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A New Year, a New Challenge

February 17, 2012

Update: I do have an amethyst shawl and a beautiful aquamarine inspired shawl for February and March. I’m just looking for a way to photograph them, and come to think of  it, a mannequin will fit into my next project:   365 Days of Creativity.


I had fun with last year’s challenge to make snowmen for each month of the year. This year, I’ve decided to choose birthstones as an inspiration for knitting projects. January’s birthstone, and mine, is the garnet. I asked some friends on my Quilts and Heirlooms Etsy team to help me out. These are some of the gorgeous garnet items we came up with.

Clubaloha created this amazing lap quilt in garnets and blue.

Elliemae55 made a beautiful quilted table topper in red and white.

Littlepearlquilts made her garnet project for a younger set.

Quiltsalad embroidered this adorable angel wall hanging.

KandKkrafts has these great pillowcases in her shop.

How about these coasters from thegiftgarden in a lighter shade of red with flowers that could be January carnations?

Greatquiltations made this beautiful bargello wall art called wine and roses, an excellent addition to a birthday bash.

Baloolahbunting has some lacy red bunting in her shop.

I love the plaid and flowers in this baby bib by lovethebaby.

This is the scarf I created using deep reds and textured yarns in a diagonal stripe pattern.

February is amethyst. Wait and see what we come up with next!

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  1. February 17, 2012 5:38 am

    Such fabulous items, Mary Ellen! Love your scarf!

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