26 octobre 2010

Wordless tuesday

Thanks Lori :)
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06 octobre 2010

Ecole buissonnière...

Se poser. Décompresser. Respirer. Ou tout au moins, essayer...Cette semaine, je fais l'école buissonnière...Mid-life crisis you think ?Green tea and tea biscuits : a very special treatI need a Feb'lady ! Cascade 220, of course. But didn't dare purple skeins...
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06 septembre 2010

Finalement, j'aime beaucoup la rentrée!

Surtout quand la rentrée m'apporte son lot de nouveaux livres...Et que le photographe de l'un de ces deux livres n'est autre que Jared Flood. Yes indeed!Alors, oui, ce soir, j'aime beaucoup la rentrée !
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05 août 2010

Summertime...

... and the livin' is easy, fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high... ... One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing...Je mets le blog en vacances, je file faire le plein de soleil et je vous donne rendez-vous dans 20 jours.Ciao tutti !
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27 mai 2010

Envies de rouge

Red hot chilli yarns...Pause addiction chez CarineVermillion dancing shoesUne envie d'oublier le gris de ParisMum's garden first spring rosePentecôte dans le LotStrawberry redPremières fraises de l'année: une poignée de fraises des bois
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02 mai 2010

What a yarn

I really do love yarns. Especially soft yarns as I can't stand scratchy yarns on my skin.If you asked me about my favourite yarn I would answer: Baby alpaca ! This yarn is so soft that it really feels like a cat's fur... But the yarn I've chosen as my paradise is : Malabrigo sock.This yarn is very special : 100% merino, it is as soft as a kiss.When I received my first Malabrigo skein from Gwenola, I couldn't stop putting it on my cheek. It was so soft, I think I could purr !I used it to knit a spring shawl... and I haven't left this... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2010

All tooled up

At home, I have this very old drawer from the 40'S in which I keep my favorite knitting tools. My favorite needles : the Knitpicks wooden circular needles I received at Xmas. My Ipod touch with my 2 favorite Apps : Knitcounter and Knitconverter (very useful to calculate the right gauge when you knit an English pattern in French size !) A measure ribbon that belonged to my mother-in-law. My wip's gauges. Now that I'm all  tooled up, I can go on knitting...And on this 1st of May, let me present you with these... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

Location, location, location...

Where do you like to indulge in your craft? This is my favourite place to knit...Let me explain: I live in Paris (France) which means that I live in a rather small flat. The red Ikea couch is a cosy place to knit on but... I don't have much place for my stash, all my wips... But I'm fortunate! I also have a small house in the Picardy countryside where I spend saturdays and sundays... A tiny red brick house with a nice flowered garden. And from April to September, this is my favourite place to knit : under my cherry tree! ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2010

One new skill

Socks, socks, socks...Socks are among favorite projects of knitters I admire : I stay mouth open in front of my computer each time my "Ravelry friend" Lori from New-York knits a new pair. Each time different. Each time gorgeous. But it seems so spectacular to me that I'm still waiting to get started.Of course I bought the Ann Budd's essential : Getting started knitting socks. But learning about socks in a language tha'ts not mine.... arrgh ! Fortunately, my friend Gaëlle published a book in French a few weeks ago :... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2010

One, two, three... great knitters

Who knows me (n'est-ce pas Gaëlle?) won't be surprised to hear that Jared Flood is THE knitter whose work I enjoy. And I'm pretty sure I won't be the only one to place him on a piedestal today. Jared is a knitwear designer that loves fiber.Jared is a damn' good photographer.Jared makes me love winter evenings of knitting.Jared...Well, I'm fascinated (look at this Juneberry triangle and try to resist to seek your teeth into!) But there are two other knitters whose work I admire. Let me introduce to you... Alice Kathryn and her... [Lire la suite]
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