Author Archives: Julianna

About Julianna

Spinner, knitter, fibre-lover :)

Yummy Socks

Fun fact of the day: Did you know that dinosaurs love to much on hand-knit socks? These were a bit of a variation on my usual toe-up after-thought heel vanilla socks.  I wanted to add a bit of texture to … Continue reading

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Super Fast Shawl Knitting

I started this shawl on a Wednesday and finished it on Sunday.  That’s right, it took less than one week to knit.  The combination of a few different simple lace charts and larger yarn and needles really made quick work … Continue reading

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Violet Handspun Yarn

This yarn was spun from organic Merino wool that I hand-dyed in shades of blue and purple and then carded with some milk fibre and firestar (nylon sparkle) on my drum carder. I just recently acquired the firestar and wanted … Continue reading

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Julianna’s New Design

Designing this pattern really stretched me out of my comfort zone and I’m so happy it did! I’m grateful for this month’s challenge to design because it pushed me to design in a way I hadn’t before, to stretch myself … Continue reading

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Julianna’s Design Prototypes

The concept for my design has been floating around in my head for months, now. It started with the idea of a leaf.  After researching a bit about leaves on wikipedia, I found out that the leaf shape I was … Continue reading

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Blueberry Swirl Handspun Yarn

Going out of my comfort zone and spinning this yarn woolen-style was a challenge for me.  It took me a long time to get the hang of spinning woolen and before this, I had only really done it for short … Continue reading

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Bella’s B-day

It was my niece, Bella’s, birthday recently so of course I had to knit her something. After I gave her the presents (fingerless mitts and a headband), I scooted her outside and told her “Knitters do lots of crazy things … Continue reading

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