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yarn review – gradient yarns

September 3, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]