So you're spinning along, enjoying the relaxing rhythm of your work, when your yarn unexpectedly breaks! Maybe you over-drafted (my usual problem) or maybe your yarn wasn't twisted enough and just fell apart. What now?! No worries friends. It is easily fixed. I have made a short video to show you how it's done. Enjoy!… Continue reading How to Fix Broken Yarn When Spinning; It’s Easy!
Hi friends! Lately I've been working on a new design project. It will be on the blog soon. In the meantime, I want to share a tutorial about one of the skills involved. This is a striped crochet project, which means color changes. Pros and Cons: When you are changing colors, you can cut your… Continue reading How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of a Crochet Project
For Christmas this year I was given two drop spindles, one from my mom and one from my sister. My mom also gifted me 4 oz. of Merino roving. I spun all of it into what we will call a thick-and-thin yarn (since that sounds better than inconsistent-thickness). Most of it is probably fingering weight,… Continue reading Tunisian Infinity Scarf
For Christmas this year I asked for, and received, a spindle -- I got 2 in fact! The one pictured above was from my mom. It is a medium-weight, high- or low-whorl one that I think will make a good multi-purpose spindle. My oldest sister got me a low-whorl, comparatively heavy, rim-weighted spindle that I… Continue reading Handspun