Monday's Pretty Things

MONDAY’S PRETTY THINGS :: Earthy Autumn Blues

There’s a hint of fall in the air. When I say “hint”, I really mean that — a nearly imperceptible nudge that’s just barely recognizable as autumn. This is Florida, after all. There’s no crisp air, no falling leaves, nothing to quiet the around-the-clock hum of the air conditioner. But it’s there on the calendar — September — and today, I’m picturing September in minty blues and earthy browns.

Ferm Living Harlequin Mug via Decorate Shop DKHarlequin Mug from Ferm Living, via

Autumn Field and Mountains, via FjellbyAutumn Field and Mountains, vie Fjellby

Striped Cardigan Pattern on Ravelry by PinneguriStriped Cardigan Pattern, via Pinneguri on Ravelry

Étretat, Haute-Normandie, France via Kostyasticky on FlickrÉtretat, Haute-Normandie, France via Kostyasticky on Flickr

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Conversations with Designers

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT :: Guest Blog: Recycled Silk Ribbon from Nicole of ‘Darn Good Yarn’

(Remember a few months back when I talked briefly about a yarn company which produces yarn made from unusual fibers like recycled saris, bananas, and nettles? Well, today  Nicole, the director of Darn Good Yarn, is with us to tell us more!)
Guest blog - Nicole of Darn Good Yarn - Recycled Sari Ribbon

My mom thinks it’s cool that I have my internet friends because I never leave my office long enough to make the real-in-the-flesh kind. It’s not that I’m anti-social, I just own my own business, Darn Good Yarn. And like a child it consumes me day and night. So, when Gina “@”‘d me on Twitter to guest blog about my child…errr business I was all about it!

At the start of 2008, I wanted to make a difference and I needed to be stimulated creatively since I didn’t have that in my “past life” (I was active duty Air Force). So, I merged these ideals and Darn Good Yarn was born.

Darn Good Yarn - recycled silk yarn, recycled silk ribbon, exotic craft supplies, recycled sari

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Handmade, Little Style

box of knitted baby goodies from a dear friend

if we’re connected on twitter, you’ve already had a sneak peek into the box of hand-knitted goodies my dear friend lauren sent for the baby. lauren has been my kindred spirit for years now, and she was one of my bridesmaids when i got married two years ago.  we’ve never lived in the same state, ever, and often don’t even live in the same country — but that’s no matter. when we’re together it’s like no time has passed and we catch up right where we left off. everyone needs a friend like lauren.handmade knit knitted pink and white striped short sleeve baby girl sweater

handmade knit knitted green and purple kimono style baby girl sweater with matching knit had and embroidered owl

handmade knit knitted white and pink baby girl blanket with ruffle

pretty pale blue grey and green indonesian sarong for mama

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products i love: yarn made from unusual fibers like recycled saris, bananas, and nettles

isn’t this gorgeous? it’s made from the remnants of silk saris left over during the manufacturing process. you can purchase it over at Darn Good Yarn. they also sell recycled sari ribbon and yarn made from banana fibers,  as well as hemp and nettle yarn. who would have thought?
Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn Art Knitting Crochet available for sale via Darn Good Yarn

image via Darn Good Yarn

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