Ode to Heritage

//Ode to Heritage

Ode to Heritage

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

Getting to know yarn during the swatch process, taking photos of the beautiful skeins is the best way for me to get inspired not just in craft, but also in life in general. I’ve been so busy these last months feeling like I am doing it all, but not really finishing anything, that I just needed a quiet weekend morning with my camera, some flowers and yarn – it’s like a meditation for me. I hope you will also enjoy this little photostory and pick your needles today…

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

I didn’t think that I would love any other Moeke yarn more than I love Elena, but when I started swatching with the new batch of Heritage yarn, my heart skipped a beat. What a fiber…

The new batch is slightly thinner and softer than the one I am using for my blanket and it creates such a wonderful fabric – with subtle neutral color variations, amazing drape and lightness. It will make perfect season-less garment – it will be light and soft enough to wear next to the skin for a summer evening; and it will also make a great layer piece for colder months.

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

Even winding the skeins doesn’t feel monotonous – I just love watching how the thread is slipping through my fingers and how colors form into a beautiful and unique pattern…

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

The swatching is over and I am quiet happy with the idea that I came up with, usually I am very critical and it takes me weeks to get the result that I like, but this time it went pretty smoothly and just clicked. Hope to show you the result as soon as I can!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Moeke Yarns. Heritage.

Looking forward to seeing your projects at Yarn Along today!


By | 2017-03-29T08:43:26+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Yarn|23 Comments


  1. Emily February 8, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    What yummy looking yarn! I haven’t swatched yet (all my projects thus far have been very simple!) but you make it sound like fun.

    • Alina February 8, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Thank you, Emily! Oh, you should definitely swatch – it is such a great part of the process 🙂

  2. AsKatKnits February 8, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Beautiful yarn!

    • Alina February 8, 2017 at 8:26 am - Reply

      It is!! So in love with it!

  3. Carmela Biscuit February 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos – I love the natural wool on natural wood with a splash of purple bougainvillea. And I believe I did get inspired – I’ve had a bobbin of very thin cashmere in my stash for a year, reading your notes now I think a breezy stockinette cardigan for the summer might be the pattern for it.

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Carmela! It makes me really happy to read that 🙂 Cashmere light cardigan sounds divine!!! I’ve been thinking of making one with fingering weight alpaca, but haven’t had time yet.

  4. SarahD February 9, 2017 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Just beautiful! I love your pictures, they are simple and peaceful.

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Sarah! It was a joy to take them!

  5. kaydeerouge February 9, 2017 at 3:20 am - Reply

    A wonderful comforting and very beautiful meditation – thank you, Alina 🙂

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thank you, Katherine, I am so glad you felt it through the screen 🙂

  6. Julie February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Ooh, that yarn looks amazing! I have a soft spot for that sort of yarn- we have a Canadian one called Briggs & Little sport, that has that same north american, single ply, real wool feel to it. So wonderful! That Moeke Heritage is going to be so dreamy to work with!!

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! I have to check Briggs & Little – never heard of them before!

  7. Caroline February 9, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    What lovely photos! Very inspiring

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Caroline!

  8. Nicky February 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    That yarn is lovely, I too have a soft spot for that type of yarn. Thanks for continuing to inspire. <3

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Thank YOU for continuing to visit, dear Nicky 🙂

  9. karen February 10, 2017 at 6:56 am - Reply

    gorgeous yarn! I love winding yarn and the meditative state I get into while doing it. I also have a love for thin yarn and this looks just like something I would purchase!

    • Alina February 10, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Thank you, Karen! Thin yarns create absolutely magical fiber, right?!

  10. Tahnee February 11, 2017 at 4:44 am - Reply

    What a soothing post this was to read! I love how you are getting to know the yarn before really starting to work with it.

  11. Zeta February 23, 2017 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I really admire you for enjoying each moment of the whole process. Winding the yarn by hand and swatching?! Really?! How can it be fun?!

    • Alina February 27, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Hey, dear Zeta! So good to see you here again – missed your kind words! I know I am weird, haha 🙂

  12. Melissa March 8, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    That yarn! Your photos do it justice, methinks. I have been learning more about the wonder of singles–their strength and the types of fabric they create. Lovely to see your work, as always!

  13. Monica March 28, 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hi Aline, I am back for my monthly Blog-catch up 🙂 Yes, that Moeke yarn is just dreamy!! I am one step closer to getting my hands on some, and I cannot wait to try it out my self! A beautiful ode to this yarn!

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