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Gotta Love Knit Cuffs!

September 25, 2012

Fall is my favorite time of year. There is crispness to the air that is so invigorating after the hot summer. This is when I bring out my hand knit wool wrist warmers (cuffs) and fingerless mitts, my go to accessory for warmth and whimsy. I am truly, seriously crazy about cuffs! Top 10 reasons…

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Portuguese Merino Wool

July 20, 2012

The Portuguese Merino Sheep has its roots going back 400 plus years to the original Spanish Merino Stock.  Even though the breed is called Portuguese Merino, it’s merino with a little “m”.  The micron count on the wool is just under 25 microns.  The wool is relatively short at 2” to 2.5” depending on the…

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Minor Changes…

June 1, 2012

Some small changes to the Bamboo Ladder Vest pattern have been posted. To be specific, there were two additional rows on the left side that needed to be taken out (they were row 5 and 6). But the pattern is fixed and re-posted!

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Lima Lace Cowl Pattern

May 30, 2012

The first time I held a skein of the Lima Lace yarn I knew I had to knit something with it immediately! This yarn is a 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk blend that is incredibly soft and light weight.  We were getting ready for a vacation so I needed to quickly dye and design…

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Color Progression Dyeing

May 24, 2012

Color Progression Dyeing. This is a term that I use for dyeing multiple skeins, each a different color in a single dye pot. Color progression dyeing is achieved by removing one skein at a time and adding more dye with every skein removal. For example, in the Lima lace cowl (pattern coming soon!), I started…

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Bamboo Ladder Vest

April 23, 2012

Continuing on the theme of summer knits and bamboo yarn, I wanted to share with you my pattern for the Bamboo Ladder Vest. As I stated in my previous post about dyeing bamboo,this vest is very comfortable in warm weather and gracefully drapes over a sleeveless tank top without adding extra warmth. This free pattern…

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Like us on Facebook!

April 5, 2012

We have JUST created a brand new Facebook page! Feel free to head over to Facebook and “like” our page. Please post pictures of your favorite fiber creations!

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Posts, Patterns and Projects

March 30, 2012

Welcome to the Posts, Patterns and projects page! Our goal for this section of the website is to focus on an individual fiber or yarn and  provide supporting  projects and patterns.   I hope you will find the posts interesting and the project idea’s and patterns helpful and inspiring!

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Bamboo Fiber and Yarn

March 30, 2012

Although bamboo has been around for centuries, bamboo textiles are relatively new.  Bamboo is a readily available, renewable resource as it grows extremely fast and requires no pesticides.  It also does not need to be replanted once it is harvested. There are two different types of bamboo fiber produced: bast bamboo and viscose type bamboo. …

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