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3 In Studio/ Wanton Fibers

Just a Label

I haven’t done a blog post in quite a while, in fact, not since I packed up and moved across the country last spring. The past year has flown by – it is hard to overstate how overwhelming being in a new place is and how much effort it takes to just acclimate and figure out where everything is. It is starting to feel like home though, and soon it truly will be home – we just bought a house,…

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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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