Project #2: Mixed wool hickory gossamer pullover from farm to fashion.

Project #2: Mixed Wool Hickory Gossamer Tunic

Getting Started This project started with my trip to The Woolery for a quick purchase of some fleece for my Friendship Spinners Guild meeting. I bought a pound of off-white roving, which is a blend of wool from 57 different sheep. I started spinning the yarn using long draw woolen method on my Lendrum portable spinning wheel while socializing with other spinners at the meeting. I decided to spin very thin yarn for a light-weight pullover for this exceptionally warm winter month. Off-white roving that I took to the Guild meeting. The finely-spun yarn was finished in a few days. It’s amazing how much time it takes to spin just one bobbin when the yarn… Read More

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Project # 1: White and Blue Romney Wool Rugged Mittens

Before moving forward with the descriptions of my projects, I would like to revert back in history and fill in some missing gaps. This post is about my first complete project that included my own spinning (very first yarn I’ve eve spun) and knitting with my yarn. This was my first real spinning project, not my first knitting project. I learned to knit from my grandmother and from my neighbor. I leaned how to crochet from my mom. I was seven when I started and I haven’t stopped ever since. As a knitter, I always wanted to have a full control of the type of yarn I am using for… Read More

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