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Ready to go around the world – basic and comfy pieces for adventurous knitters who love travelling

Can you imagine how excited I became when I met Kimberly Golynskiy and her new project “Around the world in 80 skeins”? As a crafter, I’m amazed by the friendships and connections made online, among people from all over the world. There’s no more such a thing as loneliness when we think about how many knitters, crocheters, seamstress etc etc, we can find online to share ideas. DSC_0483 Read more

Playing with yarns under the influence of Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

  At Vogue Knitting Live we received cute cards from Pantone & VK with a color selection for Spring 2012. I've loved the card and even more the colors! However, at that moment, I didn't research about what was going on between Pantone, VK and this color list. This event is always so fantastic, there's so much happening at the same time that we can't afford to miss a thing! But as a curious knitter and marketing person, I already had registered in my "mind files": pantone/colors/fashion! And as I was browsing on the net, reading fashion magazines and observing fashion store's windows, there was something here and there about Pantone and Fashion Colors! Read more

Recently launched yarns and the I Love Yarn Day celebration!

This week I saw at Facebook a note about the I Love Yarn Day next October 14. I had no idea that there was actually a day for loving yarn  and it made me laugh because I tend to celebrate yarn every day when I’m at the computer or just dropping by my LYS! The Craft Yarn Council is suggesting something bigger than that! The idea is to engage people to celebrate yarn trough teaching  somebody to knit or crochet, doing something for charity, giving yarn as a gift, knitting or crocheting  in public and so on.   Read more

A Beauty Festival at Ravelry!

like to think that one of the precious things in life is the wisdom of allowing ourselves to be positively impacted by daily beautiful things. For a few minutes just forget about what is bothering us and contemplate what is available to us at the moment. After admiring a landscape, or some flowers or even children playing together, maybe we can heal ourselves from a momentarily bad humor crisis. Read more

Got tangled!

How to describe the relation between knitters and yarn? I simply don’t know! Actually I think I could tell a few things about it, but nothing could compare to the feeling of finding an exquisite composition or rediscovering a traditional one that up to that moment wasn’t that appealing. Nothing could ever describe that tiny moment we catch our breath because of an unusual blend of colors on a hand died yarn or the unpretentious beauty of a yarn that has been in the market for long. Nothing can really describe the speed of though when the soft touch of a yarn brings up affective memories and awakens the feeling of ease! Read more