Friday, January 27, 2012

A Better Standing Ovation

Back in December I knit the pattern Ovate which is a paid pattern on Ravelry. I loved the pattern except for one thing: The tacky closure. Maybe it was the toggles I chose? Maybe it was my lack of mad skill in the crochet department? Whatever the reason - it looked like crap. I found myself not wanting to wear my fancy Rasta shawl that I was so excited about. Sad face.


See how sad that looks? It didn't look much better with me in it, let me tell you. And honestly, I don't think it looked that great on other people's either. I feel like people really had to work to get it to look nice in their Ravelry pictures. Maybe it's just not my style. I can't pull off the belted sweater look either. **Shrugs**


Enter some serious Etsy browsing and the discovery of a shop called WireDreamsDesign. I found a wonderful shawl pin there that is pearl colored on one side and black on the other. It's made out of Polymer Clay and the "pin" is a recycled knitting needle. FABULOUS!


As you can see there is a pattern in the clay as well - making it just a little more special. I only took pictures of the pearl colored side, as I didn't think the black side would show up well in pictures.


I am soooooo happy with this purchase and think this is a wonderful upgrade to the shawl. I have added this shop to my favorites and suspect I will be getting more shawl pins from them in the future. Did I mention they are really affordable too?  Awesome!

Happy happy joy joy!

8 comments:

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh that looks fabulous! Yes I see what you mean about the toggle thingy, just doesn't go with the shawl somehow. I love shawls....
Hope you're feeling better today :-)
love Lori x

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. For all the details go here http://knittingnix.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-got-award.html

Congrats :)

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Knitting Nix Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you! My first blog award! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Thank you!

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Hippywitch Thank you so much! I am so happy with the upgrade I have done here. I love shawls too - and little shawlettes! So snuggly warm and a joy to make as well! :)
I am feeling better today. Thanks for checking in with me! Happy weekend friend!

Suebanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the pin. But knowing me... I would end up losing it after one or two wears. Either that or my kids would fall in love with it and run off with it.

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Suebanna I just have my dog and cat to contend with, so it's still at risk for being eaten or burried in a cat box - but it's not real likely. I am more likely to lose it then anything! I am keeping it attached to the shawl at all times. :)

Cyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Much better, good choice! And now I will go browse that etsy shop. Thanks!

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Cyn Thanks Cyn! There are a lot of cute pins at the shop and very affordable. I am trying to come up with reasons to buy more. ;)

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