Christmas Rose scarves add that special touch to the holidays and can be worn after as well. I wanted to add a special scarf with hand warmers coming later this week to add a Christmas Cheer to your day. I love Christmas as my mother always made is such a special time of year so I felt it fitting to add the roses from her Rose Onie Scarves I designed in memory of her. She was the most incredible woman I have ever met and I was extremely fortunate that she was my mom!! I miss and love you mom! At Christmas it always feel like she is here with us as we continue many of the Christmas moments she began and enjoy the wonderful memories of the past while making new ones along the way. Take the time this year to love those around you and spend time with them. They are the ones that matter the most and truly the best gifts you will ever receive!
FREE KNITTING PATTERN: The Coffee Time Cowl pattern includes 2 different cowls that are easy to knit and perfect for gifts and more. Quick knits perfect to work on during your coffee break or a moment of the day you wish to relax and enjoy knitting something new for yourself or those you care about. This is my early Christmas gift to you this year for all your support, purchases, inspiration and chatting. I hope you enjoy this pattern and pass it forward by knitting one for someone less fortunate who needs a cozy cowl to warm their day. There are many different organizations you can donate one or more scarves and give the gift of warmth to others. This is all I ask for my free patterns, that you pass it forward in some special way. You can download it on Ravelry below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy by email for those who are not on Ravelry. You can see more of my designs on my Etsy store at http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com or my website at http://www.vbaberdesigns.etsy.com
In the Pink…newest knits added to my designs. One of the colours I noticed somewhat missing from my designs is pink. It is not a colour I wear often and perhaps that is why, but after making several designs in different strengths of pink I have realized that I must add this beautiful colour to my wardrobe. Pink can be so soft and gentle or striking and bold. You can wear the tone you feel that day and want to project to others around you. I love these two different hand painted yarns I used on the base of the different scarves. Both have a completely different effect and character.
I love working with hand painted yarns! It’s like a constant surprise every stitch you take with anticipation to see what that next stitch becomes in colour. Always keeping your eyes happy with something new to look at just around the corner or in this case stitch. To top it off each skein is different from the other making it a challenge to bring them all together and so interesting each time I start a new project. I am completely hooked on hand painted yarns as you can see by my designs. I also love mixing solid colours together and working them so they become one. Once again each piece has it’s own character depending on how the yarns decide to land while I knit and crochet them. You can see these and more of my designs at:
The hand warmers are both designs I have previously designed, but in different colours and colour techniques making the design new again. I love reworking a design be it different yarns or colour ways to see how I can improve or change the look. Some designs give birth to new designs with inspiration abounding from the vary stitches of each piece. As you see with my Rose collections, it just keeps getting bigger as I become inspired by the previous piece I designed. Roses happen to be my favourite flower which could be part of my inspiration as well.
Off to be inspired by Christmas and my crocheted garland. I have started working on it this week and of course I am using hand painted yarns for at least some of the garland. I love being inspired by nature and all it’s wonderful gifts it gives us everyday. Must run and get back to my garland…I love Christmas!! Have a fabulous day!!
Warm up your winter day with these new wonderfully soft Chunky knit Rose Onie scarves. A smaller version of my Rose Onie scarf collection with a chunkier super soft hand painted merino wool. These colours are so vibrant they alone brighten and warm a cool day. Here are some of the new colours I have added with a simple hat (that can be embellished with roses too) and some hand warmers to complete the set. This is my favourite scarf I have designed since I designed it in memory of my amazing mother, Onie. Christmas was her favourite time of year, she made it so special every year! I treasure all the wonderful memories she instilled in our family and love instilling the same traditions she did with my own family.
I have some other new designs I will blog about later on and a “crocheted garland” project. I have been trying to come up with Asthma friendly decorations that can look fabulous, but can be washed up and kept dust mite free and toxin free for next year. I had to rid the house of many of my decorations as I finally realized they were causing me serious asthma issues every Christmas, which magically disappeared with in a day of putting everything away. Stay tuned to see what I design for my crocheted garland, or at least the beginnings of this project. There are so many things that inspires me for this Garland project. Can’t wait to start…
You can see more colours below and link to my Etsy store or website here: