New access, and sweater spin

A weight has been lifted from the blog! It took me long enough but writing last week was the push I needed to complete the task of finding a new theme for The Knit Knack.

Four large skeins and one small skein of handspun Polwarth/silk yarn are twisted and placed in a wooden tray with gingerbread-style cut sides.  The vertical skein to the left is variegated teal, light blue, white and grey.  The four horizontal skeins are an aqua blue.  The wooden tray is on a black faux lattice metal table on an outdoors patio.
Sometimes things come together: a sweater quantity of handspun

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The theme that I chose, and customized is ‘Rosalie.’ It is more streamlined, and is labeled “accessibility ready.” We have changed from free to a commercial theme for the site. Working to improve accessibility issues is the silver lining of changes related to the Ravelry update last year.

The 12 oz of Spirit Trail Fiber Works & 3.5 oz of Sweet Georgia are both 85/ 15 Polwarth/ Silk spun in double drive tension on my Watson Martha spinning wheel. The total is around 1,105 yards.

Since 2 of the Martha bobbins had another spin-in-progress, I finally brought my Spinolution Mach 2 up from the basement & tried a thing. It worked! You can use cotton seine twine on these wheels. The drive wheel has not chattered or swayed as it did before, and held the drive band.

Clematis has started its display

In working out of the box this week, I have decided to aim for 2 posts a month using my Tuesday afternoon as a hopeful time-slot. The posts will need to be shorter than typical. I am looking forward to sharing again.

Let me know what you think about the new look!

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Lara is a spinner, knitter, natural dyer, parent abandoning a certain fear of weaving. Jamaican-Canadian; she/her in the Greater Toronto Area; we have a Jellicle cat, Melvin & a Double Doodle, Spark. A spindle is usually close to hand!

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