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