Spinning, SweetGeorgia

After all this time (it’s our half anniversary)

On Thursday night, I managed to finish plying the silk that I had started spinning way back in the summer of 2005… I had just learned to spin from the fold and I was spinning this glorious silk that I had purchased on a trip to Salt Spring Island. It’s hard to believe that it’s been this long. It seems like just yesterday, I was taking a float plane over to the island to take a natural dye class for sock knitters… and that Jen was at the kitchen table making lavender sachets.

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So gloriously shiny on the bobbin
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Weighing in at 103g, this is over 600 yards of silk handspun 2-ply laceweight yarn.

The yarn is not perfect. At 2644 yards per pound, it squeaks into the laceweight category. Some parts are slubby. Some parts are under-spun and some parts are overly fine and over-spun. But it started out as something so beautiful, ideal, and full of potential. And in the end, it’s still beautiful, but in it’s own imperfect, awkward way.

And now, it’s hard for me to believe that I’ve been at the studio now for six months already (it’ll be six months next Friday). I’ve been madly creating lesson plans, teaching, dyeing, starting the fibre club, creating new sets of repeatable colourways, and just getting settled in. I think now might be a nice time to catch a breath and sit for a bit.

I’d love to have you come join us at the studio for a Knit + Spin afternoon in celebration of our Half-Anniversary! It’s going to be Saturday, May 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the studio.

We’ll have our hand dyed yarns and fibres at 20% off for that one day in the studio, so even if you don’t have time to come knit or spin, drop by and shop for a bit! I’d love to see you there!

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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16 thoughts on “After all this time (it’s our half anniversary)

  1. Carol says:

    Congrats on your 1/2 Anniversary! I wish I lived close enough to stop by – I love what you’re doing –
    All the best to you!

  2. Carol says:

    Congrats on your 1/2 Anniversary! I wish I lived close enough to stop by – I love what you’re doing –
    All the best to you!

  3. Fran says:

    I wish I was close enough to come and help you celebrate your anniversary. Congrats anyway and I’m sure you’ll have tons of people come by. Love your blog !

  4. Fran says:

    I wish I was close enough to come and help you celebrate your anniversary. Congrats anyway and I’m sure you’ll have tons of people come by. Love your blog !

  5. tiennie says:

    Happy 6 months! Wish I could visit your studio!

  6. tiennie says:

    Happy 6 months! Wish I could visit your studio!

  7. Lavender says:

    Hapyy 1st Halfiversay! A Knit & Spin sounds like a wonderful idea.

  8. Lavender says:

    Hapyy 1st Halfiversay! A Knit & Spin sounds like a wonderful idea.

  9. azzuka says:

    Congratulations! I’d love to join, but I’m not exactly behind the corner… i joined a natural dying workshop this winter and it was soooo funny!!! And now I’m waiting for my web ordered allum and dyes…

  10. azzuka says:

    Congratulations! I’d love to join, but I’m not exactly behind the corner… i joined a natural dying workshop this winter and it was soooo funny!!! And now I’m waiting for my web ordered allum and dyes…

  11. kim says:

    I can’t tell you how much I wish I could be there! Your studio looks like pure heaven to me! It’s just so far away!

    Congratulations!

  12. kim says:

    I can’t tell you how much I wish I could be there! Your studio looks like pure heaven to me! It’s just so far away!

    Congratulations!

  13. Mia says:

    I never knew you spun silk from the fold. Will have to try it. I am still trying to learn that technique. I love the colors though.

    I wish I lived close enough to visit the studio for the event. Enjoy.

  14. Mia says:

    I never knew you spun silk from the fold. Will have to try it. I am still trying to learn that technique. I love the colors though.

    I wish I lived close enough to visit the studio for the event. Enjoy.

  15. Ana says:

    Happy 6 month Anniversary! Your studio and you are amazing. Wish I could pop in but I’ll be at sheep to shawl on Saturday, our school is competing (I use the term losely cause we’re in it for fun :)
    Ana

  16. Ana says:

    Happy 6 month Anniversary! Your studio and you are amazing. Wish I could pop in but I’ll be at sheep to shawl on Saturday, our school is competing (I use the term losely cause we’re in it for fun :)
    Ana

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