Lovely Eyelets

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This elegant shawl by Michelle Krause caught my eye immediately while browsing Ravelry.  I love the simple asymmetrical design, it is perfect for showing off so many of the fingering weight yarns that I couldn’t live without.  I have been holding on to this single skein of Jilly by Dream in Color yarn for a while now looking for the right pattern and Lovely Eyelets was the perfect fit.  The pattern starts out at one corner and ends with the long eyelet lace edging.

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The texture of the garter stitch combined with the eyelets shows off the beauty of this tonal yarn just perfect.  This color “Poppy” is so amazing, I don’t think I have seen a color of red any more beautiful in all my years of obsessing over yarn.  I’m sure you have a skein of yarn that you feel that way about.  If you want to try that perfect skein in this pattern just click here.



Check out this gorgeous new yarn from Araucania. Mana is 100% pure mulberry silk.  Each hank of 220 yards is hand painted and we have 8 beautiful colors to choose from.  This will be the perfect yarn to start using for your spring projects!!


You won’t believe its amazing softness and sheen until you feel and see it for yourself.


Skull Shawl

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Over the past 2 years I have become a collector/fan of sugar skulls.  I love the bright and happy colors that are used to make these works of art.  When I saw the Skull Shawl on Ravelry by kungen och majkis, I could not wait to tackle this crochet pattern.

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While looking for a yarn that inspired me, I ran across Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand Dyed.  This is a 90% superwash wool / 10% nylon blend and the colors are fantastic.  This was the perfect yarn to pair with the pattern.  I used 2 balls of Happy Feet and a size G crochet hook.  There was a little bit of yarn left over and I feel that the shawl turned out to be the size I was looking for.  If you would like to make it smaller or larger you can adjust the pattern repeat.  I did 6 pattern repeats and after I blocked it, I was pleased with the outcome.

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The pattern is fantastic, it includes video tutorials as well as written and photographed instructions.  I crocheted the connected eyes version and liked how it turned out.  To check out this pattern just click here.


Silk Garden_3

I am always on the lookout for a cute easy to knit project.  Omena by Jill Zielinski is the perfect project to wear all year and will look great with just about anything.  I think my favorite part was deciding on what yarn to use and when I decided on Silk Garden from Noro I had a choice to make, what beautiful color should I pick.

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Then I had a vision.  I don’t have to pick just one color!  I decided to knit this circular vest using 6 different colors of Silk Garden.  It can’t get any better than that, it also makes each project unique.  If you have Silk Garden at home this is a fantastic stash buster project, remember they don’t need to match the more color the better.

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You can check out this unique seamless project on Ravelry just click here.