Author: deborah@yarnindulgences.com

How far are in are you?

While working on this new website of course, the main thing on my mind was content.  It didn’t matter how good the site looked if I had nothing to talk about. One of my first thoughts was to notice that not all ‘yarn people’ are the same.  We each have different levels of how much this hobby of our takes up in time, space and dollars! I’m surrounded by yarn, and ‘think’ yarn just about all the time.  I do knit and/or spin almost every day. What I’ve realized is that it doesn’t matter how much you stash, how much you knit, finish and start… if you are happy, and all this yarn stuff makes you happy.  You are definitely in!  ...

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… In Plain English

This is a series of ebooks from a very talented Dr. Julia Riede.  A knit designer studying to be a medical doctor, in Germany! The level of detail in her ebooks is extensive, but not overwhelming. Julia started the series with ‘Shawl Design in Plain English’ over three ebooks.  They demonstrate and give you all the math you need for all the different shawl shapes.  Review each shape from start to finish.  And include some suggestions and samples. Her latest book ‘Sock Knitting in Plain English’ is a masterful narrative of each element of the sock. If you’ve ever thought about...

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Week of March 6, 2016

#1 22.5 Degrees by Martina Behm I love the look of variegated sockyarn, especially Wollmeise, in simple garter stitch. And I love a little something around my neck when it’s cold. So I invented this pretty and practical scarf-shawl-hybrid: It is shaped as a very wide triangle with 22.5-degree-angles at the tips (rather than the usual 45 degrees). It can be wrapped around several times and tightened with a knot – so it will not leave you, even if it’s only 22.5 degrees (Fahrenheit, that is!) outside. A scalloped edge adds a little unexpected frill, but is optional. A...

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With every season, there comes a new color…

I’m fascinated, yet confounded by how often I see news about color.  This seasons colors….. Pantone’s colors… home decor… fashion…. It got me thinking… do I care what is the ‘color of the year’… I suppose in some ways it gives me inspiration! When I do think about how many different colors we are able to see, I chuckle when I hear myself saying ‘oh, I’ve never seen that before’.  I’m absolutely delighted when I create a new dye color!!  Steel Teal, was one of those colors. I think as far as my fashion goes, the popular colors of the...

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