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The ultimate luxury of crafting to me is working with a material that was created with the finest ingredients, love and inspiration. A material that  inspires even just 'as is' ... waiting to be transformed  and given your personal touch ...

Alchemy yarns are that kind of luxury. Each strand starts with the best of fibers, is hand painted and dyed and dried. ... Recently they were kind enough to send us some samples. It was so exciting to see all the colors and fibers. But really inspiring was  that  when I pulled out this yarn (Silk Purse in San Francisco Sky)

I was wearing this scarf

so the obvious was to make these fingerless mittens

Though I was tempted to just hang the yarn on my wall as a beautiful object. Take a look how these yarns are created. If I was a yarn, I think I'd like to be taken care of like this as well.

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what a perfect place to take a steam bath in

1 what a perfect place to take a steam bath in

beautiful undyed materials

2 beautiful undyed materials

various shades of dye

3 various shades of dye

this looks like fun

4 this looks like fun

careful steaming

5 careful steaming

drying in the California sun

6 drying in the California sun

looking quite beautiful

7 looking quite beautiful

i love this fine mohair (Haiku in Delphinium)

8 i love this fine mohair (Haiku in Delphinium)

an unexpected amazing color combo (Synchronicity in black/blue)

9 an unexpected amazing color combo (Synchronicity in black/blue)

I love this yarn (silken straw in Desert song). Had made a necklace out of it and might just make one with this color for my mom. Stay tuned

10 I love this yarn (silken straw in Desert song). Had made a necklace out of it and might just make one with this color for my mom. Stay tuned

(If you'd like to make the mittens: cast on 44 stitches with size US 5 needles, close to continue to knit in the round - knit one row, purl one row 6 times (= garter), then continue in knit stitch for 2 1/2" in the round. For the thumb opening, continue in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) for 1 1/2" going back and forth. Close the round again and continue for 2" more all knit, until ending in the same garter as in the beginning. Cast off stitches, weave in ends, repeat for second glove and wear them inside out (purl side showing). One Skein was enough for these.)

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