Hand-spun Yarn

I found a bunch of mini roving on Etsy shop early this month.Β Β Shop title was quite familiar. Oh! She’s Nikki! I never have been meet her. But I had talk on the phone with her almost 9 years ago. I was in Belleville and She visited her family in Mississagua,

Anyway, she’s dying yarn and selling craft supplies on Etsy shop. I have been interested in drop spin. I found roving bag. It seems like pretty and perfect size for beginner. I got a bag and started to spin very next day. I had a mistake few times. So I did messed up maybe 40% of roving. Maybe it was a kind of practice. Restart a couple days later.




It looks like Noro Flower Garden. I’m so busy to design these days and Spinning yarn take too much time. but I will start spin again soon.

Thanks Nikki! I’m sure I will be yourΒ  regular customer. πŸ˜›

Nikki’s Etsy shop is here.

I made 176 yds of fingering weight yarn used 1.2oz/30g roving.



brickwork socks

I did upload brickwork socks file on my Ravelry store this afternoon. I designed color-work pattern chart 2010. its reminds me old PC game Brickwork. That’s the reason I named the sock I made.

When I wrote first sock pattern, I felt so difficult to find a way to express how built heel and gusset. I had get some help from old scadnavian sock pattern book. It wasn’t my own voice. So, I published first brickwork socks pattern as free until 2013.
Former sock pattern is no longer aviable as free.

I rewrote brickwork socks pattern in new view. I added unique heel and gusset idea in new brickwork socks. Also I used real sock yarn this time.

A pair of pretty socks made my feet and soul are happy.

art deco fan shawl

β“’ SvetlanaTomina

β“’ SvetlanaTomina

I made a cozy shawl very cold winter almost 4 years ago used 3 skeins of Knit Picks Chroma worsted weight yarn. I got inspired from art deco wallpaper and even yarn color was perfect with mixture different tones of purple and blue. I named it art deco fan shawl and took photos. Lovely friend Kaylee helped me as a model. I gifted my first art deco fan shawl to her and her mom.

Many knitters love this shawl last 4 years. It wasn’t mega hit item like famous designer’sΒ one. It was slowly but steadily popular within northern European knitters.
I know there were KAL within Icelandic knitter’s group and I have been whole sale this pattern twice to them.
Strange things are happen since last weekend. It’s selling out quite often last few days. I’m seriously worried that what’s going on my ravelry store. But It’s good news for indie designer like me at the same time.
Maybe it’s a good timing to re-knit art deco fan shawl for myself. Maybe I could update my pattern better version. I just ordered new yarn for this.

I deleted my older blog. Also all my post is gone. I would love to rewrite aboutΒ art deco fan shawl here in my new blog under my name.

First two pictures from SvetlanaTomin on Ravelry. Β She made beautiful art deco fan shawls. I sent photo request to her and waiting her permit to add Photos on my design page. Hope she don’t mind.


This is a shawl inspired by art deco wallpaper. Each fan (aka shell) has 9.5”/24cm width and 5.25”/13.5cm depth. Also each fan used 21yd (10.7g) of lovely worsted yarn Knitpicks Chroma. It’s easy to make larger if you wish.

Here are few answers for questions.
This is a bottom up shawl.
It has total 7 motif lines from bottom to top.
Not a seamless shawl. But, it doesn’t need to sew the seam later, too.
Make first fan than, pick up and built another fans.
Suggest cable CO and add some tutorial pic about cable CO and Purl cable CO on the pattern. But it’s okay to use any kind of CO whatever you would love to do.

art deco wall papers

art deco color

I suggest strongly woolen single ply yarn for this shawl. If you have to use light Β weight yarn, please do not grade pattern. Just add fan motif Β line on the top. Ravelry pattern page is here.

I’m having a plan to use Knitpicks Chroma Worsted weight Drawing room.Β 

Rainbows on the Southern Sky

I went out around 8 pm yesterday. I wasn’t a rainy day, but humidity was quite annoying.
There were twin rainbows on the southern sky. I didn’t have any expectancy to see the rainbow. Took pictures used my phone. I wanted to use my camera and take a nice panorama shot. But It was getting dark.
Here are some pictures I took last evening.

