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Bren
Fayetteville, NC
Owner-Operator of Snerb Yarn and Fiber
Interests: Yarn, knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning yarn, cooking, baking, reading, books, recipes, patterns, crafts, beads, ceramic, clay.
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When I was exclusively a knitter but hadn't started spinning at this time, I loved superwash merino. I knew I should always treat my knitted items gently when washing, but I liked the fact that I could wash superwash items in the washing machine. When I started spinning and then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Snerb Studio
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First off what is "true worsted"? According to PLY Magazine, an article written by Beth Smith states, a true worsted yarn is "...always hand-combed, with all of the fibers aligned and all of the butts (cut end that was attached to the sheep) and tips (the end that was facing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Snerb Studio
Yes I've used a box picker Ellen but I find that it's not good for soft, fine fleeces like this one. Which is what I mainly work with for the most part. I speak from experience when I say it would just rip it to shreds. I actually ended up selling mine because I really didn't use it very much.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Washing Joe's Fleece... at Snerb Studio
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My Facebook friend Joe Cole of What The Flock asked me to clean his gorgeous 16 micron merino and I thought I'd share what I'm doing with everyone. It's a beautiful fleece. Soft and springy and quite white in color too. I'm not actually processing his portion, only washing it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Snerb Studio
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As a relatively productive spinner, meaning I make lots of yarn, I've been told a few times that I should sell my yarn. I've had this discussion with myself many times over. I've built a big cartel website and put my babies up for sale. There's a few problems with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Snerb Studio
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I've been making this for about 6 years now. This is a favorite in my family. I make this just about every year at the end of summer/ going into fall and give many away as gifts for my extended family. It's always a big hit and I get asked... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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EEEEK! I'm late announcing the winner! I'm so sorry everyone! We were having fun baking up mixed berry almond buttermilk scones and omlettes this morning and I lost track of time! We have a winner! I ended up using a random generator to pick because I was stressed out trying... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Snerb Studio
@Kalle: Worsted weight yarn, and a "G" hook
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2014 on Starting Off With A Bang at Snerb Studio
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I fell in love with this yarn (Naturally Caron- Spa) and thought it would knit up beautifully. It's DK/light worsted weight. It's an acrylic/ bamboo blend and it has a lovely sheen and drape. I bought a few different colors and here's a project I made with it. I thought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Snerb Studio
I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU so much for participating everyone! It makes me feel so special!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Time For A Give Away!!! at Snerb Studio
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While going through my notes, I came across this old pattern. I wrote it up a while ago and thought this is awesome to share here on the new blog. It's is one of my favorite last minute gifts to knit for folks. It uses super bulky yarn. I used... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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All these images can be clicked on for a larger view. My teenage daughter requested these cute little bows from me and I thought it would be fun to share how I make them here for you all to enjoy. They are really simple to make and yes, they require... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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Give Away Time! This will go on till next Saturday January 25, 12:00 noon cst. A winner will be announced on Sunday January 26 at 12:00 noon cst. Here are the rules: 1. follow me on instagram @snerbyarn 2. follow me on facbook @snerb- you can just click "like" button... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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This is a tasty meal all in itself. It's a family favorite and I know you will love it too! Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 cup chicken broth or stock 1 cup prepared garbanzo beans (soaked overnight) or a cup of canned garbanzo beans 1 cup broccoli roughly chopped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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I decided to post my current progress on my mood blanket on facebook this morning. It's coming along nicely. I'm a little ahead but I'll need to be. My hubby will be coming home soon from deployment and we'll be moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina! I'm so excited! I've missed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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Valentine's is slowly approaching. Because we're moving soon, I don't have much time to do any big shop updates until after we arrive and get settled in our new home. But I don't want it to pass without doing anything at all! I thought it would be fun to do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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Anyone who knows me know I'm sucker for a tasty well made soup. I literally could have soup everyday of the week and never get tired of it. I decided to make some soup for dinner last night and I must say it was a big hit. Thought I'd share... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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One would think with my graphic design background, I'd have my own personal blog. At one time I did but it was many years ago. I did a pretty good job keeping it up as well. Being that I'd like to reach more people and share all of my many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Snerb Studio
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