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Posts tagged ‘yarn’

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

Favorite books and the “swatching mania”!

I just love knitting books like stitches dictionaries! I love to scroll through the pages and as I add so many post its, the books seem to even have fringes! And these amazing people who compiled all this stuff for us and made it available in books, websites, blogs, etc. etc.? I literally bow to these people. And one of them is Barbara G. Walker. 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