Hotel of Bees Shawl

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My Hotel of Bees shawl is done ! I crocheted it in less than two weeks (new crochet speed record for me, yay !😅🤓) I used fingering weight of my hand dyed in Sunshine and Aries. I decided to use only two skeins in the end and didn’t add the 3rd color. But I am pretty happy with the result 😊💕

xx

Oom

The Knitting and Stitching Show

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I finally finished editing this video of The Knitting and Stitching Show that I attended in late April. Simply click the link to view.

Enjoy the show! 🙂

xx

Oom

Knitting and Stitching Show

Knit with Fitness Episode 1

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I love crafting but I know that crafting makes me gain weight. I tend to sit hours and hours without moving and it feels so good to do that, comfy knitting in a comfy couch, why not, right? The problem is that I have a high cholesterol issue and I choose not to take any medication (avoiding all the side effects). Hence I have to control what I eat and try to exercise regularly. I was good at exercising until I started crafting obsessively. Oh,I don’t want to only blame the craft that causes my sedentary life style. It’s all on me too, my lack of time management and pure laziness …lol

So I thought, why don’t I just cooperate my exercise routine with my beloved craft? I did it! I tried Pilates and it worked. Although i might not burn a whole lot of calories working out on a yoga mat or get a number of rows of knitting/crocheting done, I think it’s better than nothing, isn’t it?

Here it is, a short video clip I made of my “Knit with Fitness” Episode 1 (meaning there might be more in the future..lol) I hope to try more different exercise reps that I can cooperate with knitting, crocheting, and drop spindling (that might be tricky!) and I will make sure to share them here as well with you in the future 🙂

In the meantime, happy Crafting!

xoxo

Oom

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Knit with Fitness EP1

March Wrap-Up (non-talking) Knitting Podcast Episode 3

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Episode 3 March Wrap-Up is now live on my HandDrawnYarn Youtube Channel

I know it’s not the end of March yet but tonight we will adjust our clock so I think it’s also time to wrap up my yarny activities for March 🙂 I have not got a whole lot done but hey, one stitch at a time, right?

xoxo

Oom

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March Wrap-Up

 

I need your happy woolly vote :)

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Hiya, my mini yarn shop needs a happy woolly  “vote”  from you !

Thank you in advance 🙂

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xx

Oom

 

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Are you coming to EYF 2017?

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I really love this song 😀 !!

Are u ready for Edinburgh Yarn Fest ?

It’s my 3rd year volunteering at the festival. Oh, I finally finished my epic shawl The Doodler to wear to the festival too😁🐏

See you there !

xx

OOm

I can’t stop dyeing!

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No one has ever told me that once you start dyeing yarns, you just cant’t stop! It’s just like paintings on blank canvases and it’s even more amazing when you actually knit them and see how stitches turn out.

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This new colourway i dyed up this week is call “Mystery ” I bet you can tell why it’s named that way. When a knitter/crocheter choose her/his yarn, the choice is just endless 🙂

I am excited to see how this yarn journey will take me. In the meantime, I still make mini yarn ball earrings . I will keep making them as well as diving into this yarn dyeing world.

Oh and good news! I almost finished with my first epic knitted shawl 🙂 More photos are posted on my Instagram if you’d like to see.

xxx

Oom @HandDrawnYarn

Went to the Moon and Back

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Hiya,

It’s never too late to say Happy New Year, everyone ! Like the title suggests, I went to the moon and now back 😀

For the past few months, I have travelled, visited families, seen new places and cultures.

Can you guess where I have been from these photos?

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But now I am back to my yarn and craft world and it feels good to be back.

It feels good to be able to paint and dye (yarns) again. 🙂