Blind Spot

I have to tell you something very silly I did. When I was first coming back to spinning, I was hearing about the different drafts. Short forward draw made sense to me; it came naturally. In that draft, your fibre hand is still, and your drafting hand moves back and forth from the fibre source. … More Blind Spot

8 and 9 of 51 Yarns: True Woolen and Worsted: Knit

This post is part of a spin-along through 51 Yarns by Jacey Boggs Faulkner, in the Wool n’ Spinning community. For other posts in this series, check here. Having prepped and spun these two examples of extreme worsted and woolen yarn, the last step was to knit them up. The swatches produced exactly the fabrics … More 8 and 9 of 51 Yarns: True Woolen and Worsted: Knit

Mend it or Mulch it

Following my success with patching N’s leggings, I’ve been making good progress with the mending this month. Here are some of my favourites. I tried the “full Rodabaugh” on a pair of my stretch jeans that wore right out on one knee. I used that same “jegging” fabric that I used on Ns pants, and … More Mend it or Mulch it

The Bees Knees

After my griping and moaning in last post, I realized I just needed to have a go at mending Ns leggings. I’ve mended her leggings before with creative reinforced darns, but they always tore again right away. Or she grew a couple inches and a new knee wore out. This time I decided to go … More The Bees Knees