Since today I am writing about shawls.. LOL.. Check these out!

Next year is the year of shawls for me. I will be making shawls for people that I love and care about. I decided this about a month ago, and I am now combing Ravelry to see what patterns I have purchased. I think that I have enough to do some really gorgeous shawls justice.

I love Dee’s designs on Ravelry, like this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glenallen-shawl

I think I will make this one for my mom, in midnight blue or white.

I love that one so much, I just had to add it to my library. I looked at it, dreamt about it, and decided after many trips to gaze lovingly at it that I must have the pattern.

This Rose Trellis Shawl here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-leaf-trellis-shawl-wrap

I am going to make for my MIL so that it will be ready when she visits next September. Her favorite color is purple, and I have some beautiful handpainted lace yarn from Tanis Fiber Arts just waiting for my needles. I even purchased Signature circular needles to do these shawls!

Are you familiar with Tanis Fiber Arts? She is out of Canada, and she makes some gorgeous yarn! http://www.tanisfiberarts.com/

Have you heard about Signature needles? They have stiletto tips, middy tips, and blunt tips. All of the Signature needles that I have were made with the stiletto tips. They are PURRFECT for doing the stitches involved with lace knitting.

Check them out here: https://www.signatureneedlearts.com/

Anyway, I want to take the pattern below and increase it across to make a shawl for a friend of mine:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forever-hearts-scarf

Lastly, this one is just gorgeous!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/embers-embrace

I hope one or more of these make you go OMG! I have to make that!:)

 

I am SO pumped!

I just wanted to post a really quick update to my newbie adventures in knitting! I decided to become an affiliate with Interweave Knits today!  I got my approval from Interweave earlier today, and I am in the process of trying to figure out how to post a banner to my new blog so that anyone who wants to click through to order from Interweave will get a 15% discount off of their ENTIRE ORDER! What a concept that is! At least it is to me!

 

I love all things Interweave Knits, mainly because I learn SO much from watching KnittingDailyTV every Monday on PBS, and I also learn from the many, many magazines, blog posts, digital copies, DVDs, holiday posts, and Eunny Jang. Eunny Jang.. Wow! What can I say about her that probably hasn’t been said elsewhere?  Probably not a whole lot, but she is definitely my knitting heroine!  I love to watch any of the technique videos that she posts on KDTV.com or through the KnittingDaily Digest that I get each Saturday in my e-mail inbox.

Please keep checking back to see the banner that will hopefully be up on my blog soon to get the discount on your favorite Interweave craft books, etc. Keep in mind that Interweave also offers books on Spinning, Quilting, Beading, Crocheting, and Weaving. They have other interests as well, but I don’t pay a lot of attention to those right now, as my obsession is about knitting and yarn!  I hope this photo below is clickable. If not, then please copy and paste the link below into your favorite browser to get your discount!  

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