From Fiber to FO: Part One

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Okay, so we have a bit of a love affair going with our Three Feet of Sheep collections. This led to the creation of some limited edition seasonal colorways, and with holiday gift-making madness overtaking All the Spare Moments, Shannon (that’s me!) wanted to create a quick Fiber-to-FO project that could be made with any of our fiber blends and colors.

Enter the Winter Sparkle:

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It was begging to be spun. So, I separated each of the 11 colors into two pieces, so I could make 2 4-ounce yarns. Each color was spun up completely, making long stripes.

I spun by night:

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And I spun by day.

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Stay tuned for the Navajo-plied results! Any guesses as to what the finished project might be?

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Welcome to the shiny new blog for frabjous fibers and Wonderland Yarns!

 

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We know it’s not quite Halloween, but don’t get upset if we remind you that it’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season.

If you’re short on time, or have a long list of giftees, and love the Wonderland Yarn colors as much as we love dyeing them, the neck wrap pictured above requires a mere twenty minutes, one skein of TweedleDeeDum bulky, and a coordinating scrap yarn from your stash.

How to do it?

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Ditch the needles and hook. Lay your skein out on a table and locate the two places where it’s tied to keep it tidy. Starting at one of these points, make a slip knot with your coordinating waste yarn (we used leftovers of our March Hare worsted) around all the strands. It’s easiest to do this with the waste yarn wound into a ball. Continue making slip knots, one after the other, until you have a 4-ish inch band around the bulky yarn, covering the place where it’s tied. Repeat for the second tied place.

Weave in the ends by drawing them under the band with a darning needle, and boom! Squishy-soft wearable yarn love achieved! Pick a color for every friend (and one for yourself, too).

Enjoy, and FYI: we have a new Ravelry group for sharing projects and ideas. We hope you’ll join us there and show us your favorite projects with Wonderland Yarns.

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We’ll also share project ideas here, studio stories, frabjous employee profiles, and other surprises, so stay tuned!