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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung

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Happy New Year (was that too late?)

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No, in many Asian culture that used to use Chinese lunar calendar, it's not new year until this weekend. HAH.


I give you this beautiful spinning I have been working on for the past few weeks. A friend of mine requested a handspun yarn for her to crochet a sweater for her mom. We decided on a color, I dyed my merino while my dad was staying with us in December, and now I am spinning it everyday.

The first bobbin came out to be around 150g. I packed it so nicely, and the single is really fine. I am going to n-ply it, and even then it will be light fingering weight. 

Having a crafty passion with a little baby is hard. Logan is now walking, getting better and better everyday. I am hiding all my  needles, yarns, pins, hooks, machines, combs, whatever I have around the house that looks like it could attract and hurt the baby. And even when I think I got it all, he find stuff all the time! One day, my husband was holding him on our couch, watching tv, and then we noticed that he was chewing. We didn't give him any food yet. So one of us held him down while the other looked inside his mouth, and he was chewing a stitch marker. OMG. 

The good news is that he is definitely interested in what I do, so he would stand over at his play pen, and watch me spin on my Ladybug for a while. And I set the wheel up right near the bedroom door so I can get to him immediately when he wakes up.

BTW, why do babies wake up and make noises like they're in pain? Logan doesn't cry anymore but he always grunts and whines like he just woke up from a painful ordeal. As soon as he sees me at the door, flashes that smile that melts my heart into a gooey mess. 


I'm Teaching!

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Sharing knowledge of something you love to do is really an honor.

This coming October, I will be teaching 3 classes at Yarnosphere! It's taking place in beautiful Long Beach city, and I'm teaching both Saturday and Sunday.

The first class I'm teaching is "Learn to Knit Continental" which is on Saturday as well as Sunday so you can take it on whichever is more convenient for you! 

Saturday, October 17th, 1:30-2:20pm

Sunday, October 18th, 12:30-1:20pm

Then I'm teaching a steeking class, called "Steeking -- Eeeek!" haha I really love the catchy class title.

Saturday, October 17th, 9:10-10am

This will be my FIRST time teaching officially. Oh and there's homework for each class so stay tuned!

Other Obsessions: {Handspun} some hand dyed Panda and new BFL!

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It's much easier to spin than to knit with a newborn. I can just wear him in my ring sling or Boba wrap and just go. So last week, I finished the panda roving I dyed back in January. 


I originally wanted this to be sock yarn but the twist didnt come out tight enough. 


Hopefully, this is enough for a lace shawl. I plied with metallic thread so that the sunshine color really gets maximized.  


for my next project, I took out this top by Yarn Hollow. It was gifted to me when the Ashford Kiwi group of Ravelry did a swap fore than 2 years ago! So the top was a bit felted from just sitting there in my spinning closet but it was still fun to spin!