HAPPY LIST IN PEWTER AND/OR SILVER

0cda8912d02e6a90d1190ee246676780 triangle_flat_medium21. “Triangles” by Valerie Miller. Find the profile page on Ravelry .

Original Source: Incorrigible Craftster. As you can see, this is a cowl knit with two skeins of Madelintosh Pashmina in the Calligraphy color way.

c09e02f4d30cef0b79321aaf6fd8e5dd 2. “Mara Shawl“, a garter stitch triangle shawl knitted from the top down and finished with a pleated border. This was knit in 3 skeins of Tosh DK on a size 7 circular. This pattern has been in my Ravelry library for some time and is one of my favorites. I love the simplicity of it, the converging patterns and the color.

Original Source: a free pattern from Madelintosh.

f94288eb7db4eb444429deee5e6f9709 3. A wedding mood board in pewters and pinks. Wouldn’t you love this cool scheme for your wedding?

Original Source: blovedweddings , a UK wedding blog covering contemporary weddings and written by a wedding stylist, Louise Beukes.

abb36722ba9a04be528a20f2b3664d7f 4. “Plata” (silver) yarn. This 100% Tussah silk fairly shimmers! Unfortunately this item has sold but the other offerings were so outstanding I didn’t want to not share it with you.

Original Source: DyeForYarn on Etsy, Nuremberg, Germany

6f01ac9bce39b7abc98c9dc9d6a28990 5. Sterling silver “yarn” ball earrings. I love these, the fact that they are sterling silver, handmade and in the shape of yarn balls! I would definitely buy these for $24.

Original Source: AutumnEquinox on Etsy from Hallowell, Maine.

YARN LOVE – HAZEL KNITS

imageSince I didn’t post a Yarn of the Week last week, thought I would get this out to all of you early. This Land of Sweets Cadence worsted weight yarn from Hazel Knits is a 3-ply 100% merino wool put up in a 200 yd/100 gram skein. Gauge is 4.5 to 5 stitches per inch on size 7-8 needles. Good for knitting sweaters, accessories and blankets, etc. Check out their complete line of Cadence here. And you won’t want to miss their extensive color way offerings.

Care: Hand wash in lukewarm water, lay flat to dry.  It could be machine washed in a gentle cycle and dried in the dryer at a low temperature.

“INGENUE”, PARIS AND THE LAKE

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Well, I am at camp as I write. This is something my family attends every year in the northernmost part of Indiana by a  beautiful lake. Believe it or not I am in a Paris frame of mind though. Maybe it’s my recent rendezvous to Italy that’s causing this, maybe it is these beautiful scenes above from the City of Love, or maybe my current sweater project. I  just don’t know.

This has been a good opportunity to make progress though. It has been great! No laundry, no cleaning, no cooking, only great weather, inspirational speakers, and lots of knitting!

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The “lake” as taken by a friend.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

xoxo Shannon

WEEKLY YARN FEATURE – WESTERN SKY KNITS

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Western Sky Knits: Isn’t it gorgeous?! This is Isabella – Aspen sock yarn selling for $22.00 for a 3.5 oz./400 yd. skein made of 100% super wash merino. Western Sky Knits is a small on-line shop in Montana selling hand-dyed yarns using kettle dyeing and hand painting techniques. Peruse her amazing offerings here. I promise, you will fall in love with her color ways and the many weights she offers. Let me know some of your favorites.

HAPPY (PINTEREST) LIST

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So colorful, so fun, I love the idea of this. Go fly a kite! These are Aeroplay Kites, a do-it-yourself package for children between the ages of  9 and 12. The package will make two kites and consists of  two containers, one tube holding wooden dowels and one box that contains materials to tie the kites together.

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I am seeing more and more jewels on clothing, in hair etc. lately. This would be so easy to make a hair accessory for yourself by adding a few faux jewels to a headband or whatever you could come up with.

Original Source: May I Have That?

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S’more anyone? Talk about a glorified version, this is it! It has some of my favorite ingredients: salted caramel, strawberries, white chocolate, what’s not to love?!

Original Source: Love and Lemons  You might want to go here to get the recipe and to also enter a giveaway for a $100 Whole Foods gift card.

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How about these awesome pink mohair pants? Check out the socks and shoes as well. So colorful, so radical. Could you wear it?

Original Source: Between Peace and Happiness, a British blog covering fashion/design/crazy art.

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This all fits together so well, the wallpaper, vase, chair, colors on the chair.

Original Source: HauteLook, a on-line shop for home, women, men, kids, and beauty.

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What you’ve all been waiting for, right? Some knitting! This lovely fair isle face cloth is a beaut, is it not? I love the interplay of light and dark colors against a neutral background. She knit this in a cotton yarn pulled from her stash collection.

Original Source: Porcupine Jane, written by a lovely Brit named Jane I suppose who is into all sorts of handmade items: crewelwork , needlework, cross stitch and crochet. Give her a look see!

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Here’s some color work for you: the Perneiras da Serra de Ossa pattern by Rosa Pomar. Might be a good first time color project if you are willing and courageous!

Original Source and Pattern: Ravelry

WEEKLY YARN FEATURE – SOCKNROLLA HANDGEFARBTE SOCKENWOLLE

baee628a67310f74080c037e35646a64Even though the name is rather long and a mouthful to say, this is a beautiful fingering weight 4-ply yarn made up of  75% wool, 25% nylon, 459 yards/100 grams. These colors make me happy, could make for some very colorful socks! Dawanda is one website that carries it.

HAPPY LIST

9beee37492622f8a2e7db25c7b40bccbThe gradient color change on this sweater dress is genius! I love this and it looks comfortable to boot. Check it out at Swetry Doroty, she does some great work.

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8469918095_fc207711ab_nHow about this “Missoni” style scarf made by JadziaDax (Ravelry name) from Stuttgart, Germany. Fashioned from Lang Yarn Mille Colori Baby yarn, a fingering 4-ply 100% merino wool that is machine washable. She even left directions to knit this here.

78c148135ff549e8766502c79f08b9c3I know this All American Pie with Lemon Butter Crust by Casey Leigh is a little late for the 4th, but how American is this? Yum! I want to bury my face into it. You have to visit her site for some great photos.

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4b227e0f392087fd2afef2de40a3e057I want to go here. This via Kathleen Light in Cahersiveen with the Skelligs in the distance in County Kerry, Ireland.

a5adc735fe571b3c7c9e0f5c573c3072I leave you today with “Brecon” by Martin Storey, his latest pattern published in “Brushed Fleece”, a Rowan phamplet to be found here. This cardigan/sweater was knit out of Rowan Brushed Fleece bulky, a 12-ply yarn, Rowan Brushed Fleece.

Enjoy!

xoxo, Shannon