The Approach of Fall.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Ravelry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Approach of Fall. Our September Bump of the Month was “Deciduous”. Mine will become a pair of socks. I’ve reached the boring part of sock knitting.  The cuff.  Don’t know what it is about the cuff but I love knitting the foot and turning the heel. Toe up socks are so much easier to fit and gauging your yarn is simpler to. No left overs. So glad I found this pattern many years ago. I haven’t made a top down pair of socks in forever. The yarn...

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Ravelry – October & Updates to Site

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Products, Ravelry | 0 comments

Microsoft Well we survived all the ‘windows 10’ updates but not without a few problems. Hopefully things are now starting to return to normal. I’ll spare you any further comments on this except to say this had better not happen again microsoft or this person will quickly convert to Apple. Bump of the Month Ravelry Bump of the Month for October is called “All Hallows’ Eve”.  The green and purple was suggested by one of the participants in...

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Ravelry Spin-along: Colour Study

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 in Ravelry | 0 comments

Progress on September Bump The September bump was a surprise for many. It was actually 2 rovings in one. One brown and one multi-coloured. I chose to spin the 22 micron Merino. . Progress I looked at the roving and all I could see is the orange. Orange is not one of  my favourite colours.  Perhaps I should remove the orange from the roving and work with the balance. In the end I decided to use to spin a navaho plied sock yarn in basic brown with stripes using all the...

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Ravelry-September Bump of the Month

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 in Ravelry | 0 comments

Please order before the end of August. To be shipped on or before September 1st. Everyone seems anxious to get going with the September challenge. So here are your fibre choices for September. 4oz roving. Prices are in Canadian dollars. BFL $16 22 micron Merino (easy spin) $17 17.5 micron Organic Merino $20 Shipping is $7 flat rate. Remember your shipping is refunded if you choose to order other roving at the same time or extras of the bump of the month. No taxes...

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September “Bump of the Month” Roving

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Ravelry | 0 comments

New Roving for September Time to think about ordering your roving for the Ravelry Group “Spin-along: Colour Study”, for the month of September. I would like to have all the requests in by August 15 so that they can be in the mail by September 1. Ravelry Join my Ravelry Group or email me at uppercanadatextiles.@gmail.com to order. August Colour Challenge Thank you to all who participated in the August colour challenge! Don’t forget to post your photos to...

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Ravelry Spin-along: Colour Study August

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in Ravelry | 0 comments

I plied my yarn last night. I had decided I would try a novelty yarn. In reality I’m a very vanilla spinner so this is a real leap for me. My drafting is very relaxed. I simply enjoy the feeling of the fibres slipping between the fingers of my right hand and using my left only when needed.  Colour changes in the roving are soothing. The challenge of making a novelty yarn. Spinning thick and thin for this spin-along is a real challenge when you have spent years trying...

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