Emma's Yarn colors

Emma’s Yarn Colors Gatsby and Farmer’s Market

Whenever I buy yarn it’s a guess as to how it will look once knit up. Unless I am working with a solid color it really is a crap shoot with speckled and variegated yarns. Below is my photo of some beautiful yarn purchased from Four Purls. The central Florida yarn store has a yarn […]

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knitting a shawl

Mystery Knit Along Clue Three Changes Made, Spoiler Images

I’m blogging about my journey as I attempt to complete a MKAL (mystery knit along) challenge.  Well, for me it’s a challenge.  I have spoiler images on this page, if you are beginning this KAL! In the Through the Loops forum at Ravelry we are sharing progress, problems, questions, and ideas while knitting an asymmetrical […]

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spindrift shawl

Finishing Up The Spindrift Shawl

The Spindrift shawl was a free pattern download offered by designer Helen Stewart. I appreciate having something like this crescent shawl pattern to practice on.  The pattern is fairly simple, but I did learn how to do a picot edge bind-off.  You can read more about how I came to be knitting this shawl on […]

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knitting a shawl

So How Is The Mystery Knit-along Going?

I finished the first “clue” which is basically the beginning of the shawl pattern in the MKAL.  I’m working with the yellow yarn, which show a different coloring all my photos.  The second photo down is closest to the real color. I am proud of my self for getting through Clue 1 and finishing. Now […]

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Spindrift Shawl, Day 2 is About Choosing Yarn

I mentioned in a previous post that I would be knitting the Spindrift Shawl as a beginner shawl project. The second e-mail from Helen at Curious Handmade arrived today. She talks about the yarn she choose for her pretty shawl, which is by the company “Top Draw Sock” in Australia, in colorway “Peace”. I will […]

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