Tag: fiber

The Cat’s Pyjamas

The Cat’s Pyjamas

November 18, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

The problem with knitting so many things that you eventually give away, is that you wind up not blogging about things until months have gone by and you’ve finally tracked down the person you’re gifting it to. I never want to spoil the surprise.  I’m thinking I’m going to take a leaf from the Yarn […]

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I made yarn!

I made yarn!

April 18, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I made yarn! I told you I was working on content! For reference’s sake, here is what I started with: December 2013 Fiber Club Shipment from FatCatKnits, Mambo and Tango on Polwarth (5oz total). I did not take the photos – they are the inventory shots from Ginny’s website. I’m simply including them as a […]

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All spun up!

All spun up!

August 20, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

This will be a bit of a quick one, as I didn’t take a heck of a lot of photos of singles or anything as I was going along. Working the night shift this past month, while it has given me more time with the husbeast, has kinda sucked time away from some of the […]

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Weekend in Review

Weekend in Review

August 13, 2012 by Maire in Events / 2 Comments

Here’s the short version of my weekend: We met our brand-new honourary nephew. You’ll notice that Robin actually looks fairly comfortable holding the baby. This is because every time a baby is born, we shove the small squirming human into his arms, take a few pictures of both him & the baby looking uncomfortable, and […]

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Little Raincloud

Little Raincloud

August 10, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

Remember that pretty little raincloud of fluff that I showed off last week?  If not, here’s the picture again for reference. That’s 100 grams of 100% Merino Top from www.peartreeyarn.com (I bought it through one of the local stores. Gina Brown’s, I think). This is what it looks like now! Dyelot: 237210 Colourway: Damson 423 […]

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The mailman only rings once…

The mailman only rings once…

August 9, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 4 Comments

Lookie lookie what came in the mail! Because I’ve started using my wheel again, I decided to invest in some good quality fibre. I’ve heard really great things about Crown Mountain Farm‘s wares, and had been thinking of ordering from them for a few months, so I figured I’d give them a try. I’m extremely […]

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In an Orange Mood

In an Orange Mood

August 6, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

So I took these And did this to them… And turned them into this And then finally into this. That’s approximately 200 grams of top that has been turned into chain-plied yarn. It’s somewhere between fingering and dk weight. I have no idea how many yards, but it’s a lot. The bright orange was a […]

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Something Garish This Way Comes

Something Garish This Way Comes

August 3, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I finished plying! The overly-saturated yarn of doomy-doom has had a timeout in its own personal bath & is currently air-drying in front of the back door. If all goes well and the weather clears up, maybe it will do some sun-bathing later on today. Next up? I’m thinking this lovely purple fluff (I’ve started […]

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