New styles for the season in bloom & a marvelous way to use your minis!
It feels like it's been an age since we last talked. It's been a busy couple of weeks, but I think you'll find that the results were well worth the wait. Along with my Limited Edition End Minder sets for March, I also have a brand new pattern to share -- Parallelominis! A new season brings with it new styles, and I'll spend the rest of today's chat introducing my Celtic Spring Collection. 😊
If you prefer to explore on your own, here's a quick link to everything included in today's newsletter!
Meet Parallelominis! 💙
Take a stash dive and create your own colorful wrap for spring. Camaraderie is the name of the game -- just have fun! With this pattern yarn weight, length, and width are all adjustable to best suit your signature style. Why weave in ends when you can wrap them around a sheep or rabbit end minder and enjoy watching them dance along the edge of your project? Just like your favorite fringe or tassels, these adorable additions add drape and movement.😊
Another added benefit of designing with mini skeins is the ability to support many of my fiber friends all at once. My sample includes yarn from Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers, Black Cat Fibers LLC, Unplanned Peacock Studio, SpaceCadet, A Hundred Ravens, Bumblebeeacres Farm, Why Knot Fibers, Amanda Hope Yarn, Oink Pigments, Fairy Tale Yarn Co, and Destination Yarn. I can't wait to see which dyers you combine for your creation! 🧶
I'll be hosting a KAL for this scraptastic piece starting on the Spring Equinox, March 21st. Everyone who finishes their wrap by May 17th will receive a free pattern of their choice from my Ravelry shop, and one lucky winner will bring home a $50 gift certificate!
Join me for a wander through my Celtic Spring collection as we celebrate the rich heritage of the Celtic lands. Whether you dream of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Cornwall -- there’s a handcrafted journey to take with your handknits. Our adventure begins in a highland forest, the intertwined roots of my new Tree of Life Pin are a reminder of how we are all connected to each other and the world around us. Next, we'll traipse through a Cornish garden...
Stitch by stitch and row by row, that's how all our handknits grow! 💐
This Blossoming shawl pin celebrates the new life of spring and offers a mindful cue to stop and smell the flowers. As you conquer more complex patterns, keep it by your side as a reminder that when we put our hearts and heads to the task, we can always bloom.
For today's final tour, we'll turn our sights to Scotland with the new Scottish Thistle shawl cuffs. Just in time for a new season of Outlander, these styling solutions are ready to keep your knits in place whether your day-to-day travels take you into the past or just into the office!
There are still plenty of treasures to be found in the Celtic Spring Collection, but I'll end my styling highlights here and let you find your own favorites. Here's one last Celtic fashion to brighten your day, a Scottish Thistle shawl cuff adorning my Ballyronan cowl. This happy piece was knit with Three Irish Girls Yarn in colorway At Rainbow's End. 🌈
We'll spend the rest of our time here today looking out over Irish pastures where sheep and bunnies abound. When it comes to this month's end minders, all that glitters *is* actually gold!
Add dazzling delight to your WIPs with this friendly flock of Suavest Sheep and Lovable Lambs bedecked in golden glitter. Since this effect is part of the filament used to 3D print these happy helpers, the glitter will not shed nor spread throughout your project bag. All of the celebration with none of the clean-up! ✨
Do you have a project that's particularly picky? One you've frogged a few times or that uses a technique you've never ever tried? If yes, it sounds like you could use a little extra luck!
Inspired by the four leaf clovers seen everywhere at this time of year, these bright, spring green end minders will help you and your projects grow.