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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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My First Serious Yarn Spinning Attempt

Two days ago, I successfully persuaded my mom to try and teach me how to spin yarn. In my eyes, she is the ultimate authority in this area. But I should tell you the whole story. Let’s start from the beginning! My parents, who are living in the Czech Republic, started their sheep and goat…