Eat, Sleep, Spin: Fractal Spin

Hey All!

In January, my good friend C added me to a couple of awesome FB spinning groups.  One of them was Eat, Sleep, Spin which has a guided technique each month. For February, that was fractal spinning.

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Fractal spinning is a technique for dyed top in which you split a braid such as this in half vertically.  The first half is spun straight from end to end to make a single.  The second half is divided, again vertically, into several strips (colors oriented the same way) and are spun end to end to end to make a second single.  The two singles are plied together to achieve a beautiful color progression in which every so often both plies are the same color.Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 6.14.33 PM.png

I already had, in my stash (SEE I can use my stash!), the perfect hand dyed roving.  4.25 oz of beautiful Corriedale combed top dyed by my dear friend C and ordered from her Etsy shop TheHippieHomemaker (shameless plug).

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Beautiful isn’t it?

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It turned out perfect! 350 yards of Fingering weight heaven.

What do you think?

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3 years forward, 3 years back

So, back in July this blog was hacked and a couple posts were compromised.  I moved the blog from a self hosted site back to WordPress.com and hoped that the compromise had only affected the database, not the posts themselves.  In August I realized that multiple posts were still affected.

This compromise was in no way dangerous to my dear readers, just played anarchy with my directional links.  (I.e. you click post A, but post G displays, etc…)

So, I put the full stop on.  I had WordPress.com delete my entire site’s content and re-imported the last good backup I had of the blog which was from 2013 when I first moved to the self hosted site.

I lost several posts, but that’s okay. We’ll move forward from here together okay?  There are lots of great and exciting things happening in our lives right now and I can’t wait to begin sharing them again…