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That is 8 ounces of fiber, in a single, on a *standard* size bobbin.  The kind of standard that should only hold 4 ounces. That’s the kind of magic that spinning frog hair brings to the party. #spinning #spinnersofinstagram #spin #spinners #wip #sip #operationfinishallthethings #schachtspinners #schachtladybug #spinster #spinner #spinstersofinstagram #spinnersofig #spinstersofig #froghair #fiercefibers #agoodyarnsarasota #purldivers #handspinning #spinstagram #handspinner #handspinners #handspun #handspunstagram #handspinnersofig #spin #spin15aday2018challenge #akerworks #schactsidekick
That is 8 ounces of fiber, in a single, on a *standard* size bobbin. The kind of standard that should only hold 4 ounces. That’s the kind of magic that spinning frog hair brings to the party. #spinning  #spinnersofinstagram  #spin  #spinners  #wip  #sip  #operationfinishallthethings  #schachtspinners  #schachtladybug  #spinster  #spinner  #spinstersofinstagram  #spinnersofig  #spinstersofig  #froghair  #fiercefibers  #agoodyarnsarasota  #purldivers  #handspinning  #spinstagram  #handspinner  #handspinners  #handspun  #handspunstagram  #handspinnersofig  #spin  #spin15aday2018challenge  #akerworks  #schactsidekick 
This afternoon, I finished spinning up the second bobbin of singles of this gorgeous @hipstrings superwash Targhee. Kiddo picked out this fiber and asked me to spin it for her, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to actually do it for quite a while. I’ll be chain-plying each bobbin for two skeins, and kiddo has asked me to knit her some leg warmers (because she claims she has enough socks — something I didn’t think was possible).
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This afternoon, I finished spinning up the second bobbin of singles of this gorgeous @hipstrings superwash Targhee. Kiddo picked out this fiber and asked me to spin it for her, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to actually do it for quite a while. I’ll be chain-plying each bobbin for two skeins, and kiddo has asked me to knit her some leg warmers (because she claims she has enough socks — something I didn’t think was possible). . . #spinning  #spinstagram  #spinnersofig  #spinnersofinstagram  #igyarnspinners  #handspun  #hipstrings  #targhee  #akerworks  #handspinner  #handspinning  #handspinnersofinstagram  #handspinnersofig 
Plying finished and wheel put away until after #chicagomarathon time to get back to knitting and give my legs a rest #spinning #ravelry #tourdefleece2018 #akerworks
Second bobbin finished, ready for plying #spinning #akerworks #hilltopcloud #ravelry
Excited to ply this tomorrow once it rests a little bit. Loving the #rederisilk all through this. #spinning #akerworks
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This tiny bebby came in the mail today... I was fully enabled by @evanitaewm and the videos she took in the sunlight with her akerworks lotus -- so here is my shitty recreation 😆
This tiny bebby came in the mail today... I was fully enabled by @evanitaewm and the videos she took in the sunlight with her akerworks lotus -- so here is my shitty recreation 😆
Had to get the sewing machine working to fix one of the kiddo's school uniform and tested it by spicing up one of the @akerworks bobbin bags! #handspun #spinnersofig #spinnersofinstagram #akerworks #sewing #sew
Very quickly falling in love with my new @akerworks bobbins for the Victoria! So excited to add them to the traveling spinner gear. Probably should have bit the bullet and ordered three! #handspun #spinnersofig #spinnersofinstagram #akerworks #louet #louetvictoria
I need something to ply, tout de suite!
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Welcoming a new member to the herd!  Love this little roadbug and found that the Akerworks Majacraft baby bobbin works perfectly with it!  Had to include a “family” picture 
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In love. Also first attempt at Andean plying which was surprisingly good. I still don't know why it works, but I'm glad it did! #spinning #akerworks
In love. Also first attempt at Andean plying which was surprisingly good. I still don't know why it works, but I'm glad it did! #spinning  #akerworks 
I love plying so much, and I especially love that this #akerworks spindle can fit an entire 100g braid! #spinning #spindle
A #latergram from yesterday evening - finishing up spinning the singles of my @spottedcircus merino / firestar. These will be plied today, after I’ve done some dyeing and some sleeve knitting. Happy Sunday everyone! #handspunyarn #spinstagram #spinnersofinstagram #akerworks
Took a break from knitting socks for kiddo to do some spinning for her! She picked out this @hipstrings superwash Targhee that I’m spinning up into sock yarn. The color transitions from beautiful periwinkle blue/purple to this amazing coral, so I split the top down the middle and will be spinning up two chain-plied skeins for matching (ish) socks. 
