knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton

I figured out how to make the shape of shawl I was going for after last month’s fail. This one is exactly what I wanted. The triangle drifts off to the side, and the pattern is simple garter stitch, no frills, so the colors do all the talking.


I used Lion brand cotton yarn, and am very happy with it. I bought two skeins because I thought the yardage (380) wouldn’t be enough, but it worked out just fine. Size 11 needles, so it only took a few days. Since I have an extra skein, I’ll just have to knit a second one that someone will get next Christmas. 🙂


The color is called “flower garden.” I think how it knits up is different than how it looks in the skein photo. All my eye really sees in the finished garment is “pink.”


It reminds me of the milk left over after you’ve eaten your Fruit Loops.


I would definitely buy this yarn again. It is soft, easy to work with, and has a nice drape.

beautiful tote bag

I know we’re getting close to Christmas and we are all shopped-out, but my sister just listed this beautiful tote bag in her Etsy store. She always makes unique items, and her craftsmanship is excellent.  Maybe you will feel like giving yourself a treat with this pretty bag? SOLD, Thank you!

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She ships from Japan, and she is still listing it for free shipping.