It all started with something given to me by Qingfiber, a beautiful yarn with breath taking colours. I don’t know how many time I was just seating looking at the colours, their intricacy, their vibrancy. The yarn was calling to be knitted entirely! then I found this pretty pattern by Julieknitsinparis ,the Naked dandy and I thought that would be the best canvas for the yarn !
The Purl bee by Purl Soho is like a magic space and beautiful piece of creativity inspiring on the internet, I wish I were in NY just so I can visit the shop in flesh. When they realeased the free pattern elfin hat pattern, I knew that it will be on my double pointed ninja needle very quickly, which it did !
I signed up to the lucky dip club not long ago. The concept of receiving a surprised little parcel each month with different lovely themes is just too tempting. The October box was the lucky Dinner box . It was a homage to retro diners food: cheesy pizza, salty greasy hot dogs and sweet lovely donuts. The cheery on top of the knickerbocker glory was that you had a golden donut necklace ! you should have a look here to see how pretty it is !
Shibori is a Japanese technique to dye materials, the concept is simple but to excel in it, it is another level, really! So if you like to press, stitch, fold and twist materials and magic then the Shibori methods of dying are for you! I found a pretty simple little tutorial about the Shibori methods here.
What you need is rubber gloves (the dye is quite nasty to your skin and very poisonous so keep an eye on the little ones that could find the colour attractive), Continue reading