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August 21, 2010

From Susan — Just Call Me Sparkles!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 7:54 pm

Have you ever googled your name?  Some other Susan Rainey goes by the stage (?) name Sparkles the Clown for kids’ parties — IT IS NOT ME!!  But there are some sparkles in my knitting life!

I usually opt for very traditional yarn and colors.  I have tried to branch out from time to time, but I seldom stray.  When I went to The Yarn Garage last Wednesday, I saw some gorgeous yarn.  They had variations of it kitted up with a sequined yarn for a simple shawlette (price: a mere $89).  I am all about the shawlette lately and I love the yarn, so here I be.  The proud owner of sparkly yarn!

The kits come is a very cute and functional bag.

I want to start this NOW, but I have a couple of things to wrap up.

This looks like something my alter ego, Sparkles the Clown, might be interested in! 😉

PS: A couple of you have asked about the pattern I will use.  The kit came with a pattern, and I am using the pattern they provided because it looked great and is made for this yarn.  It is the Zephyr Shawl by Lauren Scarpo.  The Rav pics do NOT do it justice!!!  It apparently was in the June 2010 issue of Knit ‘n Style.


  1. I googled my name once and it turns out I am also a stripper in Vegas!!! Glad yours is a good sparkly rather than a kinda scary sparkly! I love the blog girls and your knitting is beautiful, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Heidi — August 21, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  2. Do you have a pattern in mind? I wear alot turtle necks in the fall/winter and want to knit something for work

    Comment by Penny — August 22, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  3. Oh, I love Great Adirondack yarn! I bought the most beautiful merino/bamboo yarn of theirs, and it was a joy to knit with. I’m so proud of you! Maybe you could join up with Heidi and wear sparkly things in Vegas…

    Comment by lisle — August 22, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

  4. One of the ladies I knit with has the same kit and I had been trying to remember the name of it. So lovely. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for it.

    Comment by Needles — August 23, 2010 @ 7:10 am

  5. My google-alter-ego is a massage therapist! The sparkles look intriguing. Can’t wait to see your finished shawlette.

    Comment by Kym — August 23, 2010 @ 11:24 am

  6. Hint – wind the sequin yarn on cardboard or a toilet paper core with slits on each end. I initially wound mine in a ball and spent 3 hours last night untangling it. The ball just fell apart.

    Comment by Ardys — August 23, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

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