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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 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

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