There’s pleasure in letting fiber slip through your fingers in that old familiar way, creating the yarn you’ve been mastering for years. But the longer you spin the yarn that feels most comfortable, the more difficult you may find it to make a new kind of yarn: a new weight, a new drafting method, a […]

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I have seen the light! (As in light and fluffy.) Never the type of person to even want to process my own fiber, I have recently been convinced. Oh, I’d tried it before—started with a raw fleece, washed, and handcarded (and handcarded) and got small quickly disappearing rolags. To be honest, it just didn’t seem […]

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It’s fairly common that once one has a SABLE (Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy), some of the yarn in said stash loses its label in one form or another. As a good stash-knitter, I try to use yarns from my shelves whenever I can for various projects and I, too, have unlabeled yarn in my […]

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Getting More Crochet for Your Money

Crochet a sweater with five skeins of yarn. Yes please! I am always looking for ways to stretch my yarn a little farther. And I found my excellent tips and exquisite patterns in Robyn Chachula's new book Simply Crochet. Robyn shares how different crochet stitches use less yarn; thus, saving your money: Not all stitches […]

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