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Angora Rabbit

Animal Fiber Yarns (Part 2)

Tweet Continuing our series on animal fiber yarns, we’re exploring the next few fibers on the original list;  angora, beaver, buffalo, bison and cashmere (ah….the glorious cashmere). Angora Properties You are more than likely already familiar with angora as it is a very popular yarn primarily due to it’s soft and fluffy quality.  Angora yarn […]

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Vicuna

Animal Fiber Yarns (Part 1)

Tweet Continuing our series on yarn fibers (see also Milk Yarn? How does that work? Part 1), I have the great pleasure to begin looking at animal fibers. Some of my most favorite yarns fall into this category so I’m delighted to have this opportunity and hope that you, may find a few new favorites […]

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Miley Slouchy Beret

“Miley” Slouchy Beret

Tweet Ah, the slouchy beret.  It took much longer bringing this pattern to you than was ever intended however, I’m certain that you’ll be able to relate to the story. I was seeing the general style just about everywhere I looked.  Have you ever had that happen to you?  You focus on something and suddenly […]

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Milk yarn? How does that work? (Part 1)

Tweet A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fondle a swatch of Milky Whey (by Kollage) made from milk and soy yarns.  YUM!  It provided instant finger delight  (I made a mental note to try it as soon as I get a couple projects off of my needles) but.. milk yarn?  How does […]

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Color Inspiration

Tweet Recognizing that inspiration can come in all manner of form, there is inspirational  technique with which I had not previously connected; that of color.  A short while ago I wrote about having attended a class at Stitches West that opened my eyes to a new way of looking at colors in general and combining […]

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