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From fiber to shawl: Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Fiber: 25 grams, 40% Bison / 40% Alpaca / 10% Merino / 10% Silk – Frosted Tea from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Spinning: spun on Russian spindles by Ed Tabachek and GrippingYarn Plying: plied on a Tabachek plying spindle by way of a 2-stranded plying ball Yarn: 170 meters/25 grams Pattern: Free pattern Age of Read More

‚Tis The Season

And again a year is drawing to a close. Over the last year it turned out that social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Ravelry have gotten most of my attention when it comes to status updates, pictures and reviews. It’s hard to keep up blogging with longer, more profound updates. Ravely is just so Read More

FO :: Marvelous Spiral Shawl ::

Marvelous Spiral – A logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral or growth spiral is a special kind of spiral curve which often appears in nature. The logarithmic spiral was first described by Descartes and later extensively investigated by Jacob Bernoulli, who called it Spira mirabilis, „the marvelous spiral“. This shawl pattern had caught my eye the first Read More

Summer has come and passed*

* from the lyrics of ‚Wake me up when September ends‘ by Green Day After a short but very hot summer it already feels very much like autumn in our neck of the woods right now. Although the sun is still shining brightly in a brilliantly blue sky it’s already pretty nippy in the shadows Read More

Team GeekSpeed

Oh my, it’s been a more than a month since I wrote something here. Time is flying. When I’m not working or knitting I’m playing support team and pit stop crew for DH. He’s doing autocross competitions. What’s autocross, you ask? Well, here’s what the international Wikipedia has to say about it: Autocross is a Read More

FO :: Modular Tomten Jacket ::

I haven’t done much of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s pattern so far but I thoroughly enjoy her writing style and her practical and sensible approach to knitting. The modular Tomten Jacket for a small child seemed a good project to venture into EZ’s knitting world for the first time. Since I wanted to knit the jacket in Read More

FO :: Haapsalu Lace Shawl – Hearts in Estonia ::

Spring has really arrived in our neck in the woods and I am mighty glad for it. It’s so lovely to see all those trees in full bloom and the hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and not to forget those pesky dandelions, which are a pain in the neck. Our little vegetable patch seems to do nicely, Read More

FO :: Prairie Rose Lace Shawl ::

This pretty shawl is finished for nearly 2 weeks now and I just haven’t gotten around to blog about it. It’s been a fun and fast knit and the yarn was a joy to work with. It came from Saffron Dyeworks on Etsy in an incredible teal colorway called ‚Aquarium‘. Details Pattern: Prairie Rose Lace Read More

FO :: Miralda’s Triangular Shawl and more finished stuff ::

It might not always seem that way if my recent blog posts are anything to go by but I’ve indeed been knitting away on all kinds of things and managed to complete a few of them. My latest infatuation has been a shawl pattern from the book „Knitted Lace of Estonia“ – Miralda’s Triangular Shawl. Read More

Cold winter, warm shawl

Temperatures dropped again under 10°C and with the wind it feels plain cold, cold, cold. Just the right weather for sitting inside, central heating turned all the way up and knitting and spinning up a storm. Which also means I got to finish my latest shawl project in only 10 days. It’s a variation on Read More

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