02 April, 2009

Episode 26: Wool Smuggling 101

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Weigh in:

Started: Felted spinning wheel bagSpinning Wheel Bag
Working on Sock, I turned the heel.
Squares for the military

One BFF sock done
Squares for the military

Fiber Exercise:

Finn, 70’s Kitchen spun up, BFL spun up

Happy Birthday Bams!!!


Spun one bobbin worth of BFL, Loving itBFL

Our exercise:

Bams: Normal exercise this week.
Coggie: Joined WW

You just got schooled: More info on Bams Blog
Blue Faced Leicester- Carded, better to comb. Very Soft
Border Leicester- A little coarser. Teased and carded.

Look what I found:
Two items this week:
Knit: Phoenixfire Bunny Slippers
Crochet: Cherylinmtl- Nom Nom Nom


Interview with Beth from The Spinning Loft

Books: In Sheep’s Clothing, The Intentional Spinner, The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning
Fine wool- 12-15 or more CPI
Long wool- Wavy
Down Breed- poof


At The Spinning Loft Thank you Beth for your time and Bethanyg for joining us.
Pictures of the Fiber in the Shop, YUM!

100_6154 Braids mmmm Fiber

Copper Pickle (Lunch)

The copper pickleCopper at the Copper Pickle
mmm cheesesake!

On the menu for this month:
Block Party- ThreadBear, April 17-19
Jane Patrick of Schacht Spindle Company- The Spinning Loft, April 17 & 18
LNYP- City Knitting, April 24
Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mabley are at ThreadBender, May 3 & 4. Lecture and workshops

Gadget Corner:
Hanging Circular needle Caddy