haldecraft — yarn

This Week Only: When Doves Cry

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This week only, the last four skeins of limited edition colorway, When Doves Cry! Dig if you will, an old yarn colorway, which returned in 2017 for a limited time - When Doves Cry. The gray of Weathered Wood and the purple of Purple Rain spiral around each other, like an ocean of violets in bloom. There are two skeins in DK Weight base yarn Lynn, and two skeins in Worsted Weight base yarn Tepper. Normally priced at $24, these are marked down 25% to $18 for the next week (or until sold out, whichever comes first). Lynn Content: 100% Superwash Merino...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (09/27/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Whoa. Wednesday. I almost feel like this should be a "Why I Haven't Been Blogging Wednesday" or "What Happened to September Wednesday" ... but maybe I'll wrap the post up with some "What's Been Going On". First, though, what I've been working on! In ceramics I am ashamed to say there is not much. Oh, well, there's a lot, but so much I don't feel I'm making progress on anything. I just bought a TON of new bisque to glaze up and put some holiday/limited edition things in the shop for the Fall and Winter, so expect those to start...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (08/16/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are you working on this week? I'm feeling more excited and motivated by ideas than I have in a while -- whether that's because summer is almost over, or I'm gearing up for some craft shows, or I'm just feeling a sudden creative and motivational spark, I'm not sure... but I'm loving whatever it is! In ceramics, I'm working on both the August mugs (late) and the September mugs (early). I may actually wind up switching them, because I've had a lot of interest in the September mugs already, and I'm going to be travelling the week I was...

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Five Favorite HaldeCraft HandDyed Semi-solid Yarn Colorways

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

 While I love to make multi-colored yarns that invoke a particular thing, like Sock Monkey, or songs, like Golden Years and Blue Jean.... my heart is really always with the solids and semi-solids. This might have something to do with my personal obsession of knitting complicated cabled designs, in which a solid color really sets off the pattern... but that's not really what this post is about (although that does give me an idea for a Friday Five of my favorite cable patterns!). This post is about five semi-solids that are currently on my mind.      Irish Coffee -...

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Works-in-Progress Wednesday (07/19/17)

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

What are y'all working on this week? Towards the end of last week I did what's called a Rapid Log in my bullet journal, taking a page (OK; maybe two) and writing down everything I needed to remember to do that wasn't already written down in my journal, and things that were half-finished when I switched notebooks at the end of last month, and things that were just occurring to me that needed to be written down to do later that I didn't want to forget. Then I started picking things off that list and doing them. Those things are...

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