Scrap blankets have always held a special spot in my heart. With each additional color I include, I'm reminded of the special projects I made with them. Plus, I always feel the need to use up every inch of the special hand dyed yarns.
Recently, a few dear friends urged me to write up the patterns for my blankets. I've been using my own recipe for years, and was really happy to hear that others want to make them as well!
Enter the Serenity Blanket and the Faded Blanket. These two beauties use up ALL your yarn scraps and combine them into a work of art. The patterns will be available for download in my Ravelry shop (click the link!) on December 11th!
If you would like to purchase my blankets, they are currently for sale in my Etsy Shop! (click the link to follow!)
For all my sale-savvy friends, we are currently having a 25% OFF SALE in the entire Etsy shop!!! No coupon code is necessary! Valid until December 1st.
2017 has definitely been the year of the indie dyer. Every day it seems I find new indie yarn dyers I want to try as they post drool-worthy photos on Instagram. The Grocery Girls Podcast also doesn't help with the enabling factor. I've decided to make a list of all my favorite yarn dyers and who I'm dying to try! (See what I did there?)
Sunrise Fiber Co.
Yarn Cafe Creations
The knit-a-long for my new Stone Arch Shawl is in full swing. Join Leo's Lovely Treasures and The Girls in the Yarn Café for a fun and relaxed knit-a-long! Share photos in The Girls in the Yarn Café Ravelry group and chat with other knitters. Each finished shawl enters you for an awesome prize! You can get pattern support and all your pattern-related questions answered in the group.
Join today! The KAL runs now through July 31st!
Just released today! You can now purchase my Stone Arch Shawl on Ravelry! I am in love with the simplicity of the design, yet it keeps your interest with the color changes and lace sections. So grab your two favorite skeins of sock yarn and get started!
Stay tuned for a KAL coming up with some awesome yarn dyers!
One of my big goals for Leo's Lovely Treasures has been to branch out on my pattern designing. As much as I love designing baby knits, a dream of mine has always been to design a summer shawl. I was inspired one of my favorite places; the beach near my home. The stone arch sign is a welcoming touch that I've always loved.
This lightweight, airy shawl uses two skeins of sock yarn with edges mimicking the arched sign. It's an asymmetrical shawl that blends two colors together in the middle section. Two contrasting colors make for a sharp contrast, where a speckled skein with a matching semisolid would create an awesome blending effect.
Pattern will be available for purchase the end of this month!
Keep an eye out for an awesome collaboration with Yarn Cafe Creations this month!
When making this pattern, be sure to share on Ravelry as well as on Instagram using #stonearchshawl!
As many of you know, besides running Leo's Lovely Treasures, I work full time in the cancer center at my hospital. Working with amazing patients who are so fearless in the face of cancer really fuels my soul. I was recently lucky enough to donate one of my blankets to an amazing woman and patient. Being able to give a small token back really does feel good.
It's that time of year! Sales and discounts galore! Look no further than Leo's Lovely Treasures! Take advantage of TODAY ONLY for 40% off the entire shop.
Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: There is a $5 minimum purchase. Due to the nature of this sale, all sales are final.
In the knitting world, Wednesdays are known for sharing your current projects. Now that it's actually starting to feel like fall, my sweater knitting fever has hit full force. I recently fell in love with Joji Locatelli's sweater patterns. I've been inspired by her Instagram feed (@jojilocat) where she features her beautiful knitwear designs, projects, travel adventures, and more. I recently started her Tourist sweater pattern using one of my favorite indie yarn dyers (@yarn_cafe_creations), who custom dyed an awesome speckled ivory, blue, green, and gray yarn for me!
I also recently started a rainbow mermaid tail as a custom order for an awesome customer! This photo doesn't show a lot of progress, as I'm already on the purple section! Once these two projects are done, I may need a break from the bigger projects. More baby accessories on the horizon? I think so!
Fellow knitters! What are you working on? LLT lovers! What would you like to see more of?
Next month, my mom and I are traveling to my favorite home away from home. I first fell in love with Seattle last year when LLT was a vendor at Baby Fest. From the freshest seafood, to the best cannoli, and most beautiful fresh flowers, Pike Place is my heaven on earth.
To spread the love, I'm offering 25% off in the shop!
From September 19th to September 30th, enjoy 25% off any order of $10 or more! Simply use coupon code "Seattle" at checkout!
I'm a recent college graduate, living the dream day by day, and knitting as much as I can.