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crochet with a french twist

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Archive for April, 2009

April’s Fiber Giveaway ! – Now closed –

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 @ 9:01 pm in Contest, Freebie, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 35 Comments »

Just in time before we switch to the month of May, here’s this month’s Fiber Giveaway ! No time to prepare some pretty fiber for you as I had in mind this month, so I’ll snatch something from the store instead: Here’s 2 oz of Fine South African wool in Very girly colors with pink, […]

Some granny squares…

Posted: Thursday, April 30th, 2009 @ 10:56 am in Crochet, Fiber Prep, FO | No Comments »

I have finally finished weaving in all the ends and blocking the blankie for my friend’s baby boy. Now I just need to give it to them .. Joining the squares was a big concern before I started on this one, as for my previous one I tried an sc-seam which turned out ugly (large […]

Taking it one step further

Posted: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 @ 10:01 am in Crochet, Fiber Prep, Knitting | 2 Comments »

Since I told my family about my new passion for spinning, a couple people said they’d ask friends/neighbouts about raw wool from their sheep. And this is what I just from my Sister in Law, about a pound of raw wool from one of her work colleagues !! So cool !! (I asked for no […]

More natural dying experiments: dandelion, red cabbage and grape-juice

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm in Crochet, dyed, Etsy, Family, Fiber Prep, Hackle, natural dying | 2 Comments »

Yesterday I had a very nice afternoon. After a visit from my friend Emily, Laurent took the girls out for a bike ride and I had the flat all to myself and cooked. So enjoyable ! Because our place is so small, the girls are usually always running around me whenever I try to cook.. […]

I know it’s spring.. but we went skiing !

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 @ 3:06 pm in Crochet, Family | No Comments »

No post for a whole week, because we went away in my grandparent’s chalet for a week of vacation. It was really nice and relaxing. I had the laptop with me, but it kept on freezing after a few minutes so I only did the very minimum online: very frustrating but at least it’s always […]

Natural dying: first experiments

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2009 @ 3:59 pm in dyed, Fiber Prep, links, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, natural dying | 2 Comments »

So.. the March Fiber Giveaway is now CLOSED ! Thanks to all who left a comment.. The winner is: Little Miss S, Congrats !! I’ll email you right away to get your adress. Natural dying has been occupying my mind lately, reading blogs and trying to collect info, even starting to gather some materials. Thing […]

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