The Long of It

I made several of these long scarves and I gave some away as gifts and the ones I made, I don’t know where they are but I am sure they will show up.

This long scarf, which is the Taffy Pull scarf, is a fun crochet and this is made from Mandala, the new self striping from Lion Brand. The color is Spirit.

This was another one where I did and wasn’t too impressed with it but when I couldn’t find the other ones I did, I pulled it out and said, This is cute. I can work with this.’

I like doing this out of self striping because it does the work and I get the benefit of beautiful color work without taking those tools out of the box.

It’s lightweight and while I might wear it during the coldest months, this is a good fall, winter, spring accessory because it can be wrapped around a couple of times – that’s because 70 inches can go a long way.

Will it end up in the shop? I’m thinking so. I’ve got four more colors of Mandala.

 

 

 

Green Envy

This year Pantone color of the year is greenery. Looks a little celery-ish to me. I like it. I’m beginning to appreciate green in a way I never have. It is a fresh and earthy color.

But that has got me looking at what green things I have in the shop. I didn’t pull everything I have and there’s some items here that aren’t yet in the shop but will be soon.

The Pom-Pom hat in neon green isn’t yet in the shop but will soon join all the other pom-pom hats who want new forever homes this season.

Also new is the ribbed scarf in this self striping green. This infinity scarf is doubled over in the pic. It’s a long knit scarf.

 

The hat and the scarf will join the deeper green pom-pom hat this is currently ready for shipping. Click on the link to be taken to the sale page for this wool and acrylic hat.

One of fun knits is this ribbed cowl. It’s fun to make and a quick knit which means it will be on the way to you. I’ve sold some of these and I’ve had feedback that these start a conversation when they’re work. I understand that. Click here.

The Pom-Pom hat $22
The Ribbed Scarf $28
The Dark Green Pom-Pom Hat $32
The Ribbed Cowl $43

 

How Now Brown Cowl?

With fall comes fall colors: browns, oranges, reds and then Christmas. The transition seasons of spring and fall are the most colorful.

Picked up a box of the Premier DIY Gradient Yarn Box and chose brown. Went rummaging through the bins and found some yarns that I remember buying and I swear it’s been more than five years since they became part of the stash.

When I saw the Gradient on the website, it screamed entrelac cowl to be. I finally got around to starting it and decided to use a black row between each of the brown changes and when I went through all five colors in the box, decided to finish the cowl in black making a brown color block.

 

The two mumulticolored skeins are Araucania Lauca – a wool, camel and silk combo. See, I do more than just acrylic. I have several skeins of this discontinued fiber. It also says entrelac but it also says stockinette or ribbed scarf.

The rich brown skeins are Mirasol Kutana – also discontinued.  50% alpaca, 50% fine highland wool. I have several skeins of this as well and because there’s only 67 yards to the skein, wide headbands seems to be its fate.

Both will go back into the bins and it could be another five years before I get to them.

I have so much yarn.