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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 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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Sugar Plum Fairies shawl

Sep 7, 2017

Sugar Plum Fairies shawl

  Nothing says whimsies like Sugar Plum Fairies and this Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies shawl is exactly that. A representation of all that is sweet and delightfully delicious about The Nutcracker ballet. From its fanciful Sugar Plum variegated gradient yarn and beadwork, to the lace underskirt “tutu”, this shawl exudes the whimsical fantasy of the ballet it was named for.   Notes on Project Love how this project turned out. I used...

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Oh No! Not Again shawl.

Sep 4, 2017

Oh No! Not Again shawl.

    Lace Shawl #100! The “Oh no! Not Again shawl” will take your breath away with its stunning display of color in this Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy tribute. The shimmering Tencel yarn and bead work shine like a million stars across the universe while its exotic and luxurious texture feel out of this world. But don’t panic! It’s easy-to-care-for Tencel yarn, make it a dream to own.   Notes on Project This...

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Stardust shawl

Aug 21, 2017

Stardust shawl

  “He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity. He imagined he could see the very faces of the stars; pale, they were, and smiling gently, as if they had spent so much time above the world, watching the scrambling and the joy and the pain of the people below them, that they could not...

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The Winter Sea shawl

Aug 20, 2017

The Winter Sea shawl

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley “My father always told me that the sea was in my blood. I had been born and raised beside it on the shores of Nova Scotia, and I never could resist its siren pull. So when the main road out of Aberdeen turned inland I turned right instead, and took the way along the coast…” This Winter Sea shawl was inspired by the pattern, Scottish Thistles. I fell...

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