Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Podcast Episode 3 - Alpaca Visit and Figure 8s

Episode 3 of Rose "Spins a Yarn" is live.  This episode does a quick visit with the alpacas outside (the barn was too dark to get anything worthwhile to show), as well as how to tie your handspun (or any yarn) with figure 8 ties.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Podcast Episode 2 - WPI Meaning and PayItForward

Episode 2 is up.  We discuss how to measure the thickness of your handspan yarn using WPI (Wraps Per Inch) as well as the amazing, generous giveaways from the yarn and fiber community with #payitforward

As promised my WPI range. . . . I will also put this in a PDF in the upcoming week and add it to my main website along with the translations of the new US labeling system and common needle/crochet hooks and gauge for each weight of yarn:
  • Bulky (less than 8)
  • Aran 8-10
  • Worsted 10-12
  • DK 12-18
  • Sport 18-24
  • Fingering/Sock 24-30
  • Lace 30-40 

Here is the pattern link to the hat I will be spinning for in the next coming weeks: 

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @almapark or Facebook for a chance to enter our #AlmaParkpaysitforward giveaway.