I’m also taking a break from my WooLee Winder so I can use my colorful @akerworks bobbins. They definitely make spinning more fun (provided I remember to move my yarn guide every now and then).
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Took a break from knitting socks for kiddo to do some spinning for her! She picked out this @hipstrings superwash Targhee that I’m spinning up into sock yarn. The color transitions from beautiful periwinkle blue/purple to this amazing coral, so I split the top down the middle and will be spinning up two chain-plied skeins for matching (ish) socks. I’m also taking a break from my WooLee Winder so I can use my colorful @akerworks bobbins. They definitely make spinning more fun (provided I remember to move my yarn guide every now and then). . #spinning  #spinstagram  #spinnersofig  #spinnersofinstagram  #igyarnspinners  #hipstrings  #targhee  #akerworks  #lendrum  #handspun  #handspinning  #handspinner 
Thanks for all the kudos for my giant skein. For those that are curious the yarn is a 2 ply that was spun worsted using longdraw from hand drumcarded batts. I used my lendrum dt. To get such a huge amount in one skein I plied using the jumbo flyer and the akerworks super jumbo bobbin. Then I filled it up til the yarn was rubbing against the arms :-) #TeamTrindle #TourDeFleece #TourDeFleece2018 #SpinnersOfInstagram #fleecetosweater #akerworks
Thanks for all the kudos for my giant skein. For those that are curious the yarn is a 2 ply that was spun worsted using longdraw from hand drumcarded batts. I used my lendrum dt. To get such a huge amount in one skein I plied using the jumbo flyer and the akerworks super jumbo bobbin. Then I filled it up til the yarn was rubbing against the arms :-) #TeamTrindle  #TourDeFleece  #TourDeFleece2018  #SpinnersOfInstagram  #fleecetosweater  #akerworks 
Log under things you can do with weaving bobbins: wind spindle spins onto them and then pop them onto your #AkerKate for plying with your wheel. Thank goodness, too, these singles are teeny tiny and plying is taking a  l o n g  time. I started with 7 bobbins 2 days ago - still have yarn on 4!
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I’ve finished spinning both bobbins of singles of my @hipstrings fibre! I’m attempting to create a 2ply gradient - we shall see if that works - the colourway visible is ‘Unicorn Dance Party’ 😍 #spinnersofinstagram #hipstrings #akerworks #handspunyarn
I’ve finished spinning both bobbins of singles of my @hipstrings fibre! I’m attempting to create a 2ply gradient - we shall see if that works - the colourway visible is ‘Unicorn Dance Party’ 😍 #spinnersofinstagram  #hipstrings  #akerworks  #handspunyarn 
I thought #tdf2018 ended over one week ago and stopped spinning because my brain took a vacation last week. 🤦🏻‍♀️ No wonder I felt like TdF flew by so quickly. So this is all I spun. #teamakerworks2018 #dandelionsanddaisies #craftyjaksboutique #handspunyarn #chainply #gradientyarn #igyarnspinners #akerworks #stashdash2018
OMG you guys, this!  I always admired all the Odds & Ends skeins I saw every #tourdefleece now I made one.  I wasn’t certain as it plied up on the bobbin but I feel that more often than you think.  I 💕💕💕 this so much.  #itw #handspunyarn #tourdefleece2018 #itwtdf2018 #hansenminispinner #spinnersofinstagram #akerworks #handspunyarn #spinstagram #handspun
Finale of Tour de Fleece: finished 1 skein on Aura, about 1/3 of the way through Malachite, and about 1/4 of the way through my big Jenkins spin. I also spun a wee bit on the new Lotus Modular Spindle and on Hummingbird Bee. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2018 #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TWFTDF18 #TeamMajacraft2018 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks #jenkinsturkishspindle #Majacraft #MajacraftAura  #weepeggy #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #threewatersfarm #hhsockalong #homesteadhobbyist #akerworksniddynoddy #twfjul18
Finale of Tour de Fleece: finished 1 skein on Aura, about 1/3 of the way through Malachite, and about 1/4 of the way through my big Jenkins spin. I also spun a wee bit on the new Lotus Modular Spindle and on Hummingbird Bee. #handspunstagram  #spinstagram  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberfeature  #wemakeyarn  #TeamJenkins2018  #teamfunonion2018  #TeamAkerworks2018  #TWFTDF18  #TeamMajacraft2018  #TeamHH2018  #Akerworks  #jenkinsturkishspindle  #Majacraft  #MajacraftAura  #weepeggy  #tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #tdf2018  #threewatersfarm  #hhsockalong  #homesteadhobbyist  #akerworksniddynoddy  #twfjul18 
Day 23 of Tour de Fleece: making more progress on Malachite. Will take me quite a bit longer to finish this spin. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks  #weepeggy #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #homesteadhobbyist
