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March 13, 2012

Is Pink a Colour?

I'm entertained by the current war on the colour pink. Unlike red or violet, Pink it does not appear in the light spectrum. So is it an actual colour or just and interpretation of a mixture of red/violet light?>

This interests me as I've always had troubles dyeing pink. It needs nuance as it is easily turns into a Barbie Bus colour, or putrid pale baby pink if dyed without considerable attention. It often just feels like a failure by itself. I wonder if this is some sort of subconscious reaction to the interplay between red and violet. Or maybe I just haven't hit my pink stride yet.

Regardless - Rose will be back in the colour cards this year. I will have to come to terms with my prejudices.

October 06, 2011

Knit East

Many thanks and best regards to all of the wonderful knitters we had the pleasure of meeting this past weekend at the 1st Knit East Fibre Festival at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. What joyful people! I think that the Yarn Harlot is on to something - knitting definitely relieves stress and makes us generally happier people. I can't wait to read her new book.

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Thanks for everyone who attended my dye demonstration. We were pleased with the results of our "Algonguin in the fall" colourway. My daughter was especially happy that we used her mood board.

May 26, 2011

MAGICAL MOHAIR

As promised, here is a picture of the Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2011 Magical Mohair contest pattern in Maiden Hair designed by Lynette Meek. This issue hits Newsstand June 7th.

This piece was knit in white, then painted after. The painting makes this a challenging piece, but as suggested by Lynette, can also be knit in dyed yarns with beautiful results. Suggested a subtle series for the Fleece Artist Montegue, with a matching variegated colourway for the Maiden Hair.

Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2011, photo by Rose Callahan

Designer: Lynette Meek
For Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Yarn Information:

Hand Maiden Fine Yarns Maiden Hair
3 (4,) hanks in undyed

Fleece Artist Special Montague - a kid mohair and Silk blend. Ask your retailer.
3 (3, 3, 4) hanks in undyed

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March 29, 2011

Knit your Own Royal Wedding

What can I say? Absurdity in wool.

February 24, 2011

Congrats Lynette

Lynette Meek from Mad about Ewe in Nanaimo BC has just won 1st runner up in the Magic of Mohair competition in Vogue Knitting.

This unbelievable beauty called Victorian Falls is a wrap and sheath combination in Fleece Artist Montague (baby kid with silk) and Hand Maiden Maiden Hair. Lynette has hand painted rose details and has also provided instructions for hand dyed yarn. We look forward to the Vogue issue.

Congratulations Lynette

Pictures to follow

June 28, 2010

Flaxen for Summer

Just got pics of this stunner from "Peggity" (Ravelry). Thank you! Love to see it knit up. Flaxen is a perfect summertime yarn. Linen for crispness, silk for drape and sheen. The yarn softens beautifully as you work with it. Just remember to block!

"I just completed an infinity scarf using Handmaiden Fine Yarns’ “Flaxen” and I think it is lovely. The Flaxen is luminescent! Thank you for a beautiful yarn with which to complete this special gift for my daughter-in-law. "

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June 07, 2010

Simple Elegance Afghan

Linda's Craftique has this created this light and lovely afghan using 2 BFL Aran, 2 MO and
2-Curlylock 750g in total. Available as a kit here.

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