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Drop Spindle Spinning – Adventures in learning to spin

In which I prove that stubbornness is sometimes a useful trait I have been trying to learn to spin for years. Every year at Tour de Fleece time, I get the itch to learn drop spindle spinning. This trend started in 2010 when I received a Learn to Spin kit. The kit included a VHS …

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Sample of ssk and k2tog decreases

So How DO You Work an SSK?- A Tutorial

I am constantly amazed at how many ways people describe and work the left leaning decrease known as ssk. I am beginning to think every knitter has her own variation of it. Being the curious sort, I have been researching the different methods you see the stitch presented. I wanted to share a few of …

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Arwen's Elven Accessories in Wine

Arwen Gets a Facelift (pattern updates galore)

Arwen pattern updates If you have followed me for long, you will know that I have been updating some of my older patterns. Some patterns only needed a simple change of layout. But some of my older patterns, like my¬†popular Arwen series of accessories,¬† needed a full on facelift since my writing style has changed …

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Gulf Breezes Shawl pattern shown in Beachy Keen gradient set

Gulf Breezes Pattern Update

In my continuing effort to bring you the best patterns possible, Gulf Breezes shawl pattern has been completely updated and revised. What’s New? Knitters now have the option of working the lace sections with either charted or written instructions. Chart lovers rejoice! I am particularly excited about these charts because they fit so nicely on …

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