Tag: spinning

Hats! I knit them!

Hats! I knit them!

February 6, 2016 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I knit a couple of hats! I actually knit them a while ago, but I was waiting until they landed in Yellowknife with their new owners before I posted anything. You see, one of them is an early birthday present and the other is a belated birthday present. Unfortunately, while I have a picture of […]

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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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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

April 21, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Lost: One (1) sock knitting mojo.  If found, please return thisaway. In the meantime, you’ll likely see me over here spinning away * and knitting frantically on shawl/ettes **. Maybe I just need more really nice self-striping sock yarn.       * ITW Call Box – 50/30/20 Alpaca/Merino/Silk, half of 8.5 oz ** Quaker 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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Christmas Knitting Retrospective

Christmas Knitting Retrospective

January 12, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I meant to post before now, but things have been scattered and hectic over the holiday (I consider it ‘the holiday that wasn’t’ because I worked for most of it, but what can you do, right?  It’s the nature of the beast when you knowingly continue a career path that includes features shift work). So, […]

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WIP Wednesday: The Yule Knitting Commences

WIP Wednesday: The Yule Knitting Commences

September 26, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I know that updates have been sparse lately, but I blame that on the work schedule being a bit wonky. One of the drawbacks of rotating shifts, I guess. When I haven’t been working, though, I’ve been keeping myself busy – and not with my Sims game! I’ve noticed time just slipping right away when […]

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Yarn winding and deck painting

Yarn winding and deck painting

August 22, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I totally forgot that today is Wednesday. Good thing I remembered in time! So…what’s in progress around here? For starters…I’ve been working away at my spinning: That’s Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale Pencil Roving in “Stonehenge”, for those who missed the last post on the subject. I’m enjoying spinning this stuff up, even though it’s not […]

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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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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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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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