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Indigo Dye Experiments - Sweet Paprika Designs Wool Yarn, Merino Wool, Turn Blue, Indigo Dye, Cool Patterns, Blue Fabric, My Design, Sweet, Blog

Indigo Dye Experiments

It's been over two months now since we had to temporarily shut down the dye studio to wait out COVID-19. We've been able to have limited access to the studio again for the past few weeks, and I'm happy to be back! But last month when I still didn't have access I was itching to play with colour again, and realized that

Travel Report: Hong Kong Adventure Travel Report, Hong Kong, New York Skyline, The Past, To Go, Adventure, Blog, Blogging, Fairy Tales

Travel Report: Hong Kong Adventure

I love to travel. And it's been several years since I've been outside of Canada, so this year I was definitely getting itchy feet; I was ready to go on an adventure. Where to? My cousin has been living in Hong Kong for the past couple of years, so when she suggest we come to visit her, I jumped at the chance!

Accomplishments of the Week - July 2018 Blog, Blogging

Accomplishments of the Week - July 30, 2018

ACCOMPLISHMENT #1 I finished a spinning project! You may remember from this post back in June that I had some singles ready for plying. Well, I got half a bobbin of those done, and then got distracted again by other projects, and then went away on vacation... I finally got back to it when I got home in mid-July, and it

Ravelry: Project Gallery for # 12 Shawl Collared Sweater pattern by Debbie Bliss Shawl Collar Sweater, Men Sweater, Travel Report, Winter Essentials, Donegal, Nova Scotia, My Boyfriend, Double Breasted, Collars

Travel Report: Nova Scotia

It seems a little crazy that it was almost a month ago now that my boyfriend and I set out for our summer vacation! We left by train to Halifax at the end of June and spent a very full ten days visiting friends and family, and exploring the province in our trusty little Prius borrowed from Carshare Atlantic. I'm not t

Souvenir Yarn from Nova Scotia - Celtic Raven Fibres hand-dyed sock yarn Celtic Raven, Travel Report, Sock Yarn, Nova Scotia, Blog, Souvenir, Blogging

Travel Report: Nova Scotia

It seems a little crazy that it was almost a month ago now that my boyfriend and I set out for our summer vacation! We left by train to Halifax at the end of June and spent a very full ten days visiting friends and family, and exploring the province in our trusty little Prius borrowed from Carshare Atlantic. I'm not t

I moved house. On July In Montreal. July is the traditional moving day in Quebec which means that a ridiculous number of people are all trying to move house at the same time. Moving Day, Moving House, Traditional, Storage, Blog, Furniture, Design, Home Decor, Homemade Home Decor

Accomplishments of the Week - July 8, 2018

I moved house. On July 1st. In Montreal. In the middle of a heatwave. July 1st is the traditional moving day in Quebec which means that a ridiculous number of people are all trying to move house at the same time.

Sustainability of Crafting Wooden Spools, Embroidery Thread, Vintage Sewing, Sustainability, Things To Come, Crafting, Paper, Sweet, Blog

Sustainability of Crafting

I have a box of vintage sewing thread I inherited from my grandmother that is all on beautiful wooden spools. But of course now when you buy thread it's on plastic spools. It used to be that when you bought embroidery thread it came with a little paper sleeve to keep it tidy - now it's plastic.

Getting started with rooftop beekeeping - Accomplishments of the Week - June 2018 Beekeeping, Rooftop, June, Projects, Blog, Log Projects, Blogging, Accounting

Accomplishments of the Week - June 17, 2018

Accomplishment #1 Bees! One of the things I'm most excited about getting done this week is setting up a new bee hive. We've had hives in our backyard for the past few summers, but I haven't been really involved in taking care of them too much (it's been more my boyfriend and his brother's project). Unfortunately this y

Accomplishments of the Week - June 2018 Moving House, June, Blog, Collection, Blogging

Accomplishments of the Week - June 10, 2018

This past week has been a tough one: teething baby, husband with a week-long migraine, preparing to move house in 3 weeks... so my first accomplishment has been to sort our cd collection and actually start packing a few boxes. Still a long way to go, but it feels good to have gotten started.

Accomplishments of the Week - May 2018 May, Blog, Blogging

Accomplishments of the Week - May 28, 2018

So... I'm a little bit late with this week's post. I had grand plans to post last night after returning home from Fibre Fest in Picton. And of course after a long drive with two kids, all I wanted to do was eat dinner and go straight to bed. But I still want to share last week's accomplishments with you, so here they a

Developing Gradient Sets - Part 1 Product Launch, Create, Sweet, Projects, Blog, Log Projects, Blogging

Developing Gradient Sets - Part 1

I've been spending some time this spring working on developing new gradient sets in our Crescendo yarn for a couple of different projects, and I thought it would be fun (and hopefully interesting!) to document the process here. The sets that I created last year when we first launched this yarn more or less fall into t

Recipe: A cup of Cha (chai) Milk Tea, Chai, Tea Time, Spices, Treats, Sweet, Blog, Recipes, Sweet Like Candy

Recipe: A cup of Cha (chai)

It's no secret that I love tea - which I think pairs perfectly with knitting! Most of the time I drink regular old orange pekoe, or roiboos if I don't want the caffeine, but a cup of chai is a nice treat and changes things up a little bit. Try this recipe for spiced tea with milk next time you want something special!

Sarah with dyed yarn hanging to dry Studio, Blog, Blogging, Study

Introducing Sarah, our dye studio helper

Hi, I’m Sarah! I’ve been working at the Sweet Paprika studio helping out with everything from dyeing to packing to washing and winding. I started out as an intern, spending part of my 2016 summer learning the ropes and lending a hand. I now work with Sweet Paprika part time during the school year.

Summer is a time when I gravitate towards certain types of projects: lace (not too hot and bulky), socks (small and portable), shawls (don’t have to worry about fit), and crochet (fast).Hitting three out of four of my vacation-project f. Crochet Shawl, Book Review, Shawls, Presents, Classic, Lace, Books, Color, Vacation

Book Review: Classic Crochet Shawls

Summer is a time when I gravitate towards certain types of projects: lace, socks, shawls, and crochet. It's the perfect time to review Classic Crochet Shawls by Interweave.

Tutorial: How to sew a zipper into handknits Hand Knitting, Zipper, Sewing, Knits, How To Make, Blog, Sweet, Hand Weaving, Dressmaking

How to sew a zipper into handknits

This tutorial will walk you through each step of the process. It's not hard, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier and look more professional.

Russian grafting in knitting is a way of joining stitches and can be used as a decorative alternative to Kitchener stitch. This tutorial uses a crochet hook. Knit Socks, Knitting Socks, Free Knitting, Photo Tutorial, Leg Warmers, Crochet Hooks, Free Pattern, Slippers, Toe

Russian grafting photo tutorial

Russian grafting in knitting is a way of joining stitches and can be used as a decorative alternative to Kitchener stitch. This tutorial uses a crochet hook.

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