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.