handspinning, Tutorials, Uncategorized

How to Fix Broken Yarn When Spinning; It’s Easy!

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!

Crochet and Knitting Book Reviews, crochet patterns, Uncategorized

Book Review: Every Which Way Crochet Borders

A whole book of crochet borders! Today I have a book review for you. This is Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. I was sent this book by Storey Publishing (thank you!), in hopes that I would write a favorable review, but I never say what I don't mean, so no worries there. You… Continue reading Book Review: Every Which Way Crochet Borders

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Not What I Thought, a Story of Handspun Yarn

More handspun to show you!!! I love spinning. I do it when I don't have an urgent project...or when I feel like avoiding my work. So, I have this Malabrigo Nube in colorway #866 Arco Iris. It is very colorful. When I got this roving I expected that it would produce very loud, bright yarn.… Continue reading Not What I Thought, a Story of Handspun Yarn

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A Mini Center-pull Skein

 In my last post about intarsia crochet I mentioned winding off separate "bobbins" for your work.  One way to do that is by making a mini center-pull skein.  You can also just wind off a ball if you like, but then it rolls around all over the place.  The nice think about a center-pull skein… Continue reading A Mini Center-pull Skein