In gratitude to my wonderful customers for my 500th sale, I’ve decided to give away these lovely skeins of handspun yarn. All three are bulky yarns that I spun thick and thin. These would make a fantastic soft and cozy cowl, don’t you think? Here’s what the winner will get: Bird of Paradise (middle) –… Read More 500th Sale Handspun Yarn Giveaway
I just found this on Youtube and thought it was brilliant. I usually use a cake ball winder, but if you don’t have one or want something that might be even faster, here it is. The video starts with a kitchen hand mixer, but she also shows an option with a drill near the end.
If you love all the wonderful colors of silk hankies and would love to knit or crochet with them but you don’t spin, here’s a great tutorial on how to knit directly from them:
Over the course of the last few weeks, I came up with what I think is a completely new type of art yarn. I am calling it dimensional yarn. There’s thick yarn and thin yarn and thick-and-thin yarn but this is more like thin-to-thick yarn. The idea was to make yarn that went from very… Read More And now for something completely different…Dimensional Yarn
Many thanks to Sandy of IndigoKittyKnits for agreeing be a guest blogger here at Purple Lamb. She’s talking about knitting with handspun yarn and has lots of great ideas to share. Here’s Sandy: I’d like to thank Carla for very kindly inviting me to write a guest post on her blog. She asked… Read More Knitting with Handspun Yarn – A Guest Post from Sandy of Indigo Kitty Knits
I don’t mean to sound snarky–at least not while this blog is so young–and I don’t mean to sound like a yarn snob (okay fine, guilty as charged), but here’s what I’m wondering: Why would anybody use acrylic (aka petroleum or coal-based) yarn? I get that it’s cheap, strong, and easily available in every color… Read More Seven Things Acrylic Yarn is Good For