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Archive for the 'Art yarn' Category

Slowly getting back to normal life, spinning etc..

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2009 @ 11:18 am in Art yarn, Crochet, Etsy, spinning, vintage | 3 Comments »

So, I’ve been resting a lot this week, taking naps, spinning some, reading some, and slowly going back to normal life. The operation went really well, and apart from tiredness the first days and more fragile vocal cords (they’re close to the thyroid and probably got a bit disturbed by this new configuration in my […]

A Malabrigo experiment, and Finished Orange yarn !

Posted: Friday, February 27th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm in Art yarn, Contest, Crochet, Knitting, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 3 Comments »

There’s been some talk lately about Malabrigo Merino pilling like crazy. I’m not even going to try and argue about that, but was just wondering whether knitting it versus crocheting it made any difference. My friend Jette made her beautiful Violaine top with Malabrigo and she says it doesn’t pill. So I’m trying a little […]

New orange Art yarn, and February Fiber Giveaway

Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 @ 6:44 pm in Art yarn, Contest, Fiber Prep, Freebie, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, spinning | 32 Comments »

Yesterday I started spinning my Fiber Swap Art batts. As you can see, I love color ;-) Needle-felted some flowers, beads and oddments, and spun using the autowrapping and foreign objects techniques from “Sit and spin“. I love that the batts contain all sorts of fibers and textures (including chunks of locks) which renders beautifully […]

New yarn : autowrapped with cocoons. Bliss…

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm in Art yarn, Fiber Prep, spinning | 5 Comments »

So, yesterday I Sat and spun until 10 pm… :-P To reply to Jacey‘s comment, yes I’m spinning on a kick-spindle and have to slighlty adjust the techniques so I can use them with the spindle. But really it looks like most should work just fine. Just not sure I can do the racing stripes, […]

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