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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.


In the Store: Rites of Spring shawl

May 17, 2018

In the Store: Rites of Spring shawl

Vibrant color, sparkling bead and lacy stitch-work wonderfully combine to create this Rites of Spring shawl. Hand-knit in a sustainable, natural-fiber Tencel yarn, this shawl is the perfect wrap for warmer weather. It’s cool to the touch like cotton, but has the luxurious sheen of silk. Lovely enough for a dance ’round the Maypole.   Notes on project: I have to say, this Red Hat Lady colorway from Vivid Fiber Arts is gorgeous. The...

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Dogwood Blossoms shawl

May 15, 2018

Dogwood Blossoms shawl

Nothing says springtime like dogwood tree blossoms and that’s exactly what inspired this Dogwood Blossoms shawl. Hand-knit in a soft Merino yarn and custom dyed in a light salmon pink to magenta speckled gradient, this shawl’s color runs the gamut from warm to cool pinks, perfect for every skin tone. Its dark magenta finish adds drama while the beads glisten in the light like tiny dew drops.   Notes on project: This was such...

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Garden of Sincerity shawl

Apr 29, 2018

Garden of Sincerity shawl

Visions of hyacinth rows spanning a formal garden was the inspiration for this Garden of Sincerity shawl. Vivid fuchsia to purple to intense royal blue gradient create this floral effect as fuchsia-colored glass cube beads highlight each row. Soft and silky to the touch, this Tencel yarn hugs you with coolness, making it wonderful to wear in Spring and Summer.   Notes on project: This Lily Go pattern was less complicated than I thought...

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Tahitian Lion Queen shawl

Apr 15, 2018

Tahitian Lion Queen shawl

Inspired by the Tahitian Lion Queen variety of hibiscus flower, this shawl is knit in 100% mulberry silk. The yarn is a gradient that spans from blue-violet to magenta to orange to yellow and captures the essence of this flower perfectly. Light and airy, this shawl screams Springtime is Here!   Notes on project: I absolutely love how this shawl turned out. The colors are exquisite. The silk is soft and slinky without being too...

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Pele—Goddess of Fire shawl

Mar 25, 2018

Pele—Goddess of Fire shawl

Pele: Goddess of Fire, Volcanoes, Wind and Creator of the Islands. Keeper of the Dragon that lies within all. Feel her fiery warmth as you wrap yourself within her magical fibers. Watch the blazing glow as her beads capture the sunlight. Touch the silken fiber that slips through your fingers like molten lava. Doesn’t every goddess deserve to be pampered with a shawl like this?   Notes on project: First time knitting this pattern...

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Custom Order: Snowy Thistles shawl.

Mar 18, 2018

Custom Order: Snowy Thistles shawl.

Wrapped in the warmth of Merino and cashmere, this lovely Snowy Thistles shawl will feel like a nurturing hug while wearing it. Soft and cozy, this lovely natural-colored, winter-white yarn is just the ticket to show off the stitch definition of this Scottish Thistles pattern. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or dress up a business suit, either way, this shawl is a wonderful addition to your wardrobe.   Notes on project: I absolutely love...

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Lightning Thief shawl

Feb 25, 2018

Lightning Thief shawl

Shimmering beads light-up a gradient black-to-peacock-blue sky in this striking Lightning Thief shawl. Hand-knit in a gorgeous Vivid Fiber Arts, Blue Nocturne Tencel yarn, this shawl drapes delightfully across your shoulders, its intense blue color catching the eye of all who see it. A word of warning: you’ll steal the scene wherever you wear this stunning shawl.   Notes on project: This is my second time around knitting this Lightning Thief shawl pattern and it was a breeze. Not sure if...

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Cool Waters Aeolian shawl.

Feb 12, 2018

Cool Waters Aeolian shawl.

Stunning midnight, royal and peacock blues combine to create this Cool Waters Aeolian shawl. Knit in a gorgeous Blue-faced Leicester and silk yarn, this shawl shimmers in sumptuous elegance. The lace-weight yarn is light-weight, making it the perfect summer shawl. Quite the eye-catcher; wear it only where you’ll want to be noticed.   Notes on project: Love this shawl!  I just love a shawl that drapes over my shoulders without hanging past my arm length, dragging into any...

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Thistles at Sunrise cowl

Feb 8, 2018

Thistles at Sunrise cowl

Beautiful reds, oranges and warm yellows surround this Thistles at Sunrise cowl. Hand-knit in a beautiful merino and silk yarn, this cowl is specifically gradient dyed to marble the color throughout. Wear it to dress up your favorite jeans and t-shirt, or pair it with a business suit. Whatever your choice, this cowl is sure to spice up your ensemble.   Notes on project: What a fun experiment in both pattern adapting and dyeing!...

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