The Autumn Retreat

When I think of autumn — and with the onset of summery weather you had better believe that I am! — I think of the world slowing down. When the air is still & so crisp you find yourself catching your breath. I think of baked apples and afternoon cups of tea. I think of […]

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Unstuck

This. I’ve been a bit remiss here as I managed to mire myself in this giant bobbin of beautiful yarn this week. True, there are so many worse places to be stuck, but as a spinner the experience was significant to me. This is the first time that my plying flyer was really just not […]

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Wacky & White Sangria

As promised, I’ve got some fresh handspun to share today! Yay! As part of the Akerworks Flat Pack Lazy Kate test I’ve been working on trying a lot of different plying scenarios. Varying the number of singles I’m plying, changing up the weights of singles, as well as the methods for plying. Again, I’m not […]

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Double Marl Magic

In spinning, there are not many techniques that seem more full of magic to me than the double marl. In my latest foray into this charmed world of color, I took one braid of Polwarth in Cloudlover‘s Mulled Cider colorway… And one braid of Rambouillet in Cloudlover’s Smoking Jacket colorway… And I split it all […]

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Nerds!

One of the things that happens when you become a parent is that you change the exclamations you use. I was never much for cursing, but I still cleaned up my act a lot when my kids come along. These days, the most common expression I use in frustration or when something goes wrong is, […]

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