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A blast of joy: another KAL in partnership with Tricoteiras.com!

A few months ago, Valesca  and Clara, friends and owners of Tricoteiras.com have arranged a KAL for the TIC cowl. It was like an experience from another planet: so much fun! Most of us follow the website and participate at an online community for knitters called Crazy Knitting Ladies. We are in contact almost every day and during this period we share knitting experiences that goes from the choice of yarn to a ideal cast off a project! The previous KAL was a total thrill! As I opened my eyes every morning, I checked my email to see the news shared by the participants! We were chatting the other day and the idea of doing a KAL over at Tricoteiras.com came up! This time we are going to knit the Dalilah shawl and two smaller versions that were created as a request from knitting friends! 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

Mini Shawl – A truly mini one!

This mini shawl was born from my desire to participate in the contest managed by Tricoteiras.com in partnership with Aslan. The challenge was to create a piece with just one ball of  Bariloche yarn from Aslan Trends (100g approx 160m, 85% woll/15% polyamide) for needles of 5 to 7mm. Read more