I have a new column, calledKnittyspin. I’ll be writing about spinning yarn for knitting. The first column is about why I knit with handspun and all of the things I think about when I make yarn to knit with. I’ve gotten many big email hugs from spinners who’ve read it. I have to say it feels wonderful. I was nervous. I think a lot about spinning and knitting, sometimes too much. I was worried I was rehashing things all spinners knew already or just twirling in mental circles. Whew! Now I can start working on the next column.
I have big news – I’m teaching at Rhinebeck this year!
Workshops aren’t up yet, but here’s a list of what I’ll be teaching:
Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want
Color Play: Stress-free Ways to Spin with Color
Square Peg in a Round Hole: Using Your Handspun for Knitting Patterns Written for Commercial Yarn
The Difference a Ply Makes: Choosing the Right Ply for Your Knitting Project
Straw into Gold: Knitting with Handspun
I Like Big Yarn and I Cannot Lie : Spinning Big Lofty Yarn
I hope I get to meet a bunch of you in person!
My Hansen miniSpinner and I are getting to know each other. I spent a while just spinning little bits of a lot of things in a bunch of different ways. It was my version of opening all of my birthday presents all at once – fiber flying everywhere, spinning woolen, worsted, fat, skinny, thick and thin all only for a yard or two. It was a blast.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com