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On the Needles

  • Striped Silky Wool Jacket
    started: October 8, 2007
  • Jade by Elsebeth Lavold
    started: November 6, 2007
  • Pomatomus Socks
    started: August 12, 2007
  • Lizard's Ridge
    started: September 14, 2006
  • Trellis from
    started: September 6, 2006
  • Ribbon Short Sleeve Pullover
    started: August 28, 2006
  • Sarah's Surprise
    started: July 30, 2006 finished: August 26, 2006
  • Log Cabin Blanket
    started: July 8, 2006
  • Socks that Rock May kit
    started June 11, 2006
  • Audrey
    Rowan 35
  • Ravenna
    Lopi No. 24
  • Abfab Afghan
    Kit in Ivory for a wedding gift
  • Kiri Shawl
    All Tangled Up started: October 2005
  • Baby Bobbi Bear
  • Cable Lace Cardigan
    Vouge knitting s/s 2004

Needs Finishing

  • Via Diagonale
    from Needs handles and lining
  • Aztec Sun Vest
    This needs the sewing and a little embroidery

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November 14, 2006



WOW, is all.

Dirt Under Her Nails

My impression of energized yarn is that it is 'over-twisted' so that when it first comes off the bobbin, before you set the twist under pressure, the yarn loops and twists back on itself. this would be easy to do if you spin the wheel fast . once you got comfortable working at that speed I'll bet the spinning would be quick and pretty easy. I encourage you to learn it if you get a chance. Then I could learn it vicariously through you. I'll even lend you my wheel.


Spinning a two ply yarn takes more than twice the time to spin a single, so I can see how she could spin all the yarn for a sweater in a day. I'm guessing the entrelac helps correct the bias that an energized single would have in a whole (say, stockinette) garment. Neat stuff, though.

The Purloined Letter

What incredibly cool stuff to learn. I started reading this post yesterday evening and got interrupted--and spent at least an hour thinking about spinning and entrelac between readings.... You've got me inspired!

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