We all need a little sparkle in our lives

A few years ago I was volunteering at an elementary school helping kindergartners with their arts and crafts projects.  There was one little girl who was obsessed with the glitter glue. There were several colors and she was determined to use EVERY color. After about an hour, she had gotten the glue all over herself and was actually quite happy with the result. I couldn't help but notice that her face was brighter than all the other kids' (who were using little or no glitter glue); it was almost like it was the glitter was making ‘her’ shine. I think we can all take a page from this girl’s book and add a little sparkle to our daily lives.

One of our new yarns for fall is Ava – a merino based yarn with a metallic thread. It has just the right amount of sparkle – enough for any special occasion item, but not too much that you couldn't use it for an everyday item that you wanted to make just a little extra special. It has a very soft hand that gets even softer after a good soak.

To go with our new yarn, Ava, we have a booklet that features a couple of garments and accessories.

I have a special occasion that I am going to next spring and am thinking about making a top to pair with a fancy skirt. But I can also see an evening bag or opera gloves out of it. Or maybe a stole…

In the meantime, I leave you with this thought - 

Knit on!

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