Enchanted Mesa Sweater

A difficult start

When you find a pattern that really gets your attention cause it is constructed very differently to all the others and are intrigued but a bit intimidated, too. What do you do?

My reaction to the Enchanted Mesa from Westknits was stalling and tiptoeing around all the beautiful versions I could find on Instagram. That did not make it easier to start – everybody seemed to have put so much thought in the colours, on the arrangement of them that I felt I never could decide which to use and when to change.

Luckily there came the Mistery Knit along my way which helped me to loose my intimidation (read about that here) and finally I began plotting my own version of the Enchanted Mesa!

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Yarn weights / yarn types – what the… ply?

A guide for beginner knitters/crocheters and everyone who’s interested.

It’s a jungle of words in the fiber world. So many different yarn types and even more words. Sometimes for the same thing. Does it make a difference depending on where you are on the planet? What does ply mean? Are Worsted and Aran weight yarn the same?

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WIP madness

In my mind having tons of WIPs – works in progress – is a sign of a creative mind. At least that is what I am telling myself.

Today I spent an hour frogging some of the WIPs I have been dragging around for years, finally giving up on them. I found things I haven’t seen in a year (last January I shifted through my WIPs for the last time). And I can honestly tell you: I have no idea if I even finished one of the WIPs I had lying around last January. My plan for this year: doing better.

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First time yarn dyeing – ooohh exicting!

Today I am telling you about our first time of yarn dyeing. We read so much about dyeing and cause we love love love some beautiful yarn – why not try ourselves?

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