Please let me know if you ever grow tired of these kinds of rainbow bobbin component photos. It’s possible my response will be “PHBBBLLLTTT,” but in a very respectful appreciative way, of course :-)
Please let me know if you ever grow tired of these kinds of rainbow bobbin component photos. It’s possible my response will be “PHBBBLLLTTT,” but in a very respectful appreciative way, of course :-)
Matching nails and drop spindle! A bit of spinning while we wait for dinner to cook over the fire 💕🐬💕🐬
Matching nails and drop spindle! A bit of spinning while we wait for dinner to cook over the fire 💕🐬💕🐬
Finished!  One project finally done and on the last day of #tourdefleece2018 !  I will know the details of how much tomorrow but it is ALOT!  #spinnersofinstagram #spinning #spin #tdf2018 #dicentra #akerworks #teamakerworks2018
Well I finished the last skein of the tour!  Tomorrow is for bath and drying.  Then beauty shots.  #tourdefleece2018 #spinnersofinstagram #hansenminispinner #handspun #handspunyarn #itwtdf2018 #itw #akerworks
My final #tourdefleece2018 spin of the year.  I didn’t spin every day but I worked on techniques I wanted to spin.  I sometimes wish I could be the fiber artist I want to be all day every day but I also know that part of what keeps me creative is the desire to help others and the outlet to do so is in my day job yet I want to be where my heart, mind and soul sees and bleeds colors and texture all the time. Sigh, big sigh.  In my special dream world, I would be at my spinning wheel all day...out in the pasture surrounded by my herd and the nights in my studio creating. So ends the last day of #tdf2018 with me sitting at my precious wheel fighting my anxious thoughts. #teamakerworks2018 #spinnersofinstagram #wool #akerworks #teamspinningbox #fiberartist #makersgonnamake #keepingitreal #anxietygirl
My final #tourdefleece2018  spin of the year. I didn’t spin every day but I worked on techniques I wanted to spin. I sometimes wish I could be the fiber artist I want to be all day every day but I also know that part of what keeps me creative is the desire to help others and the outlet to do so is in my day job yet I want to be where my heart, mind and soul sees and bleeds colors and texture all the time. Sigh, big sigh. In my special dream world, I would be at my spinning wheel all day...out in the pasture surrounded by my herd and the nights in my studio creating. So ends the last day of #tdf2018  with me sitting at my precious wheel fighting my anxious thoughts. #teamakerworks2018  #spinnersofinstagram  #wool  #akerworks  #teamspinningbox  #fiberartist  #makersgonnamake  #keepingitreal  #anxietygirl 
Its the last day of #tourdefleece2018  and here is what I finished up with: a giant 8 oz of #threewatersfarm  Race Splash and Racing Through Puddles on Falkland, 4 oz of Miss Babs Zombie Prom on BFL, and an unfinished 2 oz of Three Waters Farm Living Color on BFL. What fun this was!
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Gives a new meaning to the term “the long and winding road”... taking the shop’s @akerworks Yarn Caddy on a literal test drive today, and very excited that my new car has enough room for me to wind handspun in the front passenger seat!
Gives a new meaning to the term “the long and winding road”... taking the shop’s @akerworks Yarn Caddy on a literal test drive today, and very excited that my new car has enough room for me to wind handspun in the front passenger seat!
Yesterday's progress! Today is the last day of #tourdefleece2018... Not sure how much spinning I'll get done as Sundays are family days... Well see. #teamakerworks2018 #tdfhousecup2018 #akerworks #schachtmatchless #dracothepuppy #naturallyknitty
I have no idea how much yardage is on here, but it took me 6 hours to fill a bobbin with 105g of a 3-ply fingering-weight yarn. This is Poison Skies by @homesteadhobbyist (one of the treasures I allowed myself during Kenneth’s trunk show at the shop a few weeks ago!) and is a 50/25/25 blend of Southdown/Dorset Horn/mulberry silk. Tomorrow in the car, I’ll wind this off and check yardage. Pretty sure I have enough for a pair of standard adult socks! #hhsockalong #nightspinning #deservesaquietnight
I have no idea how much yardage is on here, but it took me 6 hours to fill a bobbin with 105g of a 3-ply fingering-weight yarn. This is Poison Skies by @homesteadhobbyist (one of the treasures I allowed myself during Kenneth’s trunk show at the shop a few weeks ago!) and is a 50/25/25 blend of Southdown/Dorset Horn/mulberry silk. Tomorrow in the car, I’ll wind this off and check yardage. Pretty sure I have enough for a pair of standard adult socks! #hhsockalong  #nightspinning  #deservesaquietnight 
Home from my camping trip so back on the wheel. Got my birthday present from my mother, Akerworks bobbin and lazy kate, so I put the toilet paper roll yarn balls onto the pack flat bobbins and then on the lazy kate and plying became a dream.  So happy!

