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

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My 2nd Fair Isle Hat :)

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This Crofthoose hat is the 2nd fair isle hat I have knitted from the 2016 Shetland WoolWeek pattern. The hat is designed by the lovely shetlander knitter Ella Gordon. What I like about this pattern is that it’s easy to follow and you can choose five colour pallets to play with. So if you are a colour maniac/enthusiast like me, you would enjoy knitting one 🙂

Click on the video above to see what colour choice I chose from Blacker Yarn and  Jamieson and Smith 2ply/fingering weight.

This project took me about three weeks to finish but I am a slow knitter so don’t take it as a standard knitting time…lol

xx

Oom

Crofthoose

 

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

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