Shetland Top & Sliver: Side by Side

In my big box of goodies from Louet, I had a bag of Fine White Shetland Top and a bag of Shetland Sliver. I am the first to admit that I knew relatively little about Shetland wool — I had never spun it and had only ever knit with it for the kit I ordered […]

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My May Challenge

With time to throw your name in the mix for the Socks with Sarah May Challenge Giveaway winding down — entries will be accepted in the Ravelry group through Saturday, May 31st — I thought I’d share my May Challenge experience today. In case you forgot, my May Challenge was to knit a pair of […]

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Little By Little

I have been sharing just a ton of spinning lately. Why? Because my free time has been very spinning-centric these days! As I always say, while my knitting is a constant, my spinning tends to ebb and flow. Right now I’m about as addicted as one can be to my current breed-specific spinning adventure. I […]

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Sometimes You Have To Be Brave

I’ll be honest. I have an irrational fear of paddling (read: I am occasionally paralyzed with fear when in a canoe). When we first met, my husband and I had both done a fair bit of paddling in canoes & kayaks and I was cautious, but loved it. Over the years there have been a […]

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My Second Jacob, My First Sliver

When shopping for fiber, you see a lot of words to describe what you’re getting. Top, roving, rolag, sliver, batt, etc — simply put, these words describe how the fiber is prepared. When I began spinning I was told to pick up top or roving. Generally speaking this is good advice as top & roving […]

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