Category Archives: what’s on the needles

A Sweater Tale

As you may recall from an earlier post — 6-1/2 months ago — I started on my very first adult-sized sweater. It was to be a birthday gift for my sister. The chosen pattern was Ambiente a lovely top down sweater … Continue reading

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What’s OFF the Needles: Passi Shawl

We’re headed this weekend to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, and it was my job this week to get this shawl started and finished!  We have a dozen or so kits that will be for sale at the festival (and at … Continue reading

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What’s On the Needles: 500 Hats

I’m not making 500 hats, we are! Every year since 2009, Lovelyarns has collected 500+ hats for donation to a local elementary/middle school.  Last year we visited Armistead Gardens Elementary, and we’ll probably be going back there again this year (tentative!). … Continue reading

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What’s On The Needles: Addition & Attraction

Here at Lovely, we are all about blending yarns.  Our potato chip scarf (pattern available in the shop) is made with two yarns, one plain worsted and one sparkle fabulous, and we have plenty of patterns that involve the combination … Continue reading

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What’s On The Needles: Coming Up Short

You know how sometimes you’re knitting a thing, and it’s supposed to be symmetrical, and you think, yeah, I am totally going to use up all the yarn I have and it’s going to be perfect?  And then you use … Continue reading

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What’s On The Needles: Ocean Edition

I’m in vacation this week at my family’s house in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and my oceanside project is very appropriate. I am on a big shawl kick right now (a big kick, not for big shawls, although this is one) … Continue reading

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Blogger #3: best for last?

Hey lovelies! This is Sue, the owner and head Yarn Pusher here at Lovelyarns. I am thrilled to be a contributor to this blog, and will be adding occasional random thoughts and funny bits. I will leave the serious blogging … Continue reading

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Meet Lovely Blogger #2

Hi, there.  I’m Jayne and following Elinor, I’m contributor #2 to Lovelyarns’ new blog. I came across Lovelyarns one day long ago when the shop had its start on the upper floor of the rowhouse on 36th Street. I immediately … Continue reading

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Blogger #1 takes the stage

Hey lovelies! Lovelyarns is entering the 21st century and getting ourselves a blog. This is Elinor, contributor #1. You might know me from the store on weekends or Mondays, the knit-along, or from sock classes across the years. I learned … Continue reading

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