I can’t stop dyeing!

craft, crochet, hand dyed yarn, knitting, yarn dyeing, Yarn Rambling

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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

Alpaca Love

crochet, hand dyed yarn, knitters, knitting, yarn, yarn dyeing, Yarn Rambling

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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

Let me take you to “YarnNia”

amigurumi, crochet, knitting, Yarn Event, Yarn Rambling

 

“Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it. And don’t talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don’t mention it to anyone else unless you find that they’ve had adventures of the same sort themselves…”

-C.S. Lewis, Tha Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

 

 

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Each post is inspired by my love of yarn & friendship among fibre enthusiasts.
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Why is it difficult to “cast-on?”

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Why is it difficult to “cast-on?”

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Do you find it difficult sometimes to cast on a new project?

If the answer is “no,” then this post is not for you, sorry.

The question of “Do I have enough yarn to finish this project?” might come up.

You are afraid that it will end up in a “WIPs” pile.

Will the recipient of this beautiful hand-knitted gift appreciate your time and effort?

What if I ran out of interesting podcasts/ TV programs to listen to or watch while clicking away my needles?

Above all these fears

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To “cast-on” means “commitment.”

It can lead to a “fatal” or “suicidal” path in some cases.

What have you casted on recently?

 

 

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Each post is inspired by my love of yarn & friendship among fibre enthusiasts.

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©2016 Somruthai Maugard @HandDrawnYarn. All rights reserved.