Let the Games Begin!

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The time for the Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL Hunter Games is upon us!  Since some people are new to MKALs, I thought a quick blog on how the games work is in order. I’ll post a clue, either images, words, or both, with a set time limit in the Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL thread and eligible participants have that set time period in which to Ravelry message me their answer. For instance, you may see something like this: and your challenge is to come up with an answer that includes reference to each and every aspect. The correct answer for this sample clue is: Puddles, the Great Dane, Lindsay’s knit companion. Just “Great Dane” or just “Knit Companion” would be partial answers & …

Pin Profile Bonnie Bishoff

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Welcome Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL-ers & Knit Eco Chic readers, alike. Today’s first Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL interview is with artist and shawl pin designer Bonnie Bishoff. 1. From your background in the Fine Arts, what inspired you to apply your colorful polymers and metalwork mediums into knitting accessories? I have the blessing of having married a wonderful artistic partner Mark Syron, and have the additional gift of having his mother, Barbara Jones as a muse in the fiber world and a support of all endeavors handmade. I started knitting when I was very young- shown by my grandmother, who was an avid knitter. It didn’t stick ’til I picked up the needles again at 18 and started with a …

Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL

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Want a chance to win a shawl pin by JUL Designs? How about Bonnie Bishoff’s Bee Shawl Pin? Perhaps a prize from the Black Mountain Yarn Shop or a custom made MKAL exclusive knitter’s project bag are too tempting to pass by? Well then, come and join the Shawl Pin Shawl MKAL on Ravelry! Just a glimpse about the pattern: this easy level shawl features Drama by Claudia Hand Painted Yarns and comes in two sizes. The small – 10.5”/ 26.5cm deep by 64”/ 162.5cm wide – requires 2 skeins of yarn. The large – 12.75”/ 32.5cm deep by 74”/ 188cm wide – requires 3 skeins of yarn. The special features of the shawl are a secret, but the design …