Knitting, Painting and Drawing, yarn

New Knitting Project – Threipmuir by Ysolda

Like always, I have a bunch of excuses as to why I don't update this blog as much. You know, Christmas is coming! That's always a good excuse. But I've actually been a little bit depressed, because a package full of handmade gifts that I sent to US have apparently been lost in the mail.… Continue reading New Knitting Project – Threipmuir by Ysolda

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Knitting

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… Continue reading Knitted Indigo Cowl

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Knitting, patterns

Louise Fingerless Cable Gloves and My Creative Process

I've been designing quite a bit lately, because I want to re-stock my shop. I prefer to do that with completely original products rather than just using other people's patterns. That leads to a very time consuming process. I usually start with yarn - I pick something from my yarn stash and then I think… Continue reading Louise Fingerless Cable Gloves and My Creative Process

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Knitting

Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

One of the projects I've been working on lately was a knitted scarf in purple and white. I used two handspun yarns. One of them was a mix of naturally dyed purple merino wool and pretty white silk. This yarn was a two-ply, woolen. I loved how shiny the yarn was thanks to the added… Continue reading Silk and Merino Mix Scarf in Purple

Handspun yarn by Matylda's Barn
Other, yarn

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… Continue reading All About Yarn…And Princess Charming

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Other, yarn

From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)

Few days ago I started another project. I want to create a nice big blanket for my future home. I loved these shades of blue and purple of the merino wool that we purchased in this shop: http://skorpilova.cz/vlna/. For me, the colors conjure up an image of sea. I can almost feel the breeze on… Continue reading From Wool to Beautiful Yarn (How-To)