Beads. Sparkles. Glitter. Shimmer. Shine.
Call it what you want - this old gal loves bling. I will buy yarn with shimmer thread twisted into it. I will buy yarn with beads and dangles and stuff already attached. And I am not bothered by slipping on bling stitch by stitch with a tiny steel hook.
Yes, I did buy Swarovski Crystals for my knitting. These lovely additions are a huge impact even when used sparingly.
This, my friends, is an alpaca cowl with a line of crystal - such a huge result from tiny little bits! The yarn is lace weight and all from Ebony Rose who once upon a time lived in Anza Valley. Although small and light weight, this cowl is overly warm for Los Angeles. It might need to go on a trip to the cold so that it can perform admirably and attract attention for the rose colored crystals gracing the Ebony Rose yarn.
PS. Yes, I also gifted myself the Swarovski stitch markers.