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Kalevala CAL Has Ended…

…But I’m still Going 🙂 Today I was scrolling through Instagram posts and I saw someone has not only finished the Kalevala blanket, but is already finishing a third one! I’m just a little bit depressed by that 😀 But then again, I’m crocheting with my own handspun yarn, which I occasionally run out of…

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Knitted Indigo Cowl

My most important project these days was a knitted cowl (Or a neck warmer? I honestly don’t know what the difference is. If you do, please comment.) for a friend. Some time ago, she fell in love with the color of the handspun yarn that was hand-dyed with indigo. I wanted to be extra careful…

Hand-Dyeing Wool with Indigo

Two days ago me and my mom decided to have a “dye day” and use the grown up indigo plants we had in our glasshouse. It was cold and windy, but we had a mission 🙂 First we took the leaves of the plant and tore them into smaller pieces. We put them into a…

Kalevala CAL crocheted by Matylda's Barn

I joined the Kalevala CAL! And it’s beautiful…

…It really is 🙂 Apparently, Finland is celebrating 100 years of the country’s existence. The Kalevala crochet along is a gift to tribute Finland’s centenary. Many talented crochet designers joined together to create a blanket project, that crocheters from all around the world can enjoy. New granny squares are published on a weekly basis. There’s an…

My first bouclé yarn and other spinning adventures

My First Bouclé And Other Spinning Adventures

I didn’t have much time to blog lately. … Okay, maybe I did, but I couldn’t bring myself to write anything. My excuse – I had a lot of stuff going on 🙂 Anyway, with much delay, I introduce to you my first bouclé project: The yarn consists of three singles. One is the core,…

Handspun yarn by Matylda's Barn

All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

Recently I’ve been spinning a lot of new yarn. I like to switch from one activity to another because it makes things more fun. This way, I can also let my eyes rest for a bit after I’ve been crocheting for too long. There’s also something very relaxing about the sound of the rotating spinning…