Tag Archives: beaded yarn

Magic Words


This is my least favorite product of this weekend’s flurry of productivity. It’s not BAD or anything. In fact, the spinning is some of my best work. I was expecting more out of the beads, though. The whole thing turned … Continue reading

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Gold Vein


Despite a couple of migraines, it was a productive weekend for me. I did a “media fast”, and didn’t watch tv, play video games, or get on the internet. Here’s my favorite product of all that spare time: It’s 100% … Continue reading

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Big spender


So, on Tuesday evening I made three big purchases. Things I’d been saving up for, talking about, and debating for months. Of the three, guess which item I was most excited about. Was it: Did you guess the TV? Really? … Continue reading

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Au, everyone’s fave element


I’ve always preferred Ag, but Au is currently experiencing such a tremendous rise in popularity I figured I’d better spin some yarn with it (if you aren’t a science nerd, Au is gold’s elemental symbol on the periodic table and … Continue reading

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Yarn sampler, slight site re-design


Awhile ago, Mom and I were struggling to come up with a way to explain to people how they could order custom yarn. There are so many combinations of beads, dyed fibers, and alpaca fiber. We haven’t entirely solved the … Continue reading

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Studded snows


Winter has decided to smack us around a bit. They’re forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for us today and this evening. It’s hard on the animals, because on Monday it was 80 degrees F, and today it’s snowing with a forecasted … Continue reading

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It is done.


Bonus points if you know what movie I’m referencing in the title, especially if you aren’t related to me. I’ve finally finished the yarn order I’ve been trying to fill for two months. This time, I used the correct color … Continue reading

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How to: Spin a beaded yarn


Good morning! Today, I thought I’d explain how I spin beaded yarns, since I tend to get a ton of questions about it. I guess some knitters add beads to their pieces after they are finished, using tiny crochet hooks. That … Continue reading

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Annnnd…fail


I finished the spinning project I’ve been working on. Unfortunately, it was supposed to be black and brown yarn with BROWN beads. Now I have 250 yards of the wrong yarn, and no more Brittany or Tulip fiber to work with. … Continue reading

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Update on current spinning project


I can tell that the creative juices aren’t flowing when I’m already winding the two-ply yarn off the bobbin, and I still haven’t come up with any names. Usually I have half a dozen by this point, most of which … Continue reading

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