Category Archives: My Personal Yarn

How to Make a Code Blanket

This Christmas I decided to make a unique blanket for my brother who loves deciphering codes. I got the idea from Wooly Thoughts, a great website with a ton of really cool ideas for mathematical knitting. But wanted to make … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dog Hair Spinning – Part 5

So now that all of my dog hair had been spun, I was dying to get it on some needles and make something out of it! I didn’t have a whole lot of yarn, so I decided to try socks … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dog Hair Spinning – Part 4

Sorry it’s been such a long time since I posted about this dog hair spinning adventure I had last year. I’ll try to finish it up here! Last post I was just picking up the hand spindle and getting ready … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into Posting

Wow! Can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted! I have been super busy with completing so many projects, what with Christmas and all. Then I was kinda feeling under the weather for a few months, if you … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dog Hair Spinning – Part 3

So now that all the dog hair was dry (finally), I was able to get right down to the fun part… spinning! Now you have to keep in mind that the only other spinning that I’ve ever done is with … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dog Hair Spinning – Part 2

So now I had all this wonderful, soft, smelly, dirty dog hair that needed desperately to be cleaned! As I was looking for a way to spin the dog hair the night before, I had come across a couple of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dog Hair Spinning – Part 1

A couple weeks ago my beautiful one year old German Shepherds starting “blowing their coats.” I couldn’t believe how much fur came off of them! Remus (the perky one on the right) was the first to start shedding back in … Continue reading

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Nursing Shirt Project with Kuka Summer Mercerized Yarn

I had lots of yarn left (over half!!) from crocheting my Mari Nursing Wrap, so I decided to make a matching nursing top. The pattern isn’t actually a nursing top pattern per se, but it is a simple open-front type … Continue reading

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Extra Time for a Fun Crochet Project

Yeah! I finally have my computer back, so now I can blog again! The down time gave me a little extra free time to work on a crochet project that I’ve had in mind for some time. I’ve had four babies … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Steek – Bravely Cutting Your Knitting

“You want me to cut what????” That was my knee-jerk reaction when I first read about steeking! How could anyone, after putting in so many hours of lovely knitting, even think about actually cutting through the work they just finished? … Continue reading

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