Lunch Break WIPs: Spin Me Right Round

Nearly halfway done!

I’ve been busy not knitting at lunch! It’s been quite nice, actually, even when I consider how close Christmas is (46 days, if you wanted to know). With all the projects that need to be completed and sent out by the end of this month, you’d think I would focus more.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Bit of Procrastination

Procrastination by spindle

I’m a great procrastinator, always have been. I’ve taken this talent to an art form. In college, I would calculate exactly how much time I’d need per assignment or paper, and then wait until I only had that much time left before starting. Talk about a rush! Well, it would seem this is following me into my knitting now.

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Knitting Conundrum: To Spin or Not to Spin

I’ve been saving up for something for a while now, and I soon might be able to get it.. There’s one big item that I’ve been dreaming about since I was little. That one item I coveted since the stories of Sleeping Beauty and¬†Rumpelstiltskin. But! I need some advice.

Here’s where you guys come in, should you be keen:

Should I get a spinning wheel? What type/brand should I be looking at?

 

On a lighter note: Spinning Forward

I’ve been contemplating how much fun it would be to have a spinning wheel at our house. To be completely honest, my fascination with spinning wheels started when I was a little girl and I read about Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold. I wondered if it could really be done. Obviously it can’t, but just as magical is watching roving being spun into gorgeous yarn.

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Knitting with Handspun

Knitting up my first yarn

This is, I have to admit, the first time I’ve knit with handspun yarn. Well, at least as far as I know. (Is Malabrigo handspun? It might be; I don’t know). I have to say, the experience is quite different from what I expected. Could be, though, because of working with yarn I spun on my own and not exceptionally well, too.

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