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This is where you’ll find blog updates on yarn I’ve purchased for future projects, my work in progress, finished pieces that I’ve added to the store or the story or process behind the item I’ve created. Stay-tuned for weekly updates on my yarn related adventures. There’s always something on the needles.


In the Store: Written in the Stars shawl

Jul 10, 2018

In the Store: Written in the Stars shawl

Teal blues to purple variegated gradient combine with a spiral swirl of lace-patterned stitches to turn this Written in the Stars shawl into something out-of-this-world. The sparkling beads add a touch of glimmer while the merino and silk blend of yarn, create a lush texture to behold. This asymmetrical, crescent-shaped shawl wears well with anything in your wardrobe. Pair it with blue jeans or with an elegant black dress; either way it’ll look stellar....

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In the Store: Tequila Sunrise shawl

Jul 4, 2018

In the Store: Tequila Sunrise shawl

Inspired by the sunrise colors of this gorgeous yarn, the Tequila Sunrise shawl perfectly depicts the sun’s breaking light across the horizon. The pattern; a sun with rays spanning across golden grains of wheat, blend to a rich mango yellow, beautiful burgundy red, and finally to a show-stopping purple gradient. Hand-knit in beautiful Merino and silk, this is the perfect accessory to wear anytime you to experience your own beautiful sunrise.   Notes on...

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On the Needles! Written in the Stars shawl

Jun 19, 2018

On the Needles! Written in the Stars shawl

Loving the new Written in the Stars shawl that I’ve been working on in the Gobsmacked Yarns merino and silk, teal to purple gradient. It’s a pattern style I’ve never knit before and at first it I was a bit daunting as I couldn’t see how it was forming. A few rows into it though, a beautiful textured spiral started happening and now, I can’t wait until I get into the purple lace...

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On the Needles! Tequila Sunrise shawl

Jun 17, 2018

On the Needles! Tequila Sunrise shawl

I’ve been working on the new Tequila Sunrise shawl in the Panorama Fiber Arts gradient yarn that I won as a prize last month. This is an 80/20 Merino and silk blend and the colors are divine. I’m making up the pattern with various elements of several patterns so there’s not something I can show of what it will end up looking like, but stay tuned! It’s going to be beautiful!...

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In the Store: When Sage Blooms shawl

Jun 12, 2018

In the Store: When Sage Blooms shawl

Soft and feminine, this lovely When Sage Blooms shawl is the perfect accessory to add to your spring-summer wardrobe. Hand knit in 100% Mulberry silk, its lacy stitch motif,  gorgeous lilac-to-sage gradient colorway and beautiful beaded edging are reminiscent of garden sage left to bloom and flourish.   Notes on project: This is my first time knitting this pattern and it won’t be my last. Andrea Jurgrau’s Kodama printed in New Vintage Lace: Knits Inspired By...

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In the Store: Birds of a Feather shawl

May 29, 2018

In the Store: Birds of a Feather shawl

Dazzling purples to blues to greens splash across this Birds of a Feather shawl, producing a fan of glory, to be envied by all. The intricate lace stitches combined with glass beads and silky Vivid Fiber Arts Tencel yarn, lend a sophisticated look to this stunning shawl. Pair it with an evening dress or a casual pair of jeans, whichever the choice, you’ll receive so many compliments, you’ll be beaming with pride.   Notes...

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In the Store: Rites of Spring shawl

May 17, 2018

In the Store: Rites of Spring shawl

Vibrant color, sparkling bead and lacy stitch-work wonderfully combine to create this Rites of Spring shawl. Hand-knit in a sustainable, natural-fiber Tencel yarn, this shawl is the perfect wrap for warmer weather. It’s cool to the touch like cotton, but has the luxurious sheen of silk. Lovely enough for a dance ’round the Maypole.   Notes on project: I have to say, this Red Hat Lady colorway from Vivid Fiber Arts is gorgeous. The...

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Dogwood Blossoms shawl

May 15, 2018

Dogwood Blossoms shawl

Nothing says springtime like dogwood tree blossoms and that’s exactly what inspired this Dogwood Blossoms shawl. Hand-knit in a soft Merino yarn and custom dyed in a light salmon pink to magenta speckled gradient, this shawl’s color runs the gamut from warm to cool pinks, perfect for every skin tone. Its dark magenta finish adds drama while the beads glisten in the light like tiny dew drops.   Notes on project: This was such...

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Garden of Sincerity shawl

Apr 29, 2018

Garden of Sincerity shawl

Visions of hyacinth rows spanning a formal garden was the inspiration for this Garden of Sincerity shawl. Vivid fuchsia to purple to intense royal blue gradient create this floral effect as fuchsia-colored glass cube beads highlight each row. Soft and silky to the touch, this Tencel yarn hugs you with coolness, making it wonderful to wear in Spring and Summer.   Notes on project: This Lily Go pattern was less complicated than I thought...

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