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It's been about a month since I spun anything, so I decided to blow the rust of my skills before I started spinning TPI skeins. Tried something new; left it as a single by air-plying it. We'll see how it works when it's dry. ("The Sultan's Harem" Shetland wool from the Arabian Nights Spinning Box, wool dyed by Rock and String Creations, Kentucky, USA) ... See MoreSee Less

So I cast on a pair of fingerless mitts for the spring, but no matter how tight I purl that first stitch, even with the needle behind, I have terrible ladders. What do you think? Tear back and try again with two circs, or keep going and try to even them out after? ... See MoreSee Less

I have cast on a palette cleansing pair of fingerless mittens, but I have ladders, three and a half of them, even though I've been really careful to tighten up. Do I keep going and try to fix them after, or start again, maybe with magic loop or two circs? The yarn isn't holding the tightening I'm doing at the start of each needle... ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty green hemp for warp! Six hours today to wind it, weigh it, calculate and dye. And I'll probably have to take a hair dryer to it in the morning if I'm going to warp the loom, but it's green and pretty, and I'm happy with it, ... See MoreSee Less

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