Category Archive: Spinning

5 Happy Things

I have five happy things to tell you today! First, we’ll be at the Midwest Festival of Fibers/Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio this weekend! It’s a great show, and we’ll have lots of stuff, so if you’re in the area, stop on by! Second, I’ll be doing a trunk show Saturday, October 4 at …

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Did you forget something?

If you’re like me, there are things that you mean to do, but you think about them at 2am or when you’re in the shower or when you’re out for a walk. Times when you can’t do them. So you keep meaning to do them, you may even write them on your to do list, …

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To ply or not to ply

A lot of times I’ll be at a guild meeting or on a spinning forum and someone will show a singles they’ve spun and ask, “Should I ply this?” Each time I cringe a little bit inside. Why? Because the time to decide whether you want to ply your yarn is before you start spinning …

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Are you ready to register for Spinzilla?

Are you excited about Spinzilla? Are you ready to register for the Happy Fuzzy Yarn team? REGISTER HERE (this link will go live at 10am EDT, Monday, August 4). I need to empty my bobbins! P.S. Want to follow along on Ravelry? We’ve got our own thread in the Spinzilla group here.

SPINZILLA is coming!

Spinzilla is coming, and yes, Happy Fuzzy Yarn has a team! What does this mean? If you’re a spinner, it means you can join our team, get discounts on HFY fiber, spin as much yarn as you can, support a program that teaches kids about spinning and other fibery goodness, see everyone else’s spinning, and …

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Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago

Hey, are you going to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago this weekend? I will be there at booth #220, so come say hi and fondle some yarn! Here’s a pic of just some of the yarn in my booth last weekend at Fiber Expo. I will also be demonstrating Navajo plying at noon on Saturday …

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Another pattern, new fibers, and a chance to win some yarny goodness!

Wow, I’ve got lots to tell you! Ok, first up, I finished the other pattern I’ve been working on! This is the Spiral Scrunch Cowl, which I designed to use one skein of DK Silk. It’s fast, easy, and luxurious. (cough, holiday knitting, cough) You can buy the pattern separately, or if you buy at …

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Black Swamp Spinners Guild Market Day tomorrow!

I have to make this quick! I’m leaving shortly to go set up for tomorrow’s sale, but I figured I’d better take time to actually tell you about it! It’s tomorrow only, in Bowling Green, OH, only one hour south of Ann Arbor, so it’s local for me! I’m talking about the Black Swamp Spinners …

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Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival

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This weekend I’m headed to a brand new festival hosted by one of my favorite people, Sandra Van Burkleo, and her husband, Larry Hart, owners of Artisan Knitworks. Sandra is also a professor at Wayne State University, and she used her clout there to snag a beautiful building to use for a festival. If you’re …

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It’s a Fact

Fact 1. I am very tired. Fact 2. A few people have told me that when they had pneumonia, it took them a full year to completely recover. Fact 3. The idea of feeling this exhausted for a year … exhausts me. Fact 4. I’ve completely fallen in love with Navajo plying. I was never …

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