Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Fluff

Many a woman loves a bit of sparkle for the upcoming holiday season.  Adding a little something new is easy and brings joy to both wearer and observer.

This is the latest craze to go through my favorite LYS.  Katia Triana Lux which comes in a variety of shades, this fabulous black/grey/cream combo with gold sparkles is my personal favorite.  Basically this is a variety of the popular mesh ruffle yarns with glitz added.

Luckily, I managed to grab a ball before it was all gone.  Currently, the staff just says "its on back order" to those of us waiting not so patiently for a new supply. 

In less time than it takes to watch a football game, a marvelous swath of festivity can be worked.   Folks are working this simple boa scarf with anywhere from five to ten stitches per row and using everything from a size 8 to a 13 needle.  The point here is that no new supplies are needed.  One ball, any needle, any number of stitches and VOILA!  In about two hours a gift is ready.

I love the way that this makes a ruffle when wound about the neckline.  It is spiffy whether worn as a traditional scarf or twirled and tucked like a huge collar.  

With something this wonderful, and a whole cadre of knitters & crocheters waiting impatiently, I sure hope that back order is already shipped!  

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