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April Klich  Knitter, Spinner, Writer of WithWool.com. And I’m a Knitwear Designer who loves solving puzzles with yarn!

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Ugh! I swatch and swatch, but the first time I cast on for a hat it is always big enough to be a kid's sweater. Time to rip it all out. #knitting #igknitters #knittersofig #knittersofinstagram #alextinsley #knitlife #knitpicks #knitstagram #instaknit

Okay, this is most I've ever had to pack a bobbin. Don't think I could get another yard on there if I had to! And that's on my jumbo bobbin and flyer! Need to skein it up and see how much yardage I've got to work. Hoping there will be enough to make a Boneyard Shawl. #tourdefleece2017 #teamschacht2017 #teamreddit #schachtsidekick #yarnspinnersofinstagram #igspinners #igspinnersinspiration #yarnlove #yearofcreativehabits #makingyarn #woollove #instaspin #spinstagram #handspun #handspunstagram #dudleyspinner

10 years. That's how long I've had this alpaca in my stash. That's how long it took me learn to spin, turn it into batts, and finally gain the skills and confidence to turn it into yarn. The #tourdefleece challenge day had something to do with it too. There are 3 more batts to spin and then it's time to ply. #tdf2017 #teamreddit #teamschacht2017 #akerworksbobbins #capturemycraft #igyarnspinners #instaspin #handspun #handspunstagram #makingyarn #yearofcreativehabits #yarnlove #igspinnersinspiration #yarnspinnersofinstagram

I've always wanted to take one of these photos! 😍Finished drafting this yesterday for #tourdefleece and I'm plying it today. It's been awhile since I've made a yarn with this smooth a surface and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. #tdf2017 #tourdefleece2017 #teamschacht2017 #teamreddit #teamschacht #capturemycraft #yarnlove #handspun #handspunstagram #akerworksbobbins #capturemycraft #spinstagram #instaspin #makingyarn #yarnspinning #yarnspinnersofinstagram #igspinnersinspiration #igspinners

Today is the last day of the #100DayProject! I missed one day at the beginning but every other day has been spent spinning yarn, prepping fiber to spin more yarn, or knitting with said #handspun. I learned a lot and came out with a lot more yarn than I started with. Both are good in my book. What's more is that it reaffirmed my love of spinning and that I want to keep making yarn for a long time. That need will ebb and flow as it has in the past, but it's not going away. #spinnerforlife #handspunstagram #yarnspinnersofig #igspinnersinspiration #tourdefleece #teamschacht2017 #tdf2017 #yarnlove #100handspundays #makingyarn #handspunyarn #woollove #instaspin #spinstagram #capturemycraft

Swatching for knitting projects gets the bad rep of being boring and holding you back from the really fun part of #knitting the real project. But how else am I going to know that this stitch pattern is really fun and totally worth slogging through 2" of 1x1 rib? #igknitters #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #instaknit #knitstagram #knitpicks #alextinsley #laceandcables #knitlove #knitallthethings #knitlife #capturemycraft #knitpickshawthorne #yarnlove

🎉 Finally finished my Feeling Groovy shawl! It still needs a good blocking but the knitting is done and the ends are woven in. @nimble_knits #igknitters #knittersofig #knitlife #knitstagram #instaknit #colinettejitterbug #nimteasdale #nimbleknits #chevronstripes

I have never packed a bobbin this full. After no amount of tension would feed more #handspun on to the bobbin, I had to wind it on my hand. Got every last yard plied though! It's a 2-ply bulky yarn and I'm incredibly curious about how much yardage there is. #handspunstagram #100handspundays #tdf2017 #tourdefleece #teamschacht2017 #spinstagram #instaspin #capturemycraft #igspinners #igspinnersinspiration #yarnlove #makingyarn #handspunyarn #teamreddit #woollove #yarnspinnersofinstagram

1st day of #tourdefleece! Pulled some tweedy carded top out of the stash and started a funky thick and thin 2-ply. Enjoying the bits of silk noil and what they do to the yarn. #tourdefleece2017 #makingyarn #tdfschact #teamschacht #teamreddit #shuttlesspindlesandskeins #100handspundays #capturemycraft #woollove #schachtsidekick #spinstagram #igyarnspinners #igspinnersinspiration

I would get so bored if I only did methodical note-taking kind of spinning for a specific project. I would also get so bored if all I did was spinning for the fun of it. I enjoy both kinds of spinning because they feed and encourage one another. My "joy of spinning" yarns let me play. And they give me ideas and questions that I explore in depth with my methodical note taking spinning. That play of ideas is part of why I enjoy spinning. And the yarn is pretty awesome too. :D Why do you enjoy spinning? #igspinners #igspinnersinspiration #makingyarn #handspun #handspunstagram #instaspin #spinstagram #yarnspinnersofinstagram #100handspundays #igyarnspinners #capturemycraft

I'm fitting in small spinning projects during my epic green spin when I've got bobbin to spare. The wild just because spinning was a nice switch from the detailed, intentional project. #spinnersofinstagram #yarnspinnersofinstagram #instaspin #spinstagram #igspinnersinspiration #handspun #handspunstagram #capturemycraft #100handspundays #woollove #makingyarn #igyarnspinners

I couldn't resist my usual colors! Picked up 4.2 ounces of #dudleyspinner fiber for some fun easy spinning during #tourdefleece. #yarnspinnersofinstagram #spinstagram #instaspin #igspinners #igspinnersinspiration #yarnspinners #makingyarn #capturemycraft #handspunstagram

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