Monthly Archives: January 2011

Silky Singles

After reading Judith MacKenzie’s article on spinning plump, silky singles in the Spring 2010 issue of SpinOff, I wanted to try it.  The article recommends a 50/50 blend of silk and merino, so I searched for a space dyed roving … Continue reading

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Too much yarn, too little time

I haven’t been getting much done lately.  After a search for lost items, half a dozen cardboard boxes of yarn and fiber are cluttering the living room floor.  I will spare you a photo, but I found a cartoon that … Continue reading

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First Skein of the Year

I plyed the first skein of the year on St. Distaff’s Day, and now I have a photo.  This is Mermaid’s Wool, a blend of 70% Bluefaced Leicester and 30% Seacell, from a roving hand dyed by Frabjous Fibers in … Continue reading

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St. Distaff’s Day

Happy Saint Distaff’s Day!  The fiber arts community celebrates this holiday, also known as Roc Day, on January 7 each year.  It is said to be the day when women traditionally resumed spinning after the twelve days of Christmas.  It … Continue reading

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Heroic Knitting

I just discovered the graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, which features an orthodox Jewish girl who wants to be a dragon slayer.  The story begins with Mirka arguing with her stepmother who wants her to pay attention … Continue reading

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A Good Way to Start a New Year

Yesterday morning I slept a little later than usual, so my sweetie brought me coffee in bed.  I had a good book to go with the coffee — William Gibson’s Zero History.  It is a vision of the future full … Continue reading

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