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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.


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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Monterey by the Sea shawl

Aug 31, 2018

Monterey by the Sea shawl

This Monterey by the Sea shawl is inspired by the small coastal town on the central California coast. It’s my favorite place in the world.  I love the walk path that winds along the shore, where I can stop and visit with the ocean and its sea creatures, or eat at my favorite bistro on the pier and watch the sea otters, or shop in the many little touristy shops along its path. So much...

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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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Written in the Stars shawl

Jul 10, 2018

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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