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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.


Custom Order: Wedded Thistles shawl

Dec 10, 2018

Custom Order: Wedded Thistles shawl

Wrapped in the warmth of Merino and cashmere, this lovely Wedded Thistles shawl will feel like a nurturing hug while wearing it on your special day. Soft and cozy, this winter-white yarn is just the ticket to show off the stitch definition of this Scottish Thistles pattern.   Notes on project: Doesn’t matter how many times I knit this Scottish Thistles pattern, I never tire of it. It’s intricate design always keeps me on...

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Desert Sunset shawl

Nov 18, 2018

Desert Sunset shawl

Muted purple to vibrant orange gradient create this beautiful Desert Sunset shawl. Hand-knit in lace-weight Merino wool this stylish shawl is lightweight on your shoulders, but will keep you warm and cozy on those chilly winter evenings or at your desk at the office.   Notes on project I’ve knit this pattern before, but this is the first time knitting it as a gradient. I think it works splendidly, the transitions of color happening...

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Vivid Takes Flight scarf

Nov 18, 2018

Vivid Takes Flight scarf

Dazzling blues, purples and greens steal the scene in this Vivid Take Flight scarf. Created from the remnants of luxurious Vivid Fiber Arts Tencel gradients, this fun, Boho inspired scarf is just the ticket to get attention with it’s brightly colored stripes and sparkling beads. Pair it with jeans, or that little black dress, any way you wear it, you’re sure to be noticed. Notes on Project Absolutely love how this turned out. I...

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In the Store: Not All Those Who Wander shawl

Nov 18, 2018

In the Store: Not All Those Who Wander shawl

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. This Not All Those Who Wander shawl was a trade from a dear friend who wanted one of the shawls I had knit. It is so soft and lovely but alas, it’s made from a yarn because of allergies, I cannot wear. I hope...

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Bonnie Flowers of Scotland cowl

Oct 14, 2018

Bonnie Flowers of Scotland cowl

This bonnie “Flowers of Scotland cowl” blooms with bright royal blue and a hint of Kelly green to create the feel of Scottish plaid. Hand-knit in a Scottish Thistles motif, this lovely Blue-faced Leicester and silk accessory will keep you warm on those cold Highland nights.   Notes on project: I love how this Scottish Thistles shawl pattern by Anne-Lise Maigaard translates into a cowl. This is the fourth one I’ve knit and still love...

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Catch the Wave shawl

Sep 25, 2018

Catch the Wave shawl

Turtles swimming toward the shoreline are just the ticket for the wonderful Key Largo friend that I am creating this for. She’s a knitting fan and tortoise lover, so this is close as I can get to knitting something she’ll love. The beautiful BFL and silk yarn make this scarf so cozy and warm for her *ahem* cold *ahem* winter days. (Can it really get cold in Florida?)   Notes on Project As much...

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Celtic Ways shawl

Sep 25, 2018

Celtic Ways shawl

This Celtic Ways shawl worked its magic, weaving an abundance of yarn remnants into a beautiful Gobsmacked yarn creatition. The contrast of undyed Blue-faced Leicester against the colorplay of Gobsmacked Yarns variegated gradients made this shawl a vision for the eyes. It’s Celtic knot pattern, and V-shaped stripes only add to the drama. A lovely gift to a person who provided such creative expressions of color to everyone, in her wonderful yarn.   Notes...

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Amalfi Nights shawl

Sep 14, 2018

Amalfi Nights shawl

Inspired by the the sparkling jewel of Italy’s Amalfi coast, this Amalfi Nights shawl exudes the charm, sophistication and style of Italy. It’s intricate lacework pattern, silky sheen and sparkling beadwork all combine to fashion this vibrant Amalfi Nights shawl. Add to that the gorgeous royal blue to purple gradient color, and you have yourself a stunning accessory that works for every occasion.   Notes on project: First time knitting this Renaissance Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard...

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Scheherazade shawl

Sep 3, 2018

Scheherazade shawl

From the tales of 1001 Nights, this stunning Scheherazade shawl is gorgeous enough to distract even the most dastardly of opponents. The sheen of its beautiful off-white to purple gradient Tencel yarn, and the dazzling beads just sparkle with every movement. Just like Scheherazade’s magical tales, it is sure to grab the attention of anyone who looks upon it. Who wouldn’t want to wear this show-stopping shawl.   Notes on Project This was a...

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