Counting in spinning is very different than how we count for knitting or crochet. Yes, we still (generally) use base-ten to count, but the whats and whys are very different. Counting helps me spin a more consistent yarn. While you can make art yarn, I tend to focus on more traditional results and … [Read more...] about counting in spinning
This month I've begun to focus my current projects on preparing for TNNA, The National NeedleArts Association, summer trade show at the end of May. I'll be helping Happy Fuzzy Yarn again this year. In addition to the knit and crochet swatches I provided last month, Riin sent me all her different … [Read more...] about April’s current projects…
February always zooms by and this particular month seems even shorter. Despite record chills, I'm trying to keep positive that it means warmer temperatures will return soon! How do my current projects compare to their progress from a few short weeks ago? After reviewing the project bags, I moved … [Read more...] about current projects …
Earlier this week, I brought up my current project bin to review and decide what projects were to stay and which were to go. Some of these are personal and some are designing projects. Turns out there were 15 knitting/crochet projects and 3 spindle projects there. There was a surprise -- a braid … [Read more...] about a few current projects
After the rush of Spinzilla, I've been savoring slow spinning. At least once a week on Tuesdays, I try to spin and focus on technique for at least 15 minutes. If I get more spinning in during the week or even that day, great! If not, I'm finding that even with just 15 minutes a week, some of the … [Read more...] about current spinning progress
My spinning time is short this week, but this is my Spinzilla progress for team Happy Fuzzy Yarn as it stands at noon on Wednesday. I hope to get a little bit more spindling in before 3pm, but I'm doubtful it will be much. I initially thought I could accomplish spin quite a bit more in three days … [Read more...] about Spinzilla 2014!