked it like a hawk at the sale afterward. I had originally gone looking … Continue reading

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No Fuss Fractal Loving Forest Shawl

Yes, my friends, I actually cast on for a knitting project.  Don’t panic. But let me back up….. I finished spinning my Forest Targhee, which I used a fractal technique for (the link is to prior blog article about spinning … Continue reading

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Whew, it’s Friday!

So, yeah. I promised striping yarn today, didn’t I? I should know better, because when I set myself deadlines like this, life crops up. So, you can have a teaser! Here is Koi Pond, on Journey, which is a fabulous … Continue reading

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New Spindle!

A little eye candy for you….a fiber friend of mine was destashing, and it just happened to be the spindle I was looking to add to my collection….a little 2″ Golding in Ebony. Isn’t she a beauty?! And of course, … Continue reading

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Fractal Spinning

I wanted to take a minute and show off my spinning.  I’m making yarn for our SAL/KAL on Ravelry.  I started with this 4 oz braid of Targhee in Forest. It is specially dyed so that each section of color … Continue reading

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Sugar Coated Mitts

I have this tendency to tackle huge long term projects, so it seems I get nothing done at all.  To revive my interest and confidence, I decided to do a little project with the bits of Targhee I dyed as … Continue reading

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Bamboo – Tiger Club July 2012

For July, I wanted to send a ‘cool’ fiber, which in turn inspired the color…..presenting: ‘Bamboo’! A favorite around here, Panda sock yarn contains 30% Bamboo in the form of rayon. I dyed it in four shades of green, allowing … Continue reading

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