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    Shop Update “First Frost”

    Meanwhile, the first snow has fallen and the frost bites your nose, early morning. Matching, the next shop update will contain the set “First Frost”. The shop update is the last for the year 2021 and is scheduled for Wednesday, 08.12.2021 at 4pm, Amsterdam time. This update is all about the beautiful colors of winter, ice, and snow. Check out…

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    Shop Update “Hiberknitting”

    🇬🇧 One more month, then the HiberknitAlong by Westknits will start on the 12/26/2021. This year we are knitting together one of two shawls from Stephen’s new book, Hiberknitting 2. The shawls are the Spiraling Cables Triangle and the Cabled Trellis Shawl. Since I already have the first volume and think it’s pretty good, I got the second volume, too.…

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    Shop Update “Falling Leaves”

    When I’m standing in the garden, the trees currently show all colors of yellows, orange, and brown 🍁 And here is a sneak-Peak of next Saturday’s (20.11.2021) shop update at four Amsterdam time. This update is all about the beautiful colors of the falling leaves. Check out the shop! 🇩🇪 Wenn ich im Garten stehe, zeigen die Bäume derzeit alle…

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    Shop Launch!

    🇬🇧 Sinterklaas is arriving today in the Netherlands and he is bringing a bag full of yarn! Heathland Knits finally launched the shop on Etsy, starting with beautiful sock yarn, sock minis, and sock sets. 🇩🇪 Sinterklaas kommt heute in den Niederlanden an und bringt einen Sack voller Garn mit! Heathland Knits hat endlich den Shop auf Etsy eröffnet, beginnend…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Hand dyed Yarn

    Falling Leaves – an autumn fade set

    🇬🇧 The following three colors are “Citrine”, “Milky Amber”, and “Golden Amber”. This series of yellow to brown yarn with brown-orange speckles can be combined to build a fade set. The colors are already inspired by the coming autumn days. The base of the yarn is a butter-soft blend of Merino and Tencel. This yarn fingering weight is almost too…

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    First Frost – a Blue Fade Set

    🇬🇧 The time has come: the dyeing of the first yarns for the Molenmarkt has begun. And my first three colors are “Quartz Crystal”, “Blue Lace Agate”, and “Blue Topas”. This series of gray to blue yarn with brown-orange speckles can be combined to build a fade set. The base of the yarn is a butter-soft blend of Merino and…

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    How it started

    🇬🇧 Recently, I was asked to participate at the local “Molenmarkt”. The market is taking place from April to October, once a month. At the market local food that is produced in the neighborhood is sold. The last market of this year’s season will be a non-food market. Therefore, I was asked if I would like to offer some of…

  • EN/GER/NL,  Hand dyed Yarn

    Ultimate gray and Illuminating

    🇬🇧 The Pantone colors of the year 2021 are “Ultimate gray” (obviously a grey) and “Illuminating” (a very lemony yellow). The color combination inspired the dyeing process of the next yarn base that I tried. This is a sport weight Corridale held in grey with traces of bright yellow. This yarn has quite some character. 🇩🇪 Die Pantone-Farben des Jahres…

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    Mist over heathland – fade set

    🇬🇧 I got some Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) yarn in DK / Light Worsted from the UK. Since I had more then one skein of that yarn, I decided to do a set that is fading from grey to pink. I discovered the berry pink when I dyed the color “Heathland sunset” and I liked the interaction with grey. I knitted…

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    Midnight Pixie Dust

    🇬🇧 Maybe I was bitten by a fairy when I dyed this Merino Sport weight yarn. I was up for some speckle fun! And I will do it again. This yarn is currently turned into a shawl with some purple contrast stripes. I will update this post, when the shawl is done. 🇩🇪 Vielleicht wurde ich von einer Fee gebissen,…