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First come the ingredients. The darkest blue is actually deeper and more teal than it looks here. It is some roving that I acquired, I think as a prize at a fiber retreat. It is Prime Merino Silk from River’s Edge Fiber Arts, 65% Merino, 35% silk. The colorway is called All Spruced Up. The lighter blue toward the bottom is 100% Tussah silk from Sweet Georgia and is mostly …

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I sat down this morning for a little spinning wheel time. My mom fell and broke her hip a few days ago, and it is my version of prayer… On the bobbin, I had all the samples we got in the PLY Away goodie bag, and as I finished them, I added little bits of fluff that were sitting on the side table.I still don’t have a full bobbin, and …

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The month started out with the DFW Fiber Fest, during which I helped Yarnorama in their booth. It was great fun, hard work, and honestly, an easy intro to the vending side, if by easy, you understand I mean totally not my responsibility. I was helping out and in the booth most of the festival, but also did plenty of shopping and general scoping it out. I did not do …

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Just so you know it isn’t all spinning all the time, I thought I would show you the hat I started this week. I got the kit for the Primero hat at the Ross Farm booth at the DFW Fiber Festival. They have sheep that are considered heritage breeds and/or rare breeds, and are actively working to conserve the types. There is more to read about that on their website. …

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A few years ago, I was handed a sample of a luxury blend to spin. It was Merino-Muga silk, Yak down, and while I am not sure of the proportions, I am sure it was lovely, so I bought a couple ounces of it. For any readers that know of no such spinning nonsense, it is easiest to spin blended fibers of similar length. Merino is fairly common and is …

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The intention with my last post was to be a springboard to a new habit of posting a few times a week. Of course, life had other ideas as it often does. While I was busy not posting, I was also busy spinning and knitting, and as recent as two weeks ago I have also started weaving. I am going to be blocking two recently finished knit shawls this week, …

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So, I just lost the post I have been working on and here is the short version…things will be changing up here at Knitting Buddha very soon…new look, new shopping experience…officially taking the leap and adding fiber artist to my resume…