Hilary shares her fantabulous fusion of life with fiber and other randomness.

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  • Finished objects
    • None
  • WIP’s
    • Bearfoot socks
    • Handspun cowl
    • Haruni shawl – no progress
    • Koigu socks
  • Spinning
    • Polypay/mohair from local farms – 8oz including spindle
    • Copperpot Silk/Merino/Firestar Pebble Beach Sparkle
  • Everything else
    • Thursday podcast with Leslie starting in two weeks 6/9, will have some tutorials, book reviews, giveaways
    • Leslie earrings
    • June Phat Fiber samples – from X-files “Triangle” Scully’s dress.
    • Corriedale fiber – blues and purples
    • Interweave Knit & Spin 2011
      • Types of fibers & prep
      • Washing Wool
      • Spindle Spinning
      • High whorl vs. low whorl
      • Spinning on a Wheel
      • Parts of the wheel
      • How to choose your first wheel
      • Seven drafting techniques
      • Plying/twist
      • Estimating yarn requirements
      • Patterns
        • Fleece lined mittens
        • Week and a day beret – made from wedges
        • Annukka socks pg 85


You can find me as hippie penguin on Facebook, Plurk, Ravelry, Itunes, Artfire, and on Twitter as hippiepenguin10.


Comments on: "Hippie Penguin Episode 5 – 5/28/11" (2)

  1. LOL I’ve filled my spindle like that before as well pain in the arse!

    YAY Copperpot!!! I love her stuff 😀 I was just looking at that particular colorway earlier ….. wanting it sooo much

    YAY tutorials!!! I want to see how to use the drum carder 😀

    omg the phat fiber sample is gorgeous 😮 I want to learn how to make batts like that

    just ordered the Knit & Spin magazine… it’s all your fault >_>

  2. Ooh drum carder tutorial, great idea!!

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