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Home from my camping trip so back on the wheel. Got my birthday present from my mother, Akerworks bobbin and lazy kate, so I put the toilet paper roll yarn balls onto the pack flat bobbins and then on the lazy kate and plying became a dream. So happy! #tdf  #tourdefleece2018  #yarn  #spinning  #spinningyarn  #tourdefleece  #tdf18  #spinnersofinstagram  #spinnersofig  #teamspinaholics2018  #tdfteamvhoc2018  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberarts  #moose   #majacraft  #teammaja2018  #dropspindle  #woodlandtdf2018   #akerworks 
A little macro eye candy for the weekend! 🔎🌀💕 I love when a hand dyed braid has enough variation in it to cause lots of barberpolling within the single like this. Looks so awesome! 😍 In an attempt to finish #tourdefleece2018 on a strong note, I added two more braids of fiber to my final goal. Started braid 1 yesterday morning and finished braid 2 this evening. 💪🏼😂💦 Time to ply! Final yarn should be just about sport weight. 😄🎉 #bobbinshot #tourdefleece #teamakerworks2018
A little macro eye candy for the weekend! 🔎🌀💕 I love when a hand dyed braid has enough variation in it to cause lots of barberpolling within the single like this. Looks so awesome! 😍 In an attempt to finish #tourdefleece2018  on a strong note, I added two more braids of fiber to my final goal. Started braid 1 yesterday morning and finished braid 2 this evening. 💪🏼😂💦 Time to ply! Final yarn should be just about sport weight. 😄🎉 #bobbinshot  #tourdefleece  #teamakerworks2018 
Figuring the gauge can be easier when you use the right tools. 
Paper, pencil , swatch and ruler all you need, but there are a variety of gauge tools out there. 
I love my Akerworks gauge tool and it has made things much easier.
Line it up and count the stitches and rows! 
Easy Peasy! Thanks @akerworks !
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Figuring the gauge can be easier when you use the right tools. Paper, pencil , swatch and ruler all you need, but there are a variety of gauge tools out there. I love my Akerworks gauge tool and it has made things much easier. Line it up and count the stitches and rows! Easy Peasy! Thanks @akerworks ! * * * #spark  #inspiration  #initiateknitdesign  #designinspiration  #knittinginspiration  #floridaknitdesigner  #indiedesigner  #indieknitdesigner  #knitweardesigner  #knitdesigner  #inspirationfromnature  #creativityfromtheheart  #kraziknitzdesigns  #sunshinedyeworks  #indiedyedyarn  #indiedyer  #handdyedyarn  #designcollaboration  #sunsetbeachshawl  #designswatch  #swatching  #garterstitch  #garterstripes  #measuringgauge  #gaugetool  #akerworks 
Been working on my #itw Odds &Ends for the last skein of #tourdefleece2018 and now I’m ready to ply.  Hope tomorrow I can post my skeined up results. #itwtdf2018 #intothewhirled #handspunyarn #handspun #hansenminispinner #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #akerworks
Phew! New computer is all setup and everything went as smooth as can be! Except that I put the wrong SSD in from my old computer OOPS! That was fun to weasel out of the case and replace. I can now get back to editing my photos and sharing here. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #TeamJenkins2018 #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TWFTDF18 #TeamMajacraft2018 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks #jenkinsturkishspindle #Majacraft #MajacraftAura #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #threewatersfarm #hhsockalong #twfjul18 #buildyourowncomputer #cerberusx #butterflykate #akerkate #spindlecrane
Phew! New computer is all setup and everything went as smooth as can be! Except that I put the wrong SSD in from my old computer OOPS! That was fun to weasel out of the case and replace. I can now get back to editing my photos and sharing here. #handspunstagram  #spinstagram  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberfeature  #wemakeyarn  #TeamJenkins2018  #teamfunonion2018  #TeamAkerworks2018  #TWFTDF18  #TeamMajacraft2018  #TeamHH2018  #Akerworks  #jenkinsturkishspindle  #Majacraft  #MajacraftAura  #tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #tdf2018  #threewatersfarm  #hhsockalong  #twfjul18  #buildyourowncomputer  #cerberusx  #butterflykate  #akerkate  #spindlecrane 
This #loopbump is ready to be plied! Today and tomorrow are the last days of #tourdefleece2018 😍😫 #tourdefleeceismyfavoritetimeofyear #teamakerworks2018 #tdfhousecup2018 #akerworks #schachtmatchless
Bobbin two!
