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A Post a Long Time Coming - Shivaya Naturals

A Post a Long Time Coming

September 14, 2008

It has been just way too long since I have blogged. I have really loved having this space to write for the past year (yep, my blogaversery came and went, and I missed it!), and I have goten away from coming here on a daily basis as of late.

A lot has been happening; Shivaya has really taken off, and I am feeling incredibly blessed for the early success that we have had. I have so much more that I want to accomplish and do, but for right now, I am feeling a lot of contentment with everything that has happened.

We have a gorgeous new yarn that will be available with our winter collection; Our Shivaya Alpaca DK is one of the most luxurious alpacas I have seen. The yarn loves the dye, and it produces a gorgeous set of deep colors. It is soft, holds it’s drape beautifully, and is just too yummy for words. It shipped out to our test knitters last week in our Autumn colors, and I am really looking forward to beginning to dye it for our winter collection, and get it out to all of you.

I have been knitting a lot lately, and it feels really good to go through all of the yarns, and decide on some fun new projects for fall! I currently have the gorgeous Fiddlehead Scarf pattern by the incomperable Anne Hanson on the needles. I am knitting this scarf in Shivaya Merino Lace in Dusty Rose, and I love it. The yarn really produces a soft, almost sheer scarf, and the pattern is just phenomenal. I also have Anne’s Tudor Grace scarf on the needles in our Bamboo and Superwash Merino in Merlot. I have to tell you that when I first dyed up the Bamboo and Superwash Merino, I was just not sure how I would like it. In knitting this scarf, I am just so pleased with this yarn. The drape is amazing, it holds it’s shapre perfectly, it has a soft sheen that really gives the yarn some depth, and the superwash merino produces some pretty rocking colors! I am having a lot of fun knitting both of these, and I am excited to see how they will come out.

I have a few FO’s to show off, and hopefully I will have a few more this coming week. I knit Anne’s Feather and Fan Stitch Stole using Malabrigo Worsted and I LOVE it. Malabrigo is just a fantastic yarn. It is so soft and luxurious, and I love wrapping myself in this stole. It is a great piece for almost any occasion, and because I used a thick yarn, it can really be used in our cold Colorado weather as a sweater-like garment. I have two more of these on the needles right now; one in Shivaya Superwash Merino and one in our Prime Alpaca. The one in our Superwash Merino has an amazing drape, and it is just going to be a gorgeous piece of lacework. The second in Prime Alpaca seems to be a perfect weight for this pattern; DK, soft and luxurious, but still with the ability to keep a consistent stitch pattern.

I knit the Dolores Park Cowl for my mother this past Spring. I think that I am going through a cowl phase right now. They just seem so much more functional than scarves, and in the cold Colorado weather, they are perfect for both inside and outside wear.

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Anni September 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Gorgeous yarns and knits


SugarMama September 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm

The stole is gorgeous and such a rich color. And the cowl on your mom is divine. What a lovely model.


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