Join Spin City and Knit Spin Quilt at the Kings County Fiber Festival on October 8! Continue reading Kings County Fiber Festival
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving, TX 9th-grader who took a home-made clock to school and was arrested for a bomb, then charged with making a hoax bomb — even though he only ever called it a clock. Ahmed has received a huge outpouring of support on social media … Continue reading STEM education and scholarship fundraiser
I’m going to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool festival this weekend and decided to turn it into a long weekend out of town visiting friends. And what do you do when you visit friends who knit? You bring them yarn they commissioned. (I sometimes spin for friends if they buy the fiber.) First some Gotland … Continue reading Pre-MASW update
I’ve been doing a lot of spinning recently. I’ve joined the Spin City sheep to shawl team, and I’ve been spinning a lot of Romney for warp for them: I’ve also been spinning Gotland fiber for a friend’s sweater: And I’ve spun up two skeins of Polwarth 3-ply yarn from Spunky Eclectic hand-dyed … Continue reading Spinning up a storm
I’ve opened an Etsy store to try to sell little sewn bags, stitch markers, and occasionally handspun yarn. Readers get 10% off with the code “KnitSpinQuiltReader”. To start things off, I’m having a SALE on handspun yarn: all handspun yarns listed in my shop right now are listed at prices that will cover the hand-dyed … Continue reading Resurfacing with an announcement: KnitSpinQuilt on Etsy!
Most of what I’ve been working on recently has been spinning, or English Paper Piecing or knitting. I blame the fact that my sewing table is COVERED IN STUFF. In any case, here are the two projects that I’ve been working on recently of which I have pictures. First is my cat supervising my spinning … Continue reading Spinning more, quilting less.
This has been the weather recently: For the Ravellenic Games (the “knit something challenging during the Olympics” challenge) I decided to do a spinning project and a knitting project. I haven’t finished the mittens yet — not even the first one — but I did finish the yarn. This is a 3-ply, chain-plied (chained with … Continue reading Housebound? Handspinning time.