Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

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Spin to Knit

I am participating in a swap sponsored by Interweave Press to promote Shannon Okey’s book Spin to Knit. I received my first package on Friday and I would like to thank my partner for sending me this Cormo yarn. It’s about 84 yards, and is navajo plied then overdyed with Kool-aid. Thanks pal! She also read more

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Holiday Gifts Abound!

I mailed the last of my family’s gifts out this evening. I do have a few other packages to go out, but one is waiting on an item [and I’m prolonging the Christmas excitement for the recipient, she’s heading out of town before I could get things to her so it’ll just be there when read more

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A Week Late and a Dollar Short.

Or something like that. I’m feeling better now [although the cold is still hanging on a bit.] This means it’s past due for my Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Report. I drove up with Fyberduck and Emily to Canby. After a short mishap finding the place, we arrived early enough that parking spaces were still read more

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Right ‘Round Baby, Like a Record

It’s Fiber Friday and here’s what I’ve been spinning this week. These photos were taken with my new camera, I’m very excited to now own a DSLR. A thick and thin merino single with white and black beads spun in. Each bead was tied in the center of a piece of thread and held together read more

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Recent Yarns

All of my recent spinning has been for a swap, so it was quite secret. Now that they’ve been received, I can post pictures! Spun from a Grafton Fibers “poof” About 140 yards, 4 ounces Approximately 60 yards; colored ply is kool-aid dyed corridale wool, brown is 100% Flint the Llama. Didn’t remember to test read more

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