Purposeful Purchasing + A Springtime Project

Recently I purchased this yarn cozy from Siam Square on Etsy because (1) I love her work and (2) She is using a portion of her proceeds to aide Japan, her home country. So, win win.

[Source:  Siam Square]

As soon as the cozy arrived, I immediately placed my current project inside. Soon my project was too large to fit in the cozy so I decided to finish it up; thereby making room for another project which resides in the cozy as I type. You like the way I think? :-)

Here is the finished project made from my mercerized cotton stash that I received from CT in a swap hosted by Alessandra last spring apparently two springs ago (has it really been that long?). I am contemplating making a decorative clip since the necklace is not included. In fact I borrowed it just for these shots.  We shall see.

It's a capelet shawl that actually reaches your elbow.  When I can find a model, I'll take some pictures on an actual person.  This of course will be listed in the shop.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Love the cozy! The shawl is so pretty.....and the color is fabulous! ~Val


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