Tag: handspun

Baumwolle spinnen lernen auf der Tahkli Spindel

Spinning :: Baumwolle spinnen lernen ::

Ich habe mal überlegt, wann ich eigentlich zum Wolle spinnen gekommen bin. So ganz sicher bin ich nicht, aber es ist über 10 Jahre her. Angefangen habe ich mit einem Starterset von Rudi Künzl, bestehend aus einer Spindel und 100 g kardierter Wolle. Ich habe diverse Wollsorten zu dickeren und dünneren Fäden versponnen, auf diversen Spindeln, Read More

From fiber to sweater: Baby Raglan

Baby boy is 7 months old as of today and is already very mobile and quick to get around in a belly crawl that’s just too cute for words. To keep his belly warm on the floor this little sweater got off the needles just in time. It’s a basic top-down raglan with the yoke Read More

On a spinning kick

As far as craft hobbies go I always seem to be on one kick or another. Probably mostly because while I might have time to extensively knit I wouldn’t man  age to do large crochet stuff on top of that AND spinning yarn at the same time. Days with 24 hours only and all that 😉 Read More

From fiber to shawl: Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Fiber: 25 grams, 40% Bison / 40% Alpaca / 10% Merino / 10% Silk – Frosted Tea from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Spinning: spun on Russian spindles by Ed Tabachek and GrippingYarn Plying: plied on a Tabachek plying spindle by way of a 2-stranded plying ball Yarn: 170 meters/25 grams Pattern: Free pattern Age of Read More

Sunkissed – From Fiber to Yarn

Snow, snow and look! More snow. Still perfect weather for spinning, knitting and keeping warm next to the heater. Here's some yarn that got finished last week. I'm calling it 'Sunkissed' because someone on Ravelry commented it reminded her of well planted garden with all the flowers in bloom on a bright sunny day in Read More

From Fiber to Shawl :: Bewitched Citron ::

This little shawl is obviously the most knitted project from the newest Knitty issue. As of today Ravelry lists 379 projects and counting. When I first browsed this issue it was this pattern that instantly caught my eyes. And I was totally set to knit it in the original yarn – Malabrigo Lace Merino. Alas, Read More

FO :: Hand-spun Socks ::

I finished the hand-spun socks last week pretty much in record time. The turned really nice and I’ve already worn them twice. The yarn got me a pair of mid-calf high socks (when worn they are 34 cm from floor to cast-off edge) that work especially well in boots. They tend to slouch down a Read More

WIP :: From fiber to sock ::

It’s been a while since I’ve tried knitting two socks at the same time on circular needles. All I remember is a whole lot of fiddling. I wanted to give this thing another try because ending up with two socks at the same time sure sounds like a cool thing. And besides there’s lots of Read More

Spindle Gallery :: KCL Woods Spindle ::

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a picture of a spindle from my collection. Here comes a particularly fancy exemplar of the drop spindle species. Whorl: Mesquite Whorl with Russian Laquered Brooch, 7.5 cm in diameter Shaft: Purpleheart, 27 cm Weight: 33 g Maker: Ken Ledbetter from KCL Woods Fiber: hand-dyed BFL batt by Read More

Ishbel – From Fiber to Shawl

It’s not as if I wouldn’t own a sizable stash of yarn and fiber to choose from. How does one choose fiber for the next project anyway? Well, this nice and soft Merino/Nylon top in the tempting colorway ‘Magnolia’ was calling to be spun as soon I had opened the parcel it came in from Read More

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