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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.


Cosmic Cowl

Dec 24, 2017

Cosmic Cowl

Beautiful purple variegated-gradient Cosmic Mess cowl will keep you warm and cozy. This super-soft, Merino cowl drapes wonderfully around your neck, adding versatile color to your wardrobe. Wear it dark side up or down with your favorite top or business suit, either way you’ll love this hand-knit accessory.   Notes on project: First time knitting this cowl pattern by Susan Pandorf and it won’t be my last. Very easy pattern to knit in the...

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In the Store: Desert Flowers shawl

Dec 19, 2017

In the Store: Desert Flowers shawl

Autumn comes to the High Desert in this beautiful cranberry, fuchsia, and coppery orange colored Desert Flowers shawl. Hand-knit in a Blue-faced Leicester wool and silk blend yarn, this stunning semi-circular shawl can be worn as a scarf or a shawl. Its silky sheen and intricate design add a touch of elegance, making it the perfect accessory to your wardrobe.   Notes on Project This is the second time for this shawl, it was...

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Beautiful By-the-Sea Shawl

Dec 14, 2017

Beautiful By-the-Sea Shawl

This breezy By-the-Sea shawl is reminiscent of walks along the beach, iridescent abalone shells, and bits of pale sea glass, sanded smooth by the ocean waves. It’s beautiful gradient spans the tides of sea foam green to aqua to a lovely sandy brown. Soft and cozy, this merino and silk blend adds a touch of warmth while its mix of beads add a splash of whimsy. The perfect accessory for watching the waves crash along...

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Our Planet Earth shawl

Nov 13, 2017

Our Planet Earth shawl

Gorgeous greens and brilliant blues recreate this Our Planet Earth shawl, its hand-knit pattern depicting our wondrously lush green forests and deep blue oceans. What better reminder of the wonders of this world we live in, than wearing this warm and inviting hug from our nurturing planet.   Notes on Project Knitting this pattern was much easier the third time around and I love the added on 3-stitch edging I did to help weight...

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Cosmic Mess Shawl

Nov 13, 2017

Cosmic Mess Shawl

Dark blues to fuchsia to purple swirl together in a gradient to create this Cosmic Mess shawl. Its beaded brilliance is only enhanced by its soft merino wool yarn. Wrap yourself in its twinkling stars. The universe is calling.   Notes on Project Once again, this pattern was a fun knit and I love knitting with Gobsmacked (formerly Gobstopper) Yarn. This yarn was a prize for my entry in the Don’t Panic MKAL contest...

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Secret Garden shawl

Oct 23, 2017

Secret Garden shawl

Hand-knit in a lovely Merino and silk gradient, this Secret Garden shawl is a reminder that tucked away safely under Autumn’s withered leaves, a secret garden is at rest, ready to awaken in the spring. This beautiful teal-to-brown gradient yarn is highlighted with shiny teal-colored beads, adding a touch of glimmer to the drab winter days.  The perfect accessory to wrap around yourself while you wait for your secret garden to come alive.  ...

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Exotic 1001 Nights shawl

Oct 18, 2017

Exotic 1001 Nights shawl

As mesmerizing as the tales told by Scheherazade herself, this 1001 Nights shawl is sure to capture the attention every onlooker around. Hand-knit in beautiful Vivid Fiber Arts Blue Nocturne Tencel yarn and shimmering with Toho Capri-lined Aqua round beads, this shawl’s exotic pattern is befitting of its namesake. Wrap yourself in the luxurious mystery of its magical tales.   Notes on Project Absolutely loved making this project despite the long rows at the end....

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Scottish Thistles shawl

Sep 25, 2017

Scottish Thistles shawl

Wrapped in the warmth of Merino and cashmere, this lovely Scottish Thistles shawl will feel like a nurturing hug while you are wearing it. The lovely natural-colored, winter-white yarn is offset with a touch of gradient purple recreates the appearance of a field of Scottish Thistles. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or dress up a neutral business suit, either way, this shawl is a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.   Notes on project:...

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Freckled Bluebird in Winter shawl

Sep 15, 2017

Freckled Bluebird in Winter shawl

Discover the warmth of this freckled-tweed gradient Bluebird in Winter shawl. From its silvery-blue tweed to its toasted brown edge, the feathery lace motif works its wintry magic bringing a touch of nature to all who wear it. Hand-knit in lovely Merino and Donegal tweed, it’s so soft and cozy you’ll never want to take it off.   Notes on the project Absolutely love knitting with this Knit Picks Stroll Tweed yarn and my...

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