Knitting sets your mind free and makes you see the other side of whatever this will be.....the purlside or the happier side of life!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


As if I did not have enough projects going on  -  I just had to have this yarn and knit up a sweater! I am so excited about it and it is so much fun to work with. It feels light and airy and I hope the temperatures will stay cool enough that I can still wear it this spring. The picture shows the purl side and this brings out the colors even better. I am thankful for all the people who still spin their yarn by hand! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


So the green person in me is lately into spinning.....yes, that's right! Every time I say 'never' sooner or later it will happen to me or I will do whatever I thought was so not my style.
I bought some fleece and a drop spindle and now I have upgraded my kitchen to a spinning/cooking studio - not really! I wish I had more room and could spread out more.
While watching youtube videos on how to spin yarn I came across this fascinating article about spinning paper. It is actually not that difficult to spin yarn and even relaxing. I have not given the paper a try but it seems very doable and just imagine how much "free" yarn that would be every day just from the local newspaper. The colored pages would add an interesting effect!


This is something I will try soon. I could imagine a nice knitted rug or a hammock? made out of this material.
Even kids might find this interesting.....summer vacation is around the corner.
Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn @greenUPGRADER

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

So READY for Spring!!!

With Easter coming up and the sun shining I am getting ready for pastel colors. It just feels right at the moment. But I know it will not last long because usually I am more into darker colors. I guess that's the season!
 Right now I am taking a "creative break"  from the more challenging patterns. Sometimes it is just nice to

 whip up a project within two hours or while I watch a movie. I hope these hats will soon find an owner somewhere on this planet.
I got this super lovely beyond softness yarn from a spinner in Arizona! There are so many wonderful yarns in great colors! To work with this yarn makes knitting even more precious!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Another Booty!

                                                                                                      I am having a lot of fun with my newest booty pattern! Here in Wisconsin we still have a lot of snow but somehow this winter has been not as bad as usual. So I am getting spring feelings! I thought of bright flowers in crochet and since right now this booty is a big hit on sprucing it up with another embellishment can't be wrong. Ravelry is a wonderful site! It seems as if almost every pattern from the last few years has been knitted  up and someone shows it there. It is also a great site to find free patterns or answers. And there are always so many people signed in at the same time and it is a true knitting and crochet site. How could I have ever lived without it?