Absolutely can’t wait to see this yarn plied up. #spinnersofig #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspinning #handspunyarn #handspunstagram #createdbyelsieb #ashfordespinner3 #akerworks
Today's #tourdefleece2018 spinning was brought to you by a #loopbump, #schachtmatchless and #akerworks Day 20 (stage 18 I believe). #teamakerworks2018 #tdfhousecup2018 . #akerworksbobbins #imakeyarn #spinnersgonnaspin
Okay, so #tourdefleece2018 progress from the last few days. Plied up all the Jacob, and plied that Spinningbunny merino-angora blend. See previous post for grumbling about that one. The jacob had its own saga. Apparently toward the beginning of one bobbin, probably the first, I was frequently lazy and inefficient as I joined on new bundles of flicked locks, such that the joins were weak. There was fuzz fudging and splicing to finish this up. #itsnotabugitsafeature 😑 I blame extenuating circumstance (assorted dramas) for both my lack of production speed and quality. [excuses excuses...Heh]
But look, yarn! 😁
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Okay, so #tourdefleece2018  progress from the last few days. Plied up all the Jacob, and plied that Spinningbunny merino-angora blend. See previous post for grumbling about that one. The jacob had its own saga. Apparently toward the beginning of one bobbin, probably the first, I was frequently lazy and inefficient as I joined on new bundles of flicked locks, such that the joins were weak. There was fuzz fudging and splicing to finish this up. #itsnotabugitsafeature  😑 I blame extenuating circumstance (assorted dramas) for both my lack of production speed and quality. [excuses excuses...Heh] But look, yarn! 😁 ~~~ #teamakerworks2018  #teamfibernateandsolitude  #wemakeyarn  #igspinners  #akerworks  #akerworksbobbins  #akerkate  #jacobwool  #yarn  #yarnstagram  #yarnspinning  #yarnspinnersofinstagram  #handspinnersofinstagram  #handspunyarn  #handspunstagram  #handspunwool  #wool  #woolyarn  #naturalcolor 
Wow, that is one FULL bobbin!!! 😲😲 Core spun yarn using a batt I made myself with my @ashford_wheels_looms blending board! And isn't that @akerworks bobbin just gorgeous??!!!! ❤❤❤💖 I was so happy to find out that #akerworks had a bobbin that fit my #cassandrawheel 🌟✨ #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #yarnandfiber #bewitchingfibers #youspinmecrazy #spinningwithfriends #lys
Day 17 #tourdefleece2018  I finally finished plying this lovely targhee.  Now to get it off the bobbin and count my yardage.  #tdf #wool #akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #teamakerworks2018 #teamspinningbox
Only about 8" of top to spin, then I'll be done with the singles and can start plying tomorrow!  Fiber is merino/silk from Fiber Optic in the "Swamp Muck" colorway.  #tourdefleece2018 #tourdefleece #fiberopticyarns #hansencrafts #hansencraftsminispinner #akerworks #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig #igspinners #igyarnspinners #bobbinshot #spin15aday #wemakeyarn #handspinning
Day 19 of #tourdefleece2018. Finished plying this #atomicfibermashup it needs a bath and a good thwacking but otherwise it's done! I'll figure out yardage later
I realized that my stages were off because of the rest days... I didn't take a rest 😉 so I'm going with days for TdF now. Kthanksbye 🚴💨🌀
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Aren’t we all, y’all? Here’s my #tourdefleece2018 progress, coming together nicely. @threewatersfarm “Dark Jewels” seems subtle in its coloring from this view but it’s most definitely not. I’m eager to get it plied and see it all skeined up. #workinprogress #makerquotes for scale and life perspective :-)
Aren’t we all, y’all? Here’s my #tourdefleece2018  progress, coming together nicely. @threewatersfarm “Dark Jewels” seems subtle in its coloring from this view but it’s most definitely not. I’m eager to get it plied and see it all skeined up. #workinprogress  #makerquotes  for scale and life perspective :-)
😍😍😍 I can't even!!! This is just stunning and I cannot wait to see it plied! This is my *favorite* way to spin my lightly textured art batts - fine and even with beautiful micro-texture. If you're new to batt spinning, I highly recommend these sorts of batts as they'll introduce you to the fun that batts can be, but aren't too crazy wild and can be spun in just the way you're used to from combed top or roving. Simply beautiful work, Holly!!! ❤️💕💓 Regrann from @heyhollyhohum -  I looove when a bobbin fills up perfectly like this. And those colors! 💕🌀 Spinning this single was a total delight from start to finish and I just know the final yarn is going to be something extra special. It’s time to ply! 😍🎉✨#tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #teamakerworks2018 #classysquidfiberco #akerworks
