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Should I Alternate My Skeins of Hand Dyed Yarn?

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Should I Alternate My Skeins of Hand Dyed Yarn?

One of the most common questions I'm asked is whether or not skeins should be alternated, and the answer is; it's complicated.  So many things go into deciding if you'll take the time to alternate your precious hand dyed skeins of yarn. Here are some things to consider and questions to ask when you're making this decision for yourself.  This is a personal choice based on your tolerance for deviation in color distribution. There is no right or wrong answer. How comfortable are you with color changes, differences in saturation, and pooling/striping/flashing? How much extra work do you want to invest...

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Introducing Fireworks in collaboration with Marie Greene of Olive Knits

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Introducing Fireworks in collaboration with Marie Greene of Olive Knits
Introducing Fireworks. A close up look at my collaboration with Marie Greene of Olive Knits.

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

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Easy Like Sunday Morning
Since childhood I've had a favorite day of the week. More specifically a favorite day and time of the week, and it's always been Sunday Morning. I'll tell you why...

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How Did I Get Here?

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How Did I Get Here?

Story time, friends.  Have you ever wondered how I ended up dyeing yarn for a living? It's a fun story. I was busy working away as a music teacher, doing the work I thought I was meant to do forever when suddenly my friend asked me if I wanted to learn to dye yarn. I had been dabbling in dyeing yarn, but I also had a thriving music studio and two young girls when the call came. A career change was nowhere on my radar. Even though I had barely any free time, I knew in my bones that I...

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Nourish Your Maker Soul

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Nourish Your Maker Soul
What feeds your maker soul? For me it's the simple act of making something by hand. A pot of soup, a simple knitting project, a beautiful new colorway, or a new take on a familiar colorway. There's more than one way to nourish a maker's soul.

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