This week’s post is quite different. It took me the entire last week to prepare it because I wanted to experiment two different spinning methods; worsted vs. woolen.
You may already know the difference, and there is a lot of theoretical references in the web, magazines and books. That is what I consulted at first, but I really wanted to experiment myself to see the difference between the outcome yarn. Obtaining worsted and woolen yarns depend on many factors. The type of fiber, how you prepare it, and the drafting technique you use to spin it. In the following paragraphs and pictures, I will take you through these factors, so let’s start.
Continue reading Worsted vs Woolen: My experience
I wanted to write this last week but I was sick. I have been having a flu that I cannot get rid of. I went to the doctor, and he told me that I was allergic to Max, my kitty. I was really sad after the results because I cannot even think about giving my kitty away. Adri and I are working the things out and changing some habits at home, so Max and I can live happy together.
I wanted to thank to all the wonderful people that left me comments on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. It was so nice to receive all your support.
Let’s talk about my knitting now. That is why your are here, right?
Continue reading My Monday post
You may not probably know it yet, but I love knitting stuffed toys. I haven’t knit a lot of them, because I do it specially for my little niece. I like to give them to her as gifts for her Birthday or for Christmas. She is two years old now, and she has received so far 4 toys and 2 blankets knit by me.
Two weeks ago, during our Stitching Retreat 2014, I started knitting the last one of those toys. I chose Slo’Moe, the new pattern of Susan Claudino Designs as my little niece’s second birthday gift.
Continue reading The joy of knitting for your beloved ones
This past weekend was the second edition of the “Stitching Retreat 2014” organised by the Zurich Stitch’n’Bitches group. It was held in the Fällanden Youth Hostel. My knitter friend Sabrina put all the pieces together and she did great job.
Continue reading Stitching Retreat 2014 Recap
Spring and summer seasons are perfect to knit with cellulose yarns such as cotton, hemp, linen, etc. This is not just because you will not feel boiling hot while you knit a sweater, but also because you do not have to wait until winter to wear it.
Continue reading Cotton time
After my trip to Cologne in March, I was so exited about receiving the yarn I ordered from the suppliers I met in the fair. The yarn arrived last week and I was jumping like a little girl when it happened. As soon as I opened the boxes it felt like walking on the clouds. I love the smell of the yarn, the texture and softness; I could lay on it forever.
Continue reading My Pursuit of “Wrappingness”
Two months ago, while I was attending Vogue Knitting Live! in New York, I had a revelation from one of the vendors in the marketplace. She literally told me: “if you want to get into this business, you should go to H+H Cologne in March.”
Continue reading My Trip to Cologne
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