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Susan the Blue Lake Knitter's Blog – April 2010 Archive (2)

Long Overdue Blog

This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 28, 2010 at 10:34am — 78 Comments

Working with Homespun Yarns

Since last spring I have been spinning my own yarn. And this isn't something that you just do - it takes practice - lots of practice. Your first attempts are usually pretty sad, but you have to keep trying or you will not learn to spin. I practiced all last year, and right before Christmas I started spinning with the Border Leicester x Bluefaced Leicester wool handblended with red silk. As you may remember, I finished that 20 oz batch of yarn at the middle of March. On March 25 I cast on the…

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Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 5, 2010 at 12:50pm — 20 Comments

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