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I was lucky enough to be a part of Paige's Crafting It Forward. I've talked about Paige a couple of times - but in case you don't live and die by my blog (in which case, you should have your head checked), Paige is of Lenox Knits fame. An incredible knitster and a great friend, I'm so totally thrilled to own a piece she made. And to make things even better? Included with the magnificent scarf was the most adorable headband. I love them both - and am in total awe of this incredible woman. I have tried to knit and crochet many times - but apparently my brain doesn't work the way it needs to in order to master either craft. I even bought "Crochet for Dummies", hoping that would help... but $10 and almost an entire skein later, I'm embarrassed to admit that I can't even get the first stitch of crochet right. And yes, I'm talking about the knot you make to get the string on the crochet needle.

I will even admit to buying one of those circular hand loomy things (I'm into technical terms) - and I'm so uncoordinated and clumsy that I couldn't get it to work...and broke it on my first attempt.


Yep. I'm that big of a dork.


I can't get pictures off my camera right now - but I can still operate my scanner. Sometimes.

I was able to get scans of Paige's amazing work...but I hate that there isn't any definition to the pictures. You can't see the gorgeous pattern she used. And of course, I have no clue what you call it...straight, knot, knot, knot, straight, knot, knot, knot. It's stunning in person - she used colors of royalty. The colors aren't "pure", tho - the purple has tiny red lines in it, and is stretchy. The orange has a similar stretch, with streaks of red. There is also a solid red made of the same thick, stretchy...ummm...yarn? Ribbon? Oh man. Please don't be offended!
Along these larger "ribbons" are smaller threads - and they are extraordinary as well. Black, green, blue, gray, and gold swirl together like they are dancing to cat bch the light. It's just...beautiful. Astounding. Unique. Classy.

Like I told Paige, I have nothing to wear it with - it's so regal that I need to go buy something special to go with it.
The headband is wonderful as well. Done in a different stitch and in an almost terra cotta color (that goes well with the scarf), it's awesome. I don't have anything like it - I've seen them before, wished for one before, but never had the chance to own one before. And now I do...YIPPEEE!!!

As part of Paige's crafty Pay It Forward, I now have to offer up my own items to 5 people. I've been thinking of what to send...but I'm not going to announce it until my art swaps are finished on the 30th. I'm swamped with those right now and don't feel it's fair to put the winners off that long. Keep your eyes open, tho - the announcement will be made around May 30th - and I will do my best to create something the winners will enjoy as much as I love the scarf and headband Paige was sweet enough to make for me.



Scarf made by Paige

Headband made by Paige (Etsy link)

Thank you so muchPaige. Awesome, aren't they??

xx

8 Royal Responses:

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tstreasures said...

Very nice, love the colors! You crack me up about trying to crochet. I used to crochet quite a bit and found it far easier than knitting. Love the look of both though.

Lenox Knits said...

You are too sweet! I'm so glad you like them. The colors just made me think of you, regal yet fun. The slip knot actually took me over 15 minutes of my first class to conquer, I honestly thought about throwing in the yarn. But once I got the hang of it I couldn't put the needles down.

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One Creative Queen said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one who had trouble with that! I'm also glad to know the book wasn't making up some strange knot, just to see how many people could do it. ;)

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One Creative Queen said...

Katherine, those items are so pretty. I love the colours! I took part in crafting it forward too. It was so much fun! Also, I read your sweet ♥ comment on Kristin's blog (My Art and the Mom in me). You are too kind!
Love ya,

Duni

One Creative Queen said...

I love Paige's things. Lucky you! Go buy something regal right now!!

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