Elizabeth Prose

Challenge Accepted! Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

In an effort to save rare and endangered sheep, The Livestock Conservancy started Shave ’Em to Save ’Em.

For Spring Lambing, Vet Students Make House Calls

Colorado State University’s “lambulance” is here to help.

Your Yarns: Spinzilla Yarns

One of the spinning world’s ultimate endurance tests is Spinzilla, where spinners challenge themselves to spin as many yards (or meters) as they can in seven days.

Crew Cut: Alpaca Shearing

Pete Hofmann’s alpaca shearing business, Top Knot Shearing, might be based in Fort Collins, Colorado, but his work takes him and his crew to alpaca farms near and far.

Join Us for the Spin Off Hapalong!

Head on over to the Spin Off Hapalong thread on Ravelry, and you’ll be met with a lively exchange between handspinners of all skill levels who are united in a common goal: to spin and knit a hap.

I Am a Spinner: Stefanie Johnson, Health Inspector

In the Winter 2019 issue of Spin Off, we featured contributor and Health Inspector Stefanie Johnson in the “I Am a Spinner” department.

4 Knitting Patterns Perfect for Your Handspun Yarn

The new year inspires many of us to plan and cast on fresh projects. Look no further! Here are a few of my favorite projects from Spin Off’s 2018 issues.

Making FibreShare Friends

In 2015, Ashley Thurman, a weaver from the United States, and Cherry Greenslade, a crocheter from Australia, came up with a simple idea: an online fiber and yarn swap between friends.

Mi Amor: Adventures in Fulling and Felting Wool

I have a confession: spinning wasn’t my first fiber love. The year was 2002, and a fetching handknitted and fulled tote bag on display in my local yarn shop seduced me.

I Am a Spinner: Terri Drouin-Guerette, Certified Public Accountant

Terri Drouin-Guerette, a former SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) scholar and Interweave Yarn Fest instructor, shares how spinning satisfies her creative side.