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{Fiber used: a gorgeous 7.5oz mega batt from @classysquidfiberco! 💗} - #regrann
😍😍😍 I can't even!!! This is just stunning and I cannot wait to see it plied! This is my *favorite* way to spin my lightly textured art batts - fine and even with beautiful micro-texture. If you're new to batt spinning, I highly recommend these sorts of batts as they'll introduce you to the fun that batts can be, but aren't too crazy wild and can be spun in just the way you're used to from combed top or roving. Simply beautiful work, Holly!!! ❤️💕💓 Regrann from @heyhollyhohum - I looove when a bobbin fills up perfectly like this. And those colors! 💕🌀 Spinning this single was a total delight from start to finish and I just know the final yarn is going to be something extra special. It’s time to ply! 😍🎉✨#tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #teamakerworks2018  #classysquidfiberco  #akerworks  . {Fiber used: a gorgeous 7.5oz mega batt from @classysquidfiberco! 💗} - #regrann 
I have been remiss in my #tourdefleece2018 posts. Over the last few days I have finished the singles for the angora blend (pink) as well as begun plying (finally) on the Jacob fleece. As you can see, for the Jacob I have plied two skeins and will begin the third tomorrow. Following that, I will ply the angora blend. I haven't decided what comes after that. I haven't been as productive as planned this tour, or generally last few months with spinning or knitting. So it goes sometimes. 
#teamakerworks2018 #teamfibernateandsolitude ~~~
#akerkate #akerworks #akerworksbobbins #kromskibobbin #tourdefleece #tdf2018 #jacobfleece #jacobwool #wool #angora #wemakeyarn #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #handspunyarn #handspunstagram #handspunwool #handspinnersofinstagram
I have been remiss in my #tourdefleece2018  posts. Over the last few days I have finished the singles for the angora blend (pink) as well as begun plying (finally) on the Jacob fleece. As you can see, for the Jacob I have plied two skeins and will begin the third tomorrow. Following that, I will ply the angora blend. I haven't decided what comes after that. I haven't been as productive as planned this tour, or generally last few months with spinning or knitting. So it goes sometimes. #teamakerworks2018  #teamfibernateandsolitude  ~~~ #akerkate  #akerworks  #akerworksbobbins  #kromskibobbin  #tourdefleece  #tdf2018  #jacobfleece  #jacobwool  #wool  #angora  #wemakeyarn  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #spinstagram  #handspunyarn  #handspunstagram  #handspunwool  #handspinnersofinstagram 
‘Happy Little Clouds’ from @naturallyknitty is off the spindles!!! From the 2 oz Puni set I got 246 yards of 2-ply Fingering Weight. I REALLY enjoyed this spin! So much fun and I loveeeee how the yarn spun up. 💚☁️💛☁️💖 #naturallyknitty #tourdefleece2018 #tdfleece2018 #tdf2018 #teamakerworks2018 #dropspindlespinning #akerworks #scspins2018 #handspun #handspunyarn #spindling #maker #meditatecreate #knittingcommunity
I looove when a bobbin fills up perfectly like this. And those colors! 💕🌀 Spinning this single was a total delight from start to finish and I just know the final yarn is going to be something extra special. It’s time to ply! 😍🎉✨#tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #teamakerworks2018 #classysquidfiberco #akerworks
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{Fiber used: a gorgeous 7.5oz mega batt from @classysquidfiberco! 💗}
I looove when a bobbin fills up perfectly like this. And those colors! 💕🌀 Spinning this single was a total delight from start to finish and I just know the final yarn is going to be something extra special. It’s time to ply! 😍🎉✨#tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #teamakerworks2018  #classysquidfiberco  #akerworks  . {Fiber used: a gorgeous 7.5oz mega batt from @classysquidfiberco! 💗}
#tourdefleece day 16. Half of the Natural Dye Series William Morris-inspired Acanthus batts have been spun up. (To be honest, they were spun yesterday and I'm starting the second half today.) These will become mini skeins. #tourdefleece2018 #teamakerworks2018 #inglenookfibers #fiberyphotoeveryday #akerworks
Taking off one side of my #akerworks bobbin for this photograph turned out to be bad for all kinds of reasons, but I’ve recovered 90% of the yarn. #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #ashfordjoy #wemakeyarn #tourdefleece2018
This shows the spin a bit better. Linhart suggested shooting in Slow Mo so more frames per second! Left in a brief slo mo in there for kicks. 💛 #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Akerworks #akerworksmodularspindle #modularspindle #lotus
