Category Archives: Fiber

Elizabeth Zimmermann, my knitting guru.

I thought I’d take a moment to talk about my knitting guru, Elizabeth Zimmermann. I recently found this little clip from one of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s knitting videos titled Knitting Workshop. She is the complete reason that I knit. I found … Continue reading

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Primitive Breeds..oh how lovely you are.

Unspun Icelandic and Shetland Yarns I’ve learned something from the primitive breeds this last month. I’ve learned to loosen up and let go. Leave room to bloom. All this from a simple fiber, made from a simple breed of sheep. … Continue reading

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Unspun Icelandic

I’m swatching for my Elizabeth Zimmermann Icelandic Overblouse pattern. This is my first time working with this unspun. The fiber is like a very thin pencil roving, that can drift apart if you’re not a bit vigilant. I’m looking for … Continue reading

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I’ve started making 3×5 documentation cards for the various samples in my rare breed sampler box. The information includes a washed lock of the breed, samples of singles, combed and carded 2 ply and 3 ply yarn samplings, along with notes … Continue reading

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The Wool Community

The Wool Community.

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Rare Breed Sampler

I received a box of rare breed wool samples early this year and they’ve been sitting in my fiber closet. I’ve opened them and looked and petted them but it’s time to comb, card, spin and swatch these little gems. … Continue reading

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Washing wool with the Suint Method…slow wool.

One day I was reading a Spin Off magazine article about cleaning wool fleece. Up to this point I had not had the greatest luck washing my fleece in hot water and detergent, mostly because I couldn’t keep my hands … Continue reading

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