Just in time for spring, tiny squares of ribbon add panache and flair to these transition-weight, hand knit scarves. Dress them up or down; wrap them around the crown of your hat. Pair them with blazers, or wear them with tees and your favorite jeans. You can tie ‘em, knot ‘em, loop ‘em or drape ‘em. So light and airy, they are the perfect accessories to stash in your getaway bag.
Hand Knit Ladder Ribbon Scarf - Mystic Sky
Hand Knit Ladder Ribbon Scarf - Sea Breeze
Hand Knit Ladder Ribbon Scarf - Contessa
While spring is blooming in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s soon to be fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Beginning April 1st, Foxy G. will be shipping to Australia and New Zealand. To usher in the cooler weather, here are several Foxy G. originals.
Hand Knit Ladies Fashion Self-Fringing Sassy Wrap Scarf - Espresso Macchiato
Hand Knit Ladies Fashion Self-Fringing Shawl Wrap - Opening Night
And while, like my children, I love them all, I can’t help but feel a little bit partial to this stunning, three-season, monochromatic scarf that is made up of nine different textures. Anyone have an idea of what I should name it?
All scarves shown above will be listed within the next week. If you want information about any of them sooner, please leave me a comment below or convo me through Foxy G. Knits on etsy.
The Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle kit is the best invention since sliced bread. Where else can you find almost all the needle sizes you need in one compact and affordable kit? By joing the Interchangeable Needle heads to flexible cords, each of the ten pairs makes a variety of straight and circular needle lengths. This makes the kit perfect for working on small projects like dish cloths or large projects like baby blankets and afghans.
Ever since I was introduced to the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle kit about five years ago, I have been a card carrying member of their fan club. Knitting parts are guaranteed with normal use, and I can personally attest to that. Last year, I had a problem with one of the flexible cords in my kit, and all it took was a phone call to receive a new one in the mail. And, oh by the way, as of April 1, 2009, Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles has donated $110,129 to breast cancer research through the S.D. Ireland fund.
I was at the knit store on Sunday and ended up selling their last kit to a new knitter who was about to spend more than $20 for circular needles for one project. I showed her how versatile the Denise kit was and how it was far most cost effective than buying a set of needles for every project. For information on Denise, check out their website: www.knitdenise.com/
A picture is worth 1,000 words…These are the two shawls on which I was working this past week. I just got them listed in my etsy shop.
Goddess Shawl Wrap - After the Rain
Goddess Shawl Wrap - Festival of Flowers
Yarn for "Italian Art" Shawl Wrap
I thought that it would NEVER stop raining – however, I did not let that stop me from heading off to the yarn store on Saturday. I had some yarn left over from the Better than Botox shawl that sold before I even had a chance to list it. So, I added a few skeins, and voila, a delicious palette that reminds me a lot of Italian ices. I am going to start working on it just as soon as I finish Festival of Flowers and After the Rain, two shawls that I am pretty sure were inspired by a very soggy week here in Atlanta!
"Festival of Flowers" Shawl Wrap
"After the Rain" Shawl Wrap
Response to the first Art from the ♥ was – excuse the pun – heartwarming! Someone even started a Fans of Ima♥ page on Facebook. Be sure to check back here later in the week when Art from the ♥ will feature Lauren Hendricks (owner of Hendricks’ Hearth: www.hendrickshearth.etsy.com), an animal lover who shares her heart with Siberian Huskies.
I went to the yarn store on Saturday to exchange the blue yarn shown in last week’s Monday Morning Musings, as my own personal blue muse went out to lunch and never returned.
I took along the pink goddess shawl that I had completed earlier in the week to show the ladies at the shop. While there, a customer decided that she absolutely had to have the shawl right then and there. I wanted to at least weave in the loose ends, but she was insistent upon doing that herself. She wrote me a check, and I came home without the shawl. So, I have no photo of the finished product, only the photo of the partially completed shawl posted earlier this past week.
My newest project is another goddess shawl in teal, magenta and peridot with just a hint of black. It is working up quite well, and as soon as the digital batteries arrive, I’ll fire up the camera and take a photo.
Beginning this Thursday, I am going to initiate a new feature that highlights artists and artisans who generously share their creativity to help improve the quality of life for those around them. The first Art from the ♥ will introduce Maris Corush, an artist from Marin County, California, who dealt with the stress of her sister’s cancer by designing a doll that celebrates survivors. Please check back later this week.
My yarn muse awakened sometime on Monday, and I began working on the Goddess Shawl. I am very pleased with how the colors are working together and how it is turning out. As I complete an item, a name for it usually comes to me. Right now, my working title is “Better than Botox.” Stay tuned…
Goddess Shawl in progress...
Although it was cold and rainy all weekend, the Bradford pear trees that are blooming outside my living room window are a sure sign that spring is not far away. I went to the yarn store on Saturday and purchased the most beautiful color combinations and textures to make into lightweight Goddess Shawl Wraps:
This past week I listed a ribbon scarf on etsy that is titled: Early Spring
It was inspired by the following poem by Katherine Mansfield:
Very Early Spring
The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky–
So many white clouds–and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears….
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver.
So, how is spring influencing your arts and your crafts?