How to Soften Wool

How to Soften Wool

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Wool is a wonderful fiber, and can do things that other fibers can’t: Wool is warm and stays warm even when wet. It is resilient and doesn’t break. It takes dye beautifully and can be spun in any thickness. It’s a great yarn for the beginner knitter. It (can be) inexpensive to buy. It’s renewable. … Read More

Project Overdye Part 3

Project Overdye Part 3

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  The final instalment of my little overdyeing project. I don’t have pictures of all the simmering and rinsing. Just too much steam and water for me to think of getting the camera out. The process: 18 Balls of yarn turned into skeins (by far the hardest part, almost made me quit) and soaked in … Read More

Project Overdye Part 2

Project Overdye Part 2

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Yesterday, I started to talk about my little overdyeing project. Well, it seems little now. But there were some moments when I did question my own lack of forethought: winding 24 balls back into skeins? Is this a Good Idea? It’s beautiful today by the way. I was at the Ottawa Knitting Guild monthly wing ding … Read More

Project Overdye Part 1

Project Overdye Part 1

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Happy Monday everyone. Ours was the usual, “I don’t have any clean socks” and “I need to print out my homework” at 8:34 am. We leave at 8:35 am. Sanity and peace regained with the aid of espresso. A new topic today: Overdyeing (or is it overdying?) yarn. My mom’s Briggs and Little sweater reminded me that … Read More

Knit Picks

Knit Picks

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You can often find me, knitting in a corner, still in my pajamas, jabbering on about the internet and what it has done for knitting. And here I go again… For knitters who have been knitting for a long time, you’ll know that the variety of yarn choices that we have now is incredible. Not … Read More

Elann

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A great source of affordable yarn, tools and patterns, Elann ships out of Delta BC. Which is good news for us Canadian knitters. It means the shipping is low, and super speedy. My orders from Elann have never taken longer than 2 business days. Elann brings in designer yarn, like rowan yarn, Sublime, Tahki, Louisa … Read More