Men’s Plaid Tartan style scarf

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Men’s Plaid Tartan scarf is perfect for this fall and winter adding a unique and stylish touch to your wardrobe. This is a great scarf for men and woman with colours more feminine coming soon.  There will be hand warmers in the colours to match and various options down the road so keep an eye out for what I add to the Plaid Tartan Collection soon.  Made with beautiful hand painted merino wool from http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com and http://www.malabrigoyarn.com  More pictures below including the hand warmers that go with the Plaid Tartan scarf.  Available now at http://www.valeriebaberdesign.com or http://www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com

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Sweet Time at Sweetgeorgia Yarns

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Sweet time at Sweetgeorgia Yarns in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. With knitting and crocheting always on my mind and new designs dancing around in my head I decided the best thing to do to start off our vacation in Vancouver was to make my first stop Sweetgeoria Yarns http://www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com . A most wonderful decision in my mind as the stunning colours of their beautiful yarns as I first walked into the store flowed seamlessly with the beautiful flowers blooming around Vancouver as we drove from the Airport to my first destination. It was so hard not to spend more time looking at all the beautiful colours and fibres as my family patiently waited for me to finish. As you know it is extremely hard to pull yourself away from a vast collection of yarn in front of you. 🙂

These walls were covered in various yarns and colour ways. It is so hard to choose as they are all so lovely.

With my first batch of yarn I was working on an Alberta Tartan scarf for a custom order that is reminiscent of the Alberta Tartan. I used the Deep Cove and Botanical from Sweetgeorgia yarns to design these. The plaid one is not finished as I haven’t decided on which clasps I want to use from my stock. I am deciding if I should pattern the Tartan plaid version. They are both still in the finishing design stage and I may make changes but this gives you an idea of what they will look like. I will also change the blue so it is more true to the Alberta Tartan Colours.

I first tried Sweetgeorgia yarns last year on my trip to Victoria and Vancouver when I popped into The Beehive Wool Shop http://www.beehivewoolshop.com/ in Victoria. This is one of the biggest yarn stores I have been in. A must see if you are ever in Victoria, B.C. Canada.

I adore the colour combinations and hand painted techniques of Sweetgeoria yarns and have decided to add it to my designs as well sell it with some of my knitting and crochet patterns. You can find some of my knitting kits on my online store http://www.intricateknits.etsy.com I will be adding more in the late summer and early fall.

I had the pleasure of a tour into the back where they create their amazing colour ways and more. Here are some pictures of the work in progress.

I am looking forward to adding more Canadian content to my designs and using different fibres and colour ways to enhance my work. I love using a variety of different yarns from different sources. I am often inspired by the yarn itself as I begin to design my next piece. Hand painted yarns are a true joy to work with. The ever changing colours keep you interested as you knit or crochet along adding a unique essence to each design. Have a wonderful day today.