Category Archives: spinning wheel

How I Make Yarn, Continued

Okay, when I finished up over there, I was talking about ‘carding’ the fiber with hand cards – mine are Ashford student hand carders, 72 point. Once the fiber is nice and smooth, I then roll the fiber into rolags. … Continue reading

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Snowstorm Files, Day 5

Day 5 of the snowstorm brings this: MORE SNOW. School is closed (for the kids) through the end of the week. Friday was scheduled to be a teacher professional day (aka “training”) in the first place, and we’ve been instructed … Continue reading

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Off The Wagon

Guess who now belongs to me? Her! I’m very happy, if even more broke, now. I’m happy to have supported my favorite all-time local yarn shop in buying it, and I think the Ashford products are wonderful besides (and I … Continue reading

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