Monthly Archives: June 2006

Brollie

I think this is true yarn porn: handspun 85% alpaca (from Brollie, who lives somewhere in Kent/Sussex) /15% silk (I don’t know the names of the pupae, but they will not have died in vain) from the High Weald Fibre … Continue reading

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Sockheel III: this time it’s personal

I WILL triumph. That’s a sock, an inanimate object. I’m a reasonably intelligent human being. I can outthink a sock. See? Note the markers indicating the yarnovers (on the needles). Try to ignore the beaded markers which were accidentally strung … Continue reading

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KIP & BIP (long!)

Too many projects makes for little visible progress on any of them. I’m at the heels (if not my wit’s end) on the ‘dream socks’: I really, really think I prefer short-row heels. Not much experience to base that on, … Continue reading

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It’s so annoying!

I think it is, anyway. Well, many things are, but the one that’s really rankling at the moment is the variable availability of yarn. Allow me to explain. I’m typesetting an… interesting paper at the moment, 37 pages of tables, … Continue reading

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The roses are fabulous

As a child in western Canada ‘rose’ could have been one of two things. Given that the references in literature were to things in gardens, it seemed likely that ‘rose’ was the leggy, spined hybrid teas that sprouted in regimental … Continue reading

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Next!

I think I’ve worked out why the silk weft is becoming hairy after passing through the heddles. I didn’t stop to consider that the internal surfaces of the loops also might be roughened by mild corrosion. And there are *hundreds* … Continue reading

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I am what?!

What kind of yarn are you? You are Dishcloth Cotton.You are a very hard worker, most at home when you’re at home. You are thrifty and seemingly born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain Jane, but you … Continue reading

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