Category Archives: Roving

Fiber, Fiber and more Fiber!!

You don't need to be a spinner to love fibers! I'm not a spinner but it doesn't stop me from indulging in an assortment of fiber.  That's why I am so excited that Knit Picks is now selling many types of fiber. There's Wool of the Andes roving in Bare and in colors, recycled fibers with  Full Circle Roving; there are spinning batts in many colors and now silk hankies!

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Sweater Repair

Ice scrapers are a sure sign that it's time to break out those "serious" sweaters that I've had packed away since Vermont. Oh how those sweaters kept me toasty! Unfortunately it looks like two of them have met with the dreaded wool-nibbling moths! I was able to poke a finger through all four holes. After frowning for a moment and pledging to make some little sachets of cedar shavings, I brightened up a bit when I realized that the new Full Circle Roving had the perfect colors to repair both sweaters without any fuss at all!

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Pom Pom Bunny

Back in my very first post here I mentioned that I wanted to make a mini Linus. When Linus' fur is completely grown out he very much resembles a giant pile of roving with the addition of two very long ears and two very pink eyes. So, my first try at making my very own pocket sized Linus had me reaching for that silky, glossy Bare Gloss Roving. The silk and merino in this particular roving mimics Linus' beautiful shimmery fur so well!

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