Yarn Porn Vol.1

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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

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

 

More hand dyed babies & earrings

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Hiya,

How has your week been?

Mine’s been great. Busy dyeing as usual (I like saying this, it sounds funny if you don’t know the context that i dye yarn!) 😀 But this week I also spent quite some time making mini yarn ball earrings to stock up in my Etsy shop and for up-coming craft fairs in summer and autumn. I know spring is not actually official here yet in Scotland but soon ?!

Yesterday was a kickoff of MarledmagicMKAL I have joined. It’s a 4-week knit along (KAL)hosted by the knitwear designer Stephen West. So i received my first clue and started  knitting a few rows already. Since we can go wild with the yarn choices, I decided to throw in some of my hand dyed yarn in the pack as well 🙂

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What do you think of these beauties?

Now the needles are calling me. I’d better sign off to continue on my rows.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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. 🙂

Alpaca Love

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This week I have been dyeing this new yarn base of 100% baby alpaca and I am so in love with how soft this fibre is. My first encounter with these lovely creatures was at YarnDale in Skipton last year. They were quite playful and didn’t mind human’s company.

Here they were smiling and enjoying having their photos taken 🙂

I have read some forum threads that discussed dyeing with alpaca yarn and fleece and a few mentioned that it didn’t take the dyes in as well as merino. But to my surprise, I dyed these two colourways and they turned out quite right, just the way I wanted 🙂

On the left is “Enchanted Garden” and on the right is “Alpaca’s Kisses”

I have set aside a few skeins to knit a project for myself this autumn (who can resist!?)and have listed a few in my shop www.handdrawnyarn.etsy.com as well.

Have you ever knitted/crocheted/worked with alpaca yarns? If so, what are your favorite projects and patterns? I have in mind that this yarn would be perfect for a shawl 🙂

I am heading to Revelry to check out some lovely shared patterns/projects now so i can get some ideas.

xoxo

Launch of Hand Dyed Yarns

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If you have followed me on Instagram , you might have witnessed my yarn dyeing journey by now.It has been incredible weeks dyeing and skeining a lot of yarns! If I had known dyeing can be so much fun and therapeutic, I would have started long time ago. But it’s not too late to start now anyway, as there are many colourways to experience and explore 🙂

I am planing to vlog or at least make a video tutorial of my yarn dyeing on my YouTube channel later this year, so subscribe and stay tuned ! 😉

In the meantime if you are running low on your stash and looking for indie hand dyed speckled and variegated yarns, please check out my lovely wee shop HandDrawnYarn on Etsy  I am also taking custom orders via email Handdrawnyarn@gmail.com

Happy Casting on!

xxx