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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice gave us a nice snowfall, a perfect start to the winter. It was a good day to stay inside and start with Phase Three of my spinning project. I put both bobbins on a lazy kate, and started making a two-ply yarn.  It takes as long to ply the yarn as it […]

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Phase Two of Spinning Project

My silk yarn arrived. Not a very useful format, however, being in a skein.  I need to get it onto a bobbin so I can use it. Next step is to get the skein of yarn onto the swift. I discovered I have more than two yarn ends, which means there are some breaks but […]

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From Wikipedia, these are the differences between qiviut and cashmere wools. Qiviut is the downy undercoat from Muskox, and it is stronger and eight times warmer than sheep’s wool, and softer than cashmere wool. Wild muskoxen have qiviut fibers that are approximately 18 micrometres in diameter.  Females and young animals have slightly finer wool.  For […]

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