One of the ways I make myself feel better about the utter chaos that exists in parts of my life is to take excellent care of my fiber stash and related spinning tools.
I’d been lying to myself about my spinning. A few weeks ago a recent spin with a new-to-me spinning fiber opened my eyes to the truth: I have a type.
I love knitting shawls with my handspun yarn and decided to knit a shoulder cowl. These popular accessories are a shawl-cowl combination, or “scowl.”
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On more than one occasion, I have written in support of keeping a well-stocked fiber stash. I like to think of it as a pantry rich with enticing spinning ingredients.
These three factors made spinning with my top whorls (and spinning sheels) stress-free, bringing me a deeper sense of joy and groundedness.
For some, it’s an attraction; for others, a curiosity; and for many like me, it’s a physical need that makes you bring an electric spinner home.
As a believer in keeping a well-stocked fiber stash, I would be lost without a solid way to track exactly what I have on hand.
With bated breath, we tie off our newly skeined handspun, carefully slide it off the niddy-noddy, and marvel at its beauty. After a little wash and time to dry, we consider our skein of handspun yarn completed. But is it really finished? That depends on w
Using handspun yarn in a pattern written for commercial yarn can sometimes go awry in a costly, time-consuming, if well-meaning way. Such was the case for my mom and me recently.