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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Welcome To ' Wintery Woolens ' ..

Hello my dear friends,

I should have shared this post some time ago but things don't always work out the way we want them too.

As I am sure you all already know since some time now that I just love being creative as much as possible and I love the so many different ways I can be creative too.

This year I am spending a lot more time sitting in my car, waiting for my younger daughter to finish high school for the day. I hate just sitting there with nothing to do and for a while I had been crocheting little snowflakes to use with my gifts for this Christmas but there is only so many snowflakes you can crochet without straining your fingers and eyes.

A little while ago my daughter Ashleigh had found a lovely image on Pinterest and saved it for me because it gave her an idea. The image was of a little angel sitting in a tree knitting a red scarf and two little squirrels were her helpers. She told me of how lovely it would be to knit this red scarf.

 The perfect little gift to someone for a cold Winter season ... you see, nothing is nicer than having a nice lone, cuddly and warm scarf when it is cold outside. I liked her thought so much that I right away I started searching for the perfect red yarn to make this simple yet special scarf. I found what I was looking for at a supplier in Europe that I have bought from before. Only 4 days later my red yarn at my front door ... I was so excited!

The yarn is so soft and lovely and the perfect color too. Believe it or not, the next morning my first scarf was completed and I was a happy knitter with the way it turned out. A simple design, long, soft and made with warm and caring thoughts, just like it could have been created by that little angel and those two little furry critters.

And because I love snowflakes so much they all are embellished with some of my crochet mohair
snowflakes as you will see below.

And this is it ...

... my red scarf.

But I didn't stop there ...

 ... it was so much fun to knit again and I have a thing for lovely yarn and that's why I ended up making a few more scarves which were these two.

A lovely gray scarf and ...

... a lovely blue/gray scarf.

Whilst knitting on my scarves, I had the idea for  'Wintery Woolens' ...

 ... my new and second Etsy shop.

It seems that many close their shops towards Christmas but I have decided to still open mine instead.

My second shop will be a seasonal little shop that, next Winter, that will be open from mid November (which unfortunately didn't work out for this year) until the end of January for when it is cold outside. This little shop will have anything woolly and warm that I might create for the cold season of the year. ( That is what I am hoping it will be.)

I just pressed the publish button and right now my new little shop is officially open and ready for business. You will find my first three completed knitted creations listed including a red scarf, so why not pop over and take a peek?! You can click on the link above or you will find it on my right side bar too.

I would love to hear what you think of my newest woolly creations if you have a moment to spare.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. What lovelies you have created, Karen. And lots of luck with your new shop! Happy holidays to you and your family. Sue

  2. Best wishes for your new shop! I love nice cozy scarves and was gifted with some beautiful (and expensive!!) yarn that I'm gathering courage to knit up.

  3. Beautiful scarves, good luck with your new shop. Glad your daughter loved that red scarf picture?

  4. I love the red scarf! The snowflakes on it are perfect. Best wishes on the new shop!

  5. What a lovely story and so wonderful scarfs. I can't decide which color is the nicest one.

    Hugs Ines♥

  6. Que bonitas bufandas con ese toque navideƱo, me encantan!!!! besos