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A New Project

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"Mirth" Shawl 2
Originally uploaded by Karin's Knitting I had to cast this on right away!
Yesterday, I made my first trip out to the Ashton Store, where the owner Kelly, maintains a little corner of heaven.
I went with my friend Francine, the designer of "Fancy That" shawl pins and jewellery. Kelly has a lovely display of these pins as well as local artisan project bags and hand-dyed yarns (details to follow). There is a selection of well known yarns, including Sweet Georgia - yummy and Fleece Artist, Handmaiden, Louet and more.
I spotted this Fleece Artist Camelspin right away and just couldn't put it down. The hand on this yarn is incredible, simply unwrapping the skein, you can appreciated the sheen and drape. This colourway said "Shawl" to me and after searching my Ravelry queue, "Mirth" by Stephanie Japel seemed the ideal pattern to show off my new purchase.
So, I cast on this AM and can barely put it down to do this post! What a joy to w…

My "Fancy That" Shawl Pin 1

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My "Fancy That" Shawl Pin 1
Originally uploaded by Karin's Knitting Look What I Got :).
I am so happy to own one of Francine's gorgeous, handmade, OOAK shawl pins. And I'm really proud that Francine is one of my friends. I recently had the opportunity to see some of her beautiful creations and the little workshop where she makes them. There are so many beautiful variations, I'll definitely own more than one! Silver, copper, some with smooth finishes, some hammered and lovely beaded embellishments. They are all so beautiful. "Fancy That" also makes beautiful jewellery, pendants and earings. My shawl pin is so pretty, I think it could easlily do double duty as a hair ornament :). These pins are available in several shops in the Ottawa area. I'll be updating shortly with the contact details for that. Still no FO's, although I do expect that my second "Ulmus" will be done shortly and then it will be a "Queen Of The Waves" in some sta…