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!
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?
Hiya, my mini yarn shop needs a happy woolly “vote” from you !
Thank you in advance 🙂
For those who didn’t get a chance to visit the festival which was a-m-a-z-i-n-g by the way, here is a mini film I made during my break from volunteering and a short clip of the Ceilidh Night 🙂
See you again next year!
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 🙂
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!
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.
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.
Places where you can knit (with friends too, of course) !
Version 1: on a boat along a canal 🙂
Would you like to share your “places where you can knit” with me?
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?
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. 🙂