Here we are. Memorial Day is next weekend and I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. (Don't forget - we're closed Memorial Day weekend.) Well, I've got a very special report for you this weekend.
A dear friend, someone who I respect with my whole heart, Leila Raabe, has designed one of the most beautiful shawls I've ever laid my eyes upon. The Florin Triangle is a shawl of eyelet rows and an updated old shale border. The most subtle design element (Leila's gift) has been added to make the border stand out - a lateral braid. It's such a beautifully simple technique, but adds just the right touch to this delicate shawl. The pattern is available in-store and is clearly written and comes with... an addendum that guides you through modifying the border! Genius!
I have a sample in-store made in O-Wool's O-Wash Fingering in Pearly Mussel. A perfect pair.
Taking only two skeins, it is the perfect warm-weather shawl, to knit while traveling or at the beach.
This past month, I've been a spinning fool! I haven't been able to put down my spindles and wherever I've been, people have asked me, "What are you spinning? That color is gorgeous!!"
It's Queen Bee Fiber in the most subtle aqua color. "Like a cloud..." is what someone said as they sat and watched me spin. I asked Lexi, the Queen Bee herself, to dye up some more aquas and blues for us. Opening up her boxes are always a real treat!
If you haven't taken up spinning yet (oh, you will), I still have room in tomorrow's introduction to drop spindling. Join us - it's too much fun!
And, we'll leave you on a high note...
YOTH Yarns is coming to G+T for a trunkshow!! Mark your calendars - June 20-21. More to come...
See you this weekend! xoxo