It’s so hard for me to capture just how delightful this Yellow Lotus Modular Spindle is to spin on my walk down to the mailbox. The spindle glows and shimmers as it spins and boy does it spin. The videos always make the spinning look so weird. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #fiberyfun365 #Akerworks #akerworksmodularspindle #modularspindle #lotus
So far, so good!  One of the bobbins is a little snug (I may sand the inside edge with sandpaper wrapped around a pencil or knitting needle) but I have two #akerworks bobbins on order to try as well.  It treadles and feels like a full-size wheel!  The treadles, instead of being attached to the wheel, run on crankshafts (shown in 2nd photo). I need to try padding a bobbin to get #froghair thin.  #majacraftlittlegem #thewoolery #spinnersofinstagram
So far, so good! One of the bobbins is a little snug (I may sand the inside edge with sandpaper wrapped around a pencil or knitting needle) but I have two #akerworks  bobbins on order to try as well. It treadles and feels like a full-size wheel! The treadles, instead of being attached to the wheel, run on crankshafts (shown in 2nd photo). I need to try padding a bobbin to get #froghair  thin. #majacraftlittlegem  #thewoolery  #spinnersofinstagram 
Day 17 of Tour de Fleece: I’ve still got about 2.3 oz to go before I finish the first braid. This is my first time spinning a mostly black spin and cannot wait to see how it looks once plied. I know the Malachite is going to be just a hint but I think it’ll be just enough. 💚 #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TWFTDF18 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks #weepeggy #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #homesteadhobbyist
Day 17 of Tour de Fleece: I’ve still got about 2.3 oz to go before I finish the first braid. This is my first time spinning a mostly black spin and cannot wait to see how it looks once plied. I know the Malachite is going to be just a hint but I think it’ll be just enough. 💚 #handspunstagram  #spinstagram  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberfeature  #wemakeyarn  #teamfunonion2018  #TeamAkerworks2018  #TWFTDF18  #TeamHH2018  #Akerworks  #weepeggy  #tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #tdf2018  #homesteadhobbyist 
Day 18. I finished the singles for my #atomicfibermashup yesterday and then started plying. But first I took these pictures of the bobbins 😍💙❤️💛 #akerworksbobbins #akerworks #akerkate #tourdefleece2018 #tdfhousecup2018 #teamakerworks2018 #spinnersofinstagram #spinningmashup #spinnersgonnaspin #atomicfiber
Day 15 of Tour de Fleece: Loving how fun the Butterfly Kate makes shooting my bobbins. Little hedgies are inspecting the finished bobbin in preparation for plying. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TWFTDF18 #TeamMajacraft2018 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks #Majacraft #MajacraftAura #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #threewatersfarm #hhsockalong #twfjul18
Day 15 of Tour de Fleece: Loving how fun the Butterfly Kate makes shooting my bobbins. Little hedgies are inspecting the finished bobbin in preparation for plying. #handspunstagram  #spinstagram  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberfeature  #wemakeyarn  #teamfunonion2018  #TeamAkerworks2018  #TWFTDF18  #TeamMajacraft2018  #TeamHH2018  #Akerworks  #Majacraft  #MajacraftAura  #tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #tdf2018  #threewatersfarm  #hhsockalong  #twfjul18 
Day 15 of Tour de Fleece: Finished spinning Racing through Puddles by @threewatersfarm. This has been such a wonderful colorway to spin! Looking forward to Navajo plying it. #handspunstagram #spinstagram #igspinners #spinnersofinstagram #handspun #handspunyarn #fiberfeature #wemakeyarn #teamfunonion2018 #TeamAkerworks2018 #TWFTDF18 #TeamMajacraft2018 #TeamHH2018 #Akerworks #Majacraft #MajacraftAura #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2018 #tdf2018 #threewatersfarm #hhsockalong #twfjul18
Day 15 of Tour de Fleece: Finished spinning Racing through Puddles by @threewatersfarm. This has been such a wonderful colorway to spin! Looking forward to Navajo plying it. #handspunstagram  #spinstagram  #igspinners  #spinnersofinstagram  #handspun  #handspunyarn  #fiberfeature  #wemakeyarn  #teamfunonion2018  #TeamAkerworks2018  #TWFTDF18  #TeamMajacraft2018  #TeamHH2018  #Akerworks  #Majacraft  #MajacraftAura  #tourdefleece  #tourdefleece2018  #tdf2018  #threewatersfarm  #hhsockalong  #twfjul18 
Day 17. Getting my spinning in early today. This is bobbin 4, the #atomicfibermashup is going quickly! 
#tourdefleece2018 #teamakerworks2018 #tdfhousecup2018 #akerworks #starknits spinning bucket #atomicfiber
Neon brights! 😎 I’m going to start another @akerworks spindle for the last 1.25 @naturallyknitty puni’s and then I can wind all three into a center pull cake for plying! 🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️ #naturallyknitty #akerworks #tourdefleece2018 #tdfleece2018 #tdf2018 #teamakerworks2018 #spindling #dropspindle #knittingcommunity #spinningyarn #maker #spinstagram #meditatecreate #scspins2018
If you give a spinner a challenge... @homesteadhobbyist is running the #hhsockalong from now until the end of September. “Why not?” I said. “I’ll learn something!” I said. And so here we are. I’m so grateful every day to be a part of this community of folks who create, inspire, support, teach, challenge, question, innovate, take chances, and just flat-out do amazing things. .
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It’s been a seriously challenging month on a personal level, and taking on my first 3-ply yarn AND making it appropriate for handknit socks has been just the distraction I needed. Many thanks to @komhuus , @johnsdo , and @mymagicfiveacerkingdom for the nudge I needed 💞
If you give a spinner a challenge... @homesteadhobbyist is running the #hhsockalong  from now until the end of September. “Why not?” I said. “I’ll learn something!” I said. And so here we are. I’m so grateful every day to be a part of this community of folks who create, inspire, support, teach, challenge, question, innovate, take chances, and just flat-out do amazing things. . . . . It’s been a seriously challenging month on a personal level, and taking on my first 3-ply yarn AND making it appropriate for handknit socks has been just the distraction I needed. Many thanks to @komhuus , @johnsdo , and @mymagicfiveacerkingdom for the nudge I needed 💞
Back to the old school type spinning. My new @akerworks drop spindle!
I love my spindles and bobbins from them, they are an amazing company!
#akerworks #spindle #dropspindle #spinning #farmersmarket #farmersmarketNJ
@akerworks team!  Thank you so much for offering to make me a replacement prize spindle for the one that I lost overboard while I was kayaking. Your kindness is amazing. If anyone is searching for a super cute super spinner, get this little modular beauty. It spins like a dream!!! ❤️ and the amazing company is the best part!  #spin #spinning #spinnersofinstagram #akerworksminispindle #akerworks
@akerworks team! Thank you so much for offering to make me a replacement prize spindle for the one that I lost overboard while I was kayaking. Your kindness is amazing. If anyone is searching for a super cute super spinner, get this little modular beauty. It spins like a dream!!! ❤️ and the amazing company is the best part! #spin  #spinning  #spinnersofinstagram  #akerworksminispindle  #akerworks 
How big is an Akerworks Super Jumbo bobbin for the Lendrum jumbo flyer? Pretty big, my friends. 😀 These pics show the difference in size between the Akerworks bobbin and the Lendrum plying head/jumbo flyer bobbin. Akerworks designed this baby to hold every possible bit of yarn. You even have to slide the yarn guide off to get the front end of the bobbin on. That's how close the clearance is! I should have ordered these a long time ago! 🙆‍♀️ Thanks @knittingsarah !!! #akerworks #akerworksbobbins #spinallthethings #handspinnersofinstagram
How big is an Akerworks Super Jumbo bobbin for the Lendrum jumbo flyer? Pretty big, my friends. 😀 These pics show the difference in size between the Akerworks bobbin and the Lendrum plying head/jumbo flyer bobbin. Akerworks designed this baby to hold every possible bit of yarn. You even have to slide the yarn guide off to get the front end of the bobbin on. That's how close the clearance is! I should have ordered these a long time ago! 🙆‍♀️ Thanks @knittingsarah !!! #akerworks  #akerworksbobbins  #spinallthethings  #handspinnersofinstagram 
Got so much done today!  Got up early and spun, went to the LYS and spun, came home and spun some more.  #tourdefleece2018 #tourdefleece #fiberopticyarns #hansencrafts #hansencraftsminispinner #akerworks #handspinning #spinnersofinstagram #spinnersofig #igyarnspinners #igspinners #spin15aday #bobbinshot #wemakeyarn