μ–΄μ œ 저녁 8μ‹œμ―€ 밖에 λ‚˜κ°”μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λΉ„μ˜€λŠ” 날도 μ•„λ‹ˆμ—ˆλŠ”λ° 쒅일 μŠ΅κΈ°κ°€ λ†’μ•„μ„œ λˆμ κ±°λ¦¬λŠ” λŠλ‚Œμ΄ 영 λΆˆνŽΈν–ˆμ–΄μš”. 그런데 남μͺ½ ν•˜λŠ˜μ— μŒλ¬΄μ§€κ°œκ°€ λ–  μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•Έλ“œν°μœΌλ‘œ 사진을 μ§μ—ˆμ–΄μš”. 쒋은 μΉ΄λ©”λΌλ‘œ νŒŒλ…ΈλΌλ§ˆ 사진을 찍고 μ‹Άμ—ˆμ§€λ§Œ κΈˆμƒˆ μ–΄λ‘μ›Œ 질거라 μ„œλ‘˜λŸ¬μ•Ό ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ–΄μ œ 저녁에 찍은 μ„ λͺ…ν•˜κ³  예쁜 λ¬΄μ§€κ°œ 사진을 같이 λ΄μš”.

here’s a short video I took. Enjoy!


Harvest Strawberries

We spent a couple hours to cut little weeds and trees in the garden this afternoon. D’Arcy did most of hard part of work. He planted sugar maple tree in the back yard near by fence. I would love to get whipping willow for a long. We did pre-order last year. Answer was ‘no stock’. It’s really hard to get one, Maybe next year? We still have a lots of space.

였늘 μ˜€ν›„ λ‘μ–΄μ‹œκ°„ 정도 μ •μ›μ—μ„œ 작초λ₯Ό 뽑고 λ‚˜λ¬΄λ₯Ό λ² λŠ” 일을 ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ¬Όλ‘  λ‹€μ•„μ‹œκ°€ λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„ μ–΄λ €μš΄ 일을 ν•˜μ§€ ν–ˆμ§€λ§Œμš”. μšΈνƒ€λ¦¬ μ˜†μ— λ‹¨ν’λ‚˜λ¬΄λ₯Ό μ‹¬μ—ˆμ–΄μš”. λ²„λ“œλ‚˜λ¬΄λ₯Ό λ¬΄μ²™μ΄λ‚˜ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μ„œ μ‹¬μœΌλ €κ³  μ˜€λž«λ™μ•ˆ 벼뀄 μ™”λŠ”λ° μž‘λ…„μ— μ„ μ£Όλ¬ΈκΉŒμ§€ ν–ˆκ±΄λ§Œ μž¬κ³ κ°€ μ—†λ‹€λŠ” λ‹΅λ§Œ λŒμ•„ μ™“μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ²„λ“œλ‚˜λ¬΄ ν•œκ·Έλ£¨ 가지기가 μ΄λ ‡κ²Œλ‚˜ νž˜λ“€λ‹€λ‹ˆμš”, λ‚΄λ…„μ―€ ν•œκ·Έλ£¨ κ°€μ§€κ²Œ λ κΉŒμš”? λ’·λ§ˆλ‹Ήμ€ 아직도 νœ‘ν•˜λ‹ˆ λ„“κΈ°λ§Œ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

I was quite lazy to take care of my garden since I was sick. My condition is really good now. But, one of my vegetable bed looks awful because I did nothing on early spring. But, one of them turns really beautiful this year.
Strawberries. Lot of strawberries.
Smell is so fantastic and it’s so sweet and juicy. Even it’s beautiful.
It was first day to harvest strawberries this season. Maybe I can share some with Liz and neighbors.

μž‘λ…„μ— 이어 건강이 μ•ˆμ’‹μ•„ μ§€λ©΄μ„œ 정원을 κ°€κΎΈλŠ”λ° 정성을 듀이지 λͺ»ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. μ§€κΈˆμ€ μ»¨λ””μ…˜μ΄ 맀우 μ’‹μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μ‹œκ°„μ΄ κ±Έλ¦¬λŠ” λ² μ§€λ² λ“œμ˜ κ²½μš°μ—” 이λ₯Έλ΄„에 아무것도 ν•˜μ§ˆ μ•ˆμ•„μ„œ μ—‰λ§μ΄μ˜ˆμš”. λ‹€ν–‰μŠ€λŸ½κ²Œλ„ κ·Έ 쀑 ν•˜λ‚˜λŠ” μ˜¬ν•΄ Β κ½€ μ•„λ¦„λ‹΅μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ”ΈκΈ°! λ°”λ‘œ λ”ΈκΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ΄μ£ ! πŸ™‚ λƒ„μƒˆλ„ μ’‹κ³ , λ‹¬μ½€ν•œ 과즙이 가득. λΉ¨κ°„ 색이 아름닡기 κΉŒμ§€ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ˜€λŠ˜μ€ 이번 μ‹œμ¦Œ 첫 λ”ΈκΈ° μˆ˜ν™•μΌμ΄μ—ˆμ–΄μš”. 이정도면 μ•„λ§ˆλ„ λ¦¬μ¦ˆλž‘ μ΄μ›ƒλ“€μ΄λž‘λ„ λ‚˜λˆ  λ¨Ήμ„μˆ˜ μžˆμ„κ±°μ˜ˆμš”.

Can’t stop eat it. yam!! μ–΄μ°Œλ‚˜ 달고 λ§›λ‚œμ§€…λ¨ΉλŠ”κ±Έ λ©ˆμΆœμˆ˜κ°€ μ—†λ„€μš”. λƒ λƒ λƒ !!!


PS. There are beautiful twin rainbows outside.Β I took some pictures of them. Oh! it’s so amazing and beautiful. I will post tomorrow.

μΆ”μ‹ . μ§€κΈˆ 밖에 μŒλ¬΄μ§€κ°œκ°€ λ–΄μ–΄μš”. κΈ‰νžˆ 사진을 μ°μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ„ˆλ¬΄λ„ˆλ¬΄ ν™˜μƒμ μ΄κ³  μ•„λ¦„λ‹€μ›Œμš”. 내일 사진 μ •λ¦¬ν•΄μ„œ ν¬μŠ€νŒ… ν•΄μ•Όκ² μ–΄μš”.

Dyeing yarn

I was in silence for a long. I spent peaceful days. Didn’t write much on the blog. But, I’m knitting and designing all the time.
I have a friend, who is a wonderful yarn dyer. She shows me her yarn and I ordered a couple hanks. Didn’t get package yet. I felt I really want dye yarn by myself since I saw her yarn. I’m not a pro-dyer like her. But I have experience about fiber dyeing.
So, I did.

참으둜 μ‘°μš©ν•˜κ²Œ κΈ΄ μ‹œκ°„μ„ λ³΄λƒˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ 변함없이 늘 뜨개질 ν•˜κ³  λ””μžμΈν•˜κ³  κ·Έλ ‡κ²Œ 지내고 μžˆμ–΄μš”. μ œκ²ŒλŠ” 멋진 μΉœκ΅¬κ°€ μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 싀염색을 κΈ°κ°€ λ§‰νžˆκ²Œ ν•˜μ§€μš”. μ–Όλ§ˆμ „ μΉœκ΅¬κ°€ 보여쀀 싀을 λ³΄κ³ λŠ” λ§μ„€μž„ 없이 주문을 ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 아직 μ†Œν¬λ₯Ό λ°›μ§€λŠ” λͺ»ν–ˆμ§€λ§Œ κ·Έλ‚  μ΄ν›„λ‘œ 자꾸 염색을 해보고 μ‹Άλ‹€λŠ” 생각이 λ“œλŠ”κ²λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν”„λ‘œ λ‹€μ΄μ–΄λŠ” μ•„λ‹ˆμ§€λ§Œ κ·Έλž˜λ„ μ˜ˆμ „μ— ν•΄λ΄€λ˜ κ²½ν—˜μ„ λ– μ˜¬λ € 염색을 ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

Here’s what I made. μ§œμž”! μ œκ°€ μ—Όμƒ‰ν•œ 싀을 λ³΄μ„Έμš”!

I used lovely yarn Ruth and Belinda Silky from England. Liz bought this for me almost 3 years ago. It 80% Superfine Peruvian alpaca and 20% mulberry silk. It’s beautiful even if in bare(undyed). I will make fingerless mittens.

루쓰와 λ²¨λ¦°λ‹€λΌλŠ” 영ꡭ λΈŒλžœλ“œμ˜ 싀을 μ‚¬μš©ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. μ•½ 3년전에 λ¦¬μ¦ˆκ°€ μ„ λ¬Όν•΄μ€€ 싀인데 λΆ€λ“œλŸ¬μš΄ 파인 μ•ŒνŒŒμΉ΄ 80%와 멀베리 싀크 20%둜 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ§„ 멋진 μ‹€μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 염색을 μ•ˆν•œ μƒνƒœμ—μ„œλ„ λ©‹μ‘ŒλŠ”λ° λ„ˆλ¬΄λ‚˜ ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μ„œ ν›… μ €μ§ˆλ €μ–΄μš”. 손가락 μ—†λŠ” μž₯갑을 λ§Œλ“€ κ³„νšμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

Worsted weight 100g/166m (180yd?) μ›ŒμŠ€ν‹°λ“œ κ΅΅κΈ°(λŒ€λ°”λŠ˜ μ•½ 4.5 mm μ‚¬μš©ν• λ§Œν•œ κ΅΅κΈ°) 100κ·ΈλžŒμ— μ•½ 170λ―Έν„°μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

Used three different flavor of Kool aid packets. I really want to dye like Β Knit pick Β tonal. Love it. Β  3가지 μΏ¨μ—μ΄λ“œ νŒ¨ν‚·μ„ μ‚¬μš©ν–ˆκ³  λ‹›ν”½μŠ€μ˜ ν† λ„μ‹œλ¦¬μ¦ˆ 흉내λ₯Ό 내보고 μ‹Άμ—ˆμ–΄μš”. λ§˜μ— λ“­λ‹ˆλ‹€. πŸ™‚

These are three packets I used. Alao heres a blog of my wonderful yarn dyer friend. Β μ•„λž˜μ˜ 세가지 νŒ¨ν‚·μ„ μ‚¬μš©ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. 염색을 λ©‹μ§€κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” 친ꡬ κΌ¬λ§ˆν† λΌλ‹˜μ˜ λΈ”λ‘œκ·ΈλŠ” μ—¬κΈ° μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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rain cloud

This is my new design rain cloud. I just want to use them all of my left over yarn. I made fingering version earlier. This cowl trio has two different reverse funnel version and single infinite version in one pdf file. It’s been a long time since I upload indie pattern in Ravelry. I was confusing and it took over an hour to upload. Pattern page is here. This is very useful and cozy item in this late fall through winter.

μ˜€λž«λ§Œμ— 인디 νŒ¨ν„΄μ„ μ—…λ‘œλ“œ ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ–΄μ°Œλ‚˜ μ˜€λž«λ§Œμ΄λ˜μ§€ μ—…λ‘œλ“œ ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ ν•œμ°Έμ„ ν—€λ§Έμ–΄μš”. μ „μ—” μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ ν–ˆμ—ˆμ§€? ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ. μ†ŒλŸ‰μ˜ μ‹€λ‘œ λ§Œλ“€κΈ° 쒋은 μš”μ¦˜ λ”± μ–΄μšΈλ¦΄λ§Œν•œ 카울 삼총사 μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ„μ•ˆν•˜λ‚˜μ— 세가지 버전이 λ“€μ–΄ μžˆμœΌλ‹ˆ μ·¨ν–₯λŒ€λ‘œ 골라 λ§Œλ“€λ©΄ λ κ±°μ˜ˆμš”. πŸ™‚ λŠ¦κ°€μ„μ„ μ§€λ‚˜ 겨울둜 κ°€λŠ” κΈΈλͺ©μ— κ½€ ν¬κ·Όν•˜κ³  μœ μš©ν•œ μ•„μ΄ν…œμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.


$5.50 USD

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Finished size
One size & 3 different variations to fit an average adult neck.
Infinite worsted
10”/ 25cm tall, 30”/76cm circumferences.
Reverse funnel fingering
10”/ 25cm tall, 22”/56cm circumferences at upper edge, & 33”/84cm circumference at lower edge.
Reverse funnel worsted
11”/ 28cm tall, 26”/64cm circumferences at upper edge, & 38”/96.5cm circumference at lower edge.

Infinite worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Natural 1 skein.
CC Knit One, Crochet too Paint box (100% wool; 100yards/50g) Blue Spruce 1 skein.
Reverse funnel fingering
MC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Weather vane 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Sandstone 1 skein.
Reverse funnel worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Grey 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon198yards/100g) Fossil 1 skein.

US size 7 (4.5mm); US size 8 (5.00mm) for worsted weight, US size 2 (3.00mm); Us size 4 (3.50mm) for fingering weight.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, Marker

Fingering weight 22sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.
Worsted weight 18sts and 23 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.

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