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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.


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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Night Skies shawl

Aug 19, 2018

Night Skies shawl

Wrapped in the warmth of Merino and cashmere, this lovely Night Skies shawl feels like a nurturing hug. Soft and cozy, this lovely navy blue yarn is just the ticket to show off the stitch definition of this pattern. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or a dazzling evening dress, either way you’ll look fabulous wearing it.   Notes on project: This was another fun pattern to knit. I didn’t even mind...

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Dawn Awaits shawl

Aug 15, 2018

Dawn Awaits shawl

Lilac and aqua blend in a beautiful gradient to created this lovely Dawn Awaits shawl. Fine, lace-weight silk yarn adds the perfect drape while lending an air of opulence. Perfect for a night on the town, or when you’d like extra color to a business suit. Either way, you’re sure to fall in love with this accessory.   Notes on project: I absolutely love this shawl! It matches a top I have perfectly and...

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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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