The shawl pin shown below will be given to one person, to be selected at random among all customers purchasing yarn between now and next Friday. No entry required, no bidding, no special requests — just make a yarn purchase in the next 7 days and your name will be included in the randomized drawing. Winner will be announced next Saturday, May 28. Be sure to check out the most recent blog posts below as well as the growing collection of Blog Reader Specials that are still available.
I recently received one of these beautiful shawlpins, straight from the artist: Sarah Lukes, and I knew it had to go to a Knitivity knitter. Actually she showed one just like it on Facebook, preparing for a fiber arts show. I’ve not personally seen similar shawl pins, and I just had to have one to share with someone who appreciates nice yarn and all the goodies that go with it. 🙂 About an inch and a quarter wide and two and half inches long, it will stand out without being obtrusive. And having a miniature knitting needle as the pin makes this a perfect accent piece for your knitted garment.
Sarah runs “Seattle Sky Dyeworks” and has a variety of shawl pins, buttons, and even yarns — you really need to go and see all that she has! (And tell her Ray at Knitivity sent you!) 🙂
As she describes it:
Ceramic Raven Shawl Pin ~ Raku Fired ~ Wire Wrapped
Ravens are incredibly intelligent and absolutely stunning.
This shawl pin is about 1.3″ at it’s widest, is wrapped with your choice of silver or copper wire, and finished with a miniature bamboo knitting needle. The wire is semi malleable so that you can adjust the pin as necessary to fit your piece.
Each piece is individually glazed and fired so there will be variants from pin to pin.