Category Archives: spinning

Handspun Giveaway – Odds and Bobs

I went through my fiber and yarn this week and got it all sorted and put away. The good news is that everything fits again AND I’ve been on such a handmade binge lately that I even have a tote … Continue reading

03.14.2015    11 Comments    spinning

That 70’s Hand Spun Yarn

Sometime last year I bought three braids of New Zealand Perendale from Maude and Me, two in an orange/brown colourway called Maple and one in a yellow/brown colourway called Mr. Brightside. As soon as I saw them I knew that … Continue reading

03.05.2014    1 Comment    awesome, crafting, spinning

Custom Designed Raglan Sweater via the Knit Cafe

I’m partway through the Design Your Own Sweater class at the Knit Cafe¬†here in Toronto, taught by the ever lovely Robbie. I’m taking the class so that I’ll have a custom designed raglan sweater for that perfect sweater fit (aka, … Continue reading

11.21.2013    1 Comment    awesome, crafting, knitting, spinning

Carding Border Leicester into Batts

I purchased one pound of silver Border Leicester locks from a destash a couple of months ago. Over the last week I slowly tackled the big job of doing the first round through the drum carder. And this is what … Continue reading

11.06.2013    Leave a comment    awesome, crafting, spinning

All of the Hand Spun Yarn!

Over the summer and before I quit work I had zero time for Jana-related hobbies. And yet yarn and fiber kept trickling into the house, the end result of which was one very full fiber cabinet. So when I saw … Continue reading

10.24.2013    Leave a comment    awesome, crafting, spinning