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yarn review – gradient yarns

September 3, 2013

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some time ago i fell in love with gradient yarns. here are my thoughts on some i knitted with. zauberball schoppel wolle zauberball has vibrant, unreal colours. love at first sight. but the yarn is not as soft as i want it to be, making it itchy next to my wool-sensitive skin. i knitted a […]

must … stop … buying … yarn

March 24, 2013

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i spent another 100 euro on yarn. again. and march isn’t over yet. first i discovered a british etsy seller who does beautiful gradients and yesterday i caught a wollmeise update: DKs in deep red. i will review the gradients here, when they get to me. maybe i start a yarn review on this blog, […]

new yarn – melissanthieyarns

January 19, 2012

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last week i got a wonderful surprise waiting for me when i got home: a parcel of sweet, sweet yarn from indie dyer melissanthie yarns. from top to bottom: worsted/aran C (blues and white) sock F (bright red with sparkles) lace B (fresh and forest greens) sock I (dark greys with a hint of brown) […]

knitting fonts

December 6, 2011

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recently i discovered a great little helper: Knitter’s Symbols Fonts by David Xenakis. no more fretting over useless tables in word. no more wiggly hand drawn lines on graph paper. oh, and it’s free ^^. thank you, david!

yum yum YUM!

September 29, 2011

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bragging? hell yes! every ounce of wollmeise is worth bragging. now i’m not allowed to buy any more yarn until 2055.

must not

September 26, 2011

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must not buy more yarn. must not buy more yarn. must not buy more yarn. i have no money as long as i am on maternity leave. i have TONS of yarn at home. i am seriously behind in my knitting because of a hyperactive, but not quite playing on his own baby. oh well. […]

little jewels of yarn

September 25, 2011

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i finally got my claws around some wollmeise yarn! yes, on ebay. but two days ago i also caught a greyscreen on their webpage (completely by surprise, i was actually looking up some colours when it hit me ^^). i won three skeins fair and square! that was the hard part. now for the really […]