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Coquette Lace

Sugarfrost Infinity Scarf in Coquette Lace Hand Dyed Yarn

Lace knitting is still my very, very favorite. It may have a reputation for being complicated or fiddly, but it is also engaging and deeply satisfying to see the stitches twist and pull the fabric into intricate designs. I also love lace knitting because it is economical -I can pick out the most decadent yarn, but one skein will almost always do an entire project so my overall cost is relatively low, regardless of how expensive a yarn I use. My…

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Courtesan: Painted Stitches

Courtesan Yarn

I have said it before, and I will say it again: superwash merino really isn’t my favorite fiber. It often isn’t really all that soft, at least in comparison to the fibers that I really, really love, like cashmere or alpaca, and one would never describe it with words like “opulent” or “decadent”. But I just twisted 50 skeins of Courtesan, a DK weight, superwash merino single into hanks and fell in love enough to immediately grab a skein of…

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Fatale

Damask Shawl in Fatale Yarn

  I have been knitting a lot lately. You would think, since I am always working with yarn, that I would always be knitting, but it’s not so. For me, knitting has a season and it’s about December through April or so. The rest of the year I am just not that into it and spend my time sewing, painting and embroidering. Since I had a baby 4 years ago things have been even worse and I had literally not…

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Ardent

Fimma Sweater in Ardent Yarn

  I have been working on test knitting all of my yarns, something I have wanted to do for a long time, but just couldn’t quite seem to accomplish. It’s not like I know nothing about my yarns – I have knit with Haughty, Coquette, and Coquette Lace and I dye and handle all of them and know their hand and that they are all fantastically milled, consistent  yarns with practically invisible joins and zero knots. I have been very…

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