Girls Like Sparkley Things


Vash is our resident philosopher and he came up with this one when he was three years old and visiting Jesse’s pre-school.  Growing up in a house full of boys, this gave him his first opportunity to really view the opposite sex in a social setting.  Seemed like a reasonable conclusion.

While this particular observation does not describe me per se, it is an absolute truism for my sisters who like sparkley things – especially sparkley socks!!!

And the latest Little Knits order arrived today. (Yaaaaay Little Knits.)

And in it could be found three different colors of Disco sock yarn.

Can you see the sparkles?  They are subtle but there throughout the yarn.

And then, from the Dream In Color special yarn club selection, Spanish Star – from their sparkley Starry line.

Yup – those little glints of light are sparkles!!!

But girls love more than just sparkles – they love soft muted color combinations . . .

And long color exchanges . . .

And yes Sis – all of the above are coming your way . . . And maybe one of each is staying in my stash too (grin).

And we all know I just can’t resist a great Little Knits sale – and there are so many that it is always hard to choose which one to succumb to on any given order, but I so fell in love with Louisa Harding’s Kimono Angora when I made Mary’s chemo hat, that I went with Louisa Hardings Kashmir Aran yarn in a steel blue color.

This yarn is 55% merino wool (love it!), 10% cashmere (oh my!) and 35% microfiber – which also adds softness and washability which I need since the color and fiber certainly makes it useful for something for the boys.  Everyone on the Little Knits Ravelry Group raved about this yarn and I needed to have more solid colors in my stash because I love cable/aran/celtic patterns which can get lost in varigated or striped yarns – so 20 skeins for less than $50.  (Do you see me doing my happy dance around my desk?)  Hee Hee.

So we can expand our beginning statement to girls like sparkley things, and soft muted color combinations, and long color exchanges and great deals – and as always – girls love Little Knits.

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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2 Responses to Girls Like Sparkley Things

  1. danielle says:

    SQUEAL!!!! It’s hard to feel more excited than this right now!

  2. Shelly R. says:

    Did you do your happy dance around your computer?

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