Sylvie Damey

crochet with a french twist

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Archive for May, 2009

Monthly fiber Giveaway: May ! -closed-

Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2009 @ 6:00 pm in Fiber Prep, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 13 Comments »

I dyed some fiber yesterday in between other things.. life seems hectic these days, SO many things piling up on my to-do list! ..and then we’re going away again this week-end, which means fewer chances to get them done ! :-P I hand-carded several mini battlets, which will eventually become art yarn kits for the […]

Vintage puffy squares

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 @ 5:28 pm in Crochet, vintage, WIP | 1 Comment »

I found those little squares and the remaining yarn (Patons Beehive Fingering) at my local thrifstore a couple weeks ago. I’m usually not a big fan of puffy flowers but really those looked so deliciously vintage that I grabbed them. Prune helped me find a way to arrange the colors in a nice way (she’s […]

A few days off

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 @ 3:27 pm in Family | No Comments »

Whoops, I didn’t mean to dissapear for so long.. We went away for a few days last week down to the South in my parent’s bungalow. We all had a great and very relaxing time, taking the time to read and take naps, sitting on the beach, swimming and fighting against the waves of the […]

My first knitting charts…

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 @ 7:37 pm in Knitting, links | 1 Comment »

I’ve been working on a secret project for several months now, swatching and thinking A LOT about different issues involved with the construction. I’d be turning it around in my head during the night, still not fully satisfied with the way I had planned it. And suddenly I found the solution (ahem, let’s hope it […]

Giveaway winner, and a couple more squares

Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2009 @ 11:32 am in Crochet, Monthly Fiber Giveaway, spinning | 2 Comments »

… And the winner of last month’s fiber giveaway is… Comment number 29 : Congrats Carla ! I am emailing you, please send me your adress details and I’ll send you the fiber ! I have been crocheting some lately, on yet more squares. Yarn is some recycled thrifted yummy mohair, perfect for a large […]

Spinning with an antique support spindle

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm in Fiber Prep, spinning, vintage | No Comments »

I am having fun trying a new toy: an antique french support spindle, received just today (More looking for a new home here). This one is so little and cute, and spins well too ! ..although I’m all but an expert at this game, you should see some spinners and how fast they go :-P […]

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