Category Archive: Spinning

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


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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Wait, wasn’t I just in Indiana?

frog prince

Yes. Yes, I was. Well, before I was in Pennsylvania. But I’m going back to Indiana again, since it’s the season of Indiana fiber festivals. This time I’m going to the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival this Friday and Saturday in Franklin, a wee bit south of Indianapolis. Are you wondering if you should come see …

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Books, new wool, a show, and more

Riin with book

Wow. I’ve got a lot to tell you about! Where to start? Ok, first off, I am very excited to have received my copy of The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn by Brenda Gibson. Why am I so excited? Because some of my handspun yarn is featured in the book! And they used a photo …

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One year of glorious freedom

what I do: spin!

Today marks the one year anniversary of my emancipation from the world of working for someone else. I started Happy Fuzzy Yarn in 2006, but kept my day job, and spent evenings, weekends, and vacations dyeing, spinning, filling orders, building my website, etc. After a few years, I began to long for a life as …

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