Interweave Press announces…. The New Spin-Off Site. Complete with lots and lots of free stuff!

Here’s just one of the free patterns they offer, a free Tea Cosy, made from handspun yarn.  Go to www.spinoffmagazine.com and get your free …

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Whew! A whole day without internet; how did the pioneers survive? Most likely they started new projects. A lot of my knitting time is spent thinking about the next project, or the next yarn. Arguing wth myself over whether to …

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Getting started on any new hobby can be expensive, and spinning is no different. Do I want a wheel or a drop spindle to start with? What fiber should I use. How much processing do I want to do myself?…

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On a personal note, we did the power outage thing this past weekend. It was fun. Actually, we’re pretty well set up for such things. We heat (and are able to cook) with wood and have all manner of candles …

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Alt Fiber, by Shannon Okey takes knitting with cotton and bamboo clear into another universe to experiment with the likes of corn, soy, hemp, even seaweed, and many more unusual fibers.

The different qualities of each of these fibers is …

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Kookburra Wool Wash is the latest product to fall victim to my use and abuse list. I like to try these things myself, without reading all the hype, so I can realistically make up my own mind about the products.…

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After spinning a whole lot this past weekend, I tried a new method of washing and setting the yarn. Before, I would have used a just a generic baby shampoo, but I had some Soak on hand so I decided …

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What goes hand in hand with knitting? Spinning!

I just “got” spinning. I mean, I’ve been spinning my own yarn for awhile now, but just last night I got it. It worked. The hands and feet and wheel all seemed …

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