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Worsted vs Woolen: My experience

This week’s post is quite different. It took me the entire last week to prepare it because I wanted to experiment two different spinning methods; worsted vs. woolen.

You may already know the difference, and there is a lot of theoretical references in the web, magazines and books. That is what I consulted at first, but I really wanted to experiment myself to see the difference between the outcome yarn. Obtaining worsted and woolen yarns depend on many factors. The type of fiber, how you prepare it, and the drafting technique you use to spin it. In the following paragraphs and pictures, I will take you through these factors, so let’s start.

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My Monday post

I wanted to write this last week but I was sick. I have been having a flu that I cannot get rid of. I went to the doctor, and he told me that I was allergic to Max, my kitty. I was really sad after the results because I cannot even think about giving my kitty away. Adri and I are working the things out and changing some habits at home, so Max and I can live happy together.

I wanted to thank to all the wonderful people that left me comments on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. It was so nice to receive all your support.

Let’s talk about my knitting now. That is why your are here, right?

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The joy of knitting for your beloved ones

You may not probably know it yet, but I love knitting stuffed toys. I haven’t knit a lot of them, because I do it specially for my little niece. I like to give them to her as gifts for her Birthday or for Christmas. She is two years old now, and she has received so far 4 toys and 2 blankets knit by me.

Two weeks ago, during our Stitching Retreat 2014, I started knitting the last one of those toys. I chose Slo’Moe, the new pattern of Susan Claudino Designs as my little niece’s second birthday gift.

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My Pursuit of “Wrappingness”

After my trip to Cologne in March, I was so exited about receiving the yarn I ordered from the suppliers I met in the fair. The yarn arrived last week and I was jumping like a little girl when it happened. As soon as I opened the boxes it felt like walking on the clouds. I love the smell of the yarn, the texture and softness; I could lay on it forever.

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