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Tiara — Yarn With a Bit of Bling

Little beads that sparkle. Sequins, small ones, that glitter. Not too many but just enough. That’s what HiKoo Tiara has. A bit of bling. We like the natural colors, with names like Amber Waves, TANtalizing and Champagne. Tiara knits up fast and has some acrylic for durability and softeness. We’ve had good luck knitting it […]

March CAT Shawl “Double Down” in Hikoo Llamor

The finished Crochet Along Together (CAT) is being worn by Graywood Knits’ in-house model, Florence. She is ready for an evening strolling around town or hanging with friends at a restaurant with this lovely, and oh-so-soft shawl. This shawl (pattern name is “Double Down”) is equally attractive when worn draped over the shoulders and hanging […]

March CAT Features Llamor Shawl

Love to crochet? Want a new project? The March Crochet Along Together (CAT) that is sponsored by Skacel and designed by Mandobug might be just the thing for you. The project, “Double Down,” is a shawl that uses four colors of yarn. This CAT will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2019 Yarn:  HiKoo® Llamor, 100% Baby […]

Hitchhiker Shawl Notes

I’m finishing my second Hitchhiker Shawl, a Martina Behm design, which is much loved on Ravelry. This post contains some of my knitting notes and a photo gallery of knitting the shawl. I keep track of how many notches or teeth there are along one edge of the shawl. Writing down the number of notches […]

Keeping a Knitting Journal

My knitting journals are a constant source of inspiration and technical help. I write mostly in pencil. The notes can be cryptic (what color DID I use?) or well written (stitch by stitch). My knitting life is enriched by this pile of books. Read further to learn more about how I keep my journals and use […]