Tag Archive: spinning

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.

25% off everything today only!

Today only, everything in my store is 25% off with the coupon code MONDAY25OFF. The discount even applies to clearance items, and I’ve just moved a lot of stuff into the clearance section that would make great gifts. Two of the most popular gifts each year are my sock yarn club and fiber club. If …

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Ibuprofen and Wool

Usually on Thanksgiving Day I post a list of things I’m grateful for. I missed it this year. It’s not that I’m ungrateful. I’m grateful for many things. But it was hard to focus on anything except my back pain. It’s been aching for the past month. Wednesday, after realizing I’d been saying “if it …

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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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Getting ready for the Great Lakes Art Fair

iris handspun yarn

A sheep, a llama, and a goat walk into a bar. Um. Ok, I don’t have the rest of the joke, just the beginning. If anyone can come up with the rest of the joke, please share in the comments. Anyway, the reason I’ve got a sheep, a llama, and a goat in my head …

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More classes, more wheels, more color

Wow. Where to start? I’ve been making a bunch of samples to figure out how much time to allow for different classes, and I think I’ve got it worked out. I’ve added several new classes to the schedule. Basic socks, 2 at a time from the toe up socks (magic loop using a sock blank), …

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What I’m up to

merino in the dyepot

So much for my plan to blog 3 times a week. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to. 1. Dyeing fiber. This is right after adding the dye, before the colors start to mingle. 2. Designing and knitting a hat. I’ll be selling the pattern once it’s finished. Here’s a preview. I actually had the …

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Spinning is cleaning, really

Since I’m going to be teaching classes starting next month, I really need to clean my house, and especially my studio. Well, especially the rest of the house too. You might be thinking, “Riin, we don’t care if your house is dirty,” but trust me. There are dust bison, and it’s hard to walk through …

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