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Posts from the ‘Yarns & co.’ Category

(Dalilah KAL) Knitting with fingering yarns: tips about swatch and approximate dimensions

I've made a swatch with a fingering yarn and needles size US6 so people can have an idea about Dalilah and Dalilah S shawls dimensions, with the gauge from this kind of yarn  in US6 needles. Read more

A homemade interpretation of kettle hand dyeing!

I'm thinking that hand dyeing yarn is a delightful thing to do! I'm not an expert at it but I keep practicing!! I like the hand dyed yarns with the kettle dye technique, so I searched the internet to understand more about the process. But there is so much information available that I decided to take a chance and do my interpretation of what I read about the technique and a tutorial on dyeing on KnitPicks website. Read more

Dalilah: a big shawl!

It's been a while since I thought about knitting a shawl that actually wrap me up. In fact I even had an outfit ready in my head: worn out cowboy boots, a white lace dress and huge shawl completing the look! Every so often I thought about this outfit but the shawls I had knitted didn’t seem to wrap me completely. Read more

Hand dyeing yarns and the practice and the practice of detachment!

Hand dyed yarn have always caught my eye. The unusual color harmonies of some artists make me open my mind and leave the limiting standard opinion of "like" or "hate"!When I look at a thread and the immediate reaction to the color is "love" or "hate", I stop for a second and try to relax and break free from that impression. And when I am successful ... haa .... freedom! I leave the imprisonment of the aesthetics and let in the new which is always fun! "Colors, Like features, follow the changes of the emotions." Pablo Picasso Read more

Enchanted yarns by Madelinetosh and Dalilah Shawl!

Talking about yarns is one of the things that can make a knitter go to another dimension with the the biggest of smiles, isn't true? And this is a real quick post to share my "love-at-the-moment": Madelinetosh yarns! Read more