Happy New Year!

It was a busy year with my yarn dyeing and general family life.  I didn’t realize my last post was last May!  Geesh!

So you may ask what I’ve been working on.

Firstly, I’ve been design a triangular shawl and have finished my prototype. I started the project after taking a Craftsy class from Miram Felton on Lace Shawl Design.  I also took a class from Jen Lucas, when she was in town at the Yarn Garden in September 2017.  It was great to get Jen’s help to finish up some of the final points on my design.  I plan on making the shawl in a light gray yarn I’ve dyed so that it goes with my wardbrobe.  My goal is to get the pattern and physical project ready for the 2018 Fall Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, MI.

My second project is a project that is worked with a solid color yarn that coordinates with a set of mini skeins.  I’ve just finished the prototype and now have to write up the pattern.  Be on the lookout for that pattern in the next couple of months!

Both patterns will be available on Ravelry.com.  If you want to be alerted to when my patterns are published as well as other news regarding my hand-dyed yarn business, Splash of Color Yarns, LLC, then sign up for my newsletter.  Trust me, I don’t spam or fill your inbox.  I typically send emails 1-2 months depending upon new details I have to share.

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Let’s go on an Expedition!

Last August, I started design my first asymetrical shawl on our expedition to Stitches Midwest 2016. It’s a fairly large shape sized about 59 by 42 inches. It has very easy garter stitch sections alternating with a lace section based on the Elfin lace stitch in Barbara Walker’s stitch dictionaries. 


The pattern has been test knit and is available for purchase here on Ravelry.  The colors, Sugar Plum and Gray, used are my own dyed yarn available in my Etsy store

The pattern is named Expedition for a few reasons.  First, I was in a car riding to a great destitute and second, when it was done and blocked,  the stripes looked like roads or highways.  The pattern is easy to customize by stopping short or continuing on.  Solids or tonal yarns work best to let the lace design show through. 

I can’t wait to see what colorways folks use in their shawls.