Knit, Crochet, Weave, Repeat Facebook group

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If you wake up in the morning and one of these activities (or all of these) comes to your mind–knit, crochet, weave,– then come and join our new Facebook group  Knit Crochet Weave Repeat
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This group is for members to share their knit/crochet/weave plans, ideas, WIPs, Fos, HOs, designs or simply chat about yarn crafts. 🙂

See you there!

Oom